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Equate in key polyethylene supply milestone

Kuwait-based Equate Petrochemical Company had supplied more than 450,000 tonne of polyethylene to the country's leading plastic manufacturers in 17 years of its operation from 1998 to 2015, said its top official. Equate presid

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Demand for plastic, other bags to hit 38m tonnes

The worldwide demand for bags and sacks made of polyethylene foil, of other plastic foil, of woven plastic strips, as well as of paper, altogether will grow until 2022 to about 37.9 million tonnes, according to a recent market research report.

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$3.6bn Oman plastics project bids seen by year-end

The $3.6 billion Liwa Plastics Project, which aims to manufacture polyethylene for the first time in Oman, will invite bids for the construction of the project by the end of this year in order to commence operations by 2018, a report said.

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$3.6bn Oman plastics project bids seen by year-end

The $3.6 billion Liwa Plastics Project, which aims to manufacture polyethylene for the first time in Oman, will invite bids for the construction of the project by the end of this year in order to commence operations by 2018, a report said.

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Mideast to stay among top markets for LDPE

The low-density polyethylene (LDPE) market, which was worth $33 billion globally in 2013, will continue to grow at 1.5 per cent until 2021, driven by Asian countries and the Middle East, the largest markets for LDPE, a report said.

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New Egypt plant eyes petchem exports

A new state-owned ethylene factory due to start production in Alexandria next year could save Egypt about $500 million on annual imports and allow it to begin exporting petrochemicals to Western Europe and Africa, its chairman said.

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Qapco set to launch third LDPE plant

Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), a joint venture between Industries Qatar and Total Petrochemicals, will officially launch activities of its third low density polyethylene plant (LDPE 3) tomorrow. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al T

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EU imposes tax on UAE, Iran plastics

The European Union has imposed five-year tariffs on plastics from Iran, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, saying there are illegal state subsidies for exporters supplying Europe's rapidly growing soft-drinks market. Polyethylene terep

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Masterpak adopts eco-friendly practices

Masterpak, a leading plastic Polyethylene (PE) film manufacturer in Lebanon, said it aims to further integrate environmentally-friendly practices in its daily operations, planning and decision-making processes. Masterpak is a member of Ind

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Equate achieves 20m safe work hours

Equate Petrochemical, a Kuwait-based leading producer of polyethylene and ethylene glycol, has achieved 20 million safe work hours without any day away work case (DAWC). “This is a challenge,” said Hamad Al-Terkait, Equate president and CE

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