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Event Overview


Converting to a lightweight neck and closure system for PET bottles is a quick and easy way to reduce your operating costs and achieve your sustainability goals. In a time of economic challenges and shifting market demand learn about how lightweighting presents an ideal opportunity to save money while adapting to consumer needs.

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Learning Objectives

  • Who is switching to lightweight in 2020 and why
  • The lightweight options available for different beverage types
  • Real-world examples of how much you can save in operating costs and carbon emissions
  • What is involved in going lightweight and how long it takes

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Meet your Speakers and Host


Sylvain Talarico
Global PET Tooling Director - Husky Injection Molding Systems

Sylvain was appointed Husky’s Global PET Tooling Director in June 2018. Since joining Husky in 1998, he has held progressively senior roles and has overseen several significant Sales and Sales support initiatives in the PET Packaging domain. His previous positions include Sales and Sales Support roles, Project Engineering Management, as well as Product Management. Sylvain holds a Master of Sciences from the Institut Polytechnique de Lorraine.

Cosimo Carroccia
Rigid Packaging Expert, Europe - Husky Injection Molding Systems

Cosimo was appointed Husky’s Rigid Packaging Expert in June 2013. Since joining Husky in 2006, he has held several progressively senior roles in PET packaging optimization. His previous positions include Project Engineering roles, as well as Product Management. Cosimo holds an Engineering Degree in Mechanical Sciences.

Elisabeth Skoda (Host)
Editor - Packaging Europe

Coming from a background of translation and online news editing, Elisabeth has been with Packaging Europe since 2006, and in this time has developed a broad understanding of the packaging industry and an appreciation of the numerous innovations and developments that have come up over the years. As editor of Packaging Europe’s new magazine Touchpoints, she has a keen interest in packaging functionality and the consumer experience.