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Print, petchem industries see robust growth in GCC

The plastics, petrochemical, printing and packaging industries in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC are seeing robust productivity growth, according to an expert. Kamil Al-Jawhari, project manager of Saudi Print & Pack and

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Saudi launches 26 petchem projects worth $15bn

Saudi Arabia has launched as many as 26 projects at a total value of SR56.34 billion ($15 billion), with projects worth SR172.76 billion still in the planning stages, with recent reports on the flourishing market for petrochemicals, plastics, pr

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BPA plastics chemical poses no health risk, says EU watchdog

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA), used to stiffen some plastic food containers, poses no health risk to consumers of any age, including unborn children, at current levels of exposure, Europe's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday.

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Oman freezone plans to boost packaging sector

Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone plans to attract downstream plastics manufacturers to the logistics hub ahead of the construction of the Sultanate’s first dedicated agricultural terminal, a report said. "With the p

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Plastics Excellence Awards winners honoured

The GCC’s plastic industry honoured winners of the 5th Plastics Excellence Awards 2015, an initiative of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), at a gala event in Dubai, UAE, last night. Sponsored by Borou

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Borouge launches 3 plastics solutions at Arabplast

UAE-based Borouge, a manufacturer of polyoleofins, is introducing three new solutions for advanced packaging, baby care and toy market at Arabplast 2015, a major plastics trade show that opened in Dubai yesterday (January 10). Ara

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Borouge launches 3 plastics solutions at Arabplast

UAE-based Borouge, a manufacturer of polyoleofins, is introducing three new solutions for advanced packaging, baby care and toy market at Arabplast 2015, a major plastics trade show that opened in Dubai yesterday (January 10). Ara

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GCC petrochem output doubles in 10 years

The petrochemical sector in the GCC saw a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 11 per cent over the past 10 years, driven by enhanced capacities across all major sub-sectors, experts said. The figures were highlighted at a

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Saudi accounts for 70pc of total GCC packaging market

Saudi Arabia maintains 70 per cent share of the GCC’s total packaging industry as per recent industry studies, with local business posting a 15 per cent annual growth. Due to a widespread use of plastic as a raw packaging ma

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GCC plastics industry shows ‘consistent growth’

The plastics industry in the GCC is evolving into a larger, more diverse and sustainable industry opening up channels for more consumers and new revenues, according to a new research by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

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