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GCC plastics industry set for a revamp

Experts to discuss ways to improve business in the plastics sector

Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA
Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA

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Innovation, growth strategies and opportunities in key product sectors will be the main focus of this year’s PlastCon conference to give plastic converters new tools and examples to move their businesses forward.

The conference program includes a line of distinguished speakers from Tasnee Research Center, Saudi International Petrochemical Company and SABIC who will be giving their insights into latest technologies in the field of plastics conversions. 

Organised by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the conference, which is now in its fourth year, will also feature an award section to commend industry players for ‘excellence and ideas in plastics conversion’.

GPCA expects the conference to be attended by close to 400 people, up from 350 delegates last year.

Plastics conversion has seen relatively strong growth in the region from 2.55 million tonnes of finished and semi-finished processed plastics products being produced for end market use to an anticipated 4.13 million tonnes by 2014.

“Sizeable and consistent expansion in regional plastics production offers opportunities to build a downstream conversion industry which will lead to sustainable growth and create employment opportunities,” said secretary general of GPCA, Dr Abdulwahab Al Sadoun.

The conference will be held at the Intercontinental Festival City in Dubai from April 7-9 2013.

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