Experts in the petrochemicals industry say that the UAE produces 2.4 million tons of polymers, commanding a share of 10 percent of the total GCC production of 23.9 million tons.
This was revealed while launching ArabPlast 2015, the region’s largest trade show for plastics, rubber and petrochemicals, that has confirmed participation of 1100 exhibitors from 45 countries, two months ahead of the biennial event that will span nine halls in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), from January 10 to 13, 2015.
For the first time in ArabPlast history, a UAE firm ‘Borouge’ is taking a lead by supporting the event as Principal Sponsor where the event will feature 18 country pavilions, the largest of which will be that of Saudi Arabia. Tasnee is the Diamond Sponsor, while NATPET is on board as the Gold Sponsor. Emirates Airlines also joined hands with Arabplast as the Official Airlines.
Al Fajer Information and Services, co-organisers of the show along with German exhibition organiser Messe Dusseldorf, announced that new products in plastics and petrochemicals industries will be launched by several industry leaders at the three-day show. Also, world class facilities for international visitors will be offered, including e-service platform for all bookings.
“The 2015 edition of ArabPlast has been billed as one of the fastest growing trade shows in any sector in the Middle East, with projections of attracting 34,000 trade visitors from 111 countries. Top notch companies are gearing up for participation in ArabPlast that will be held from January 10 to 13, 2015,” said Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services. “We invite all industry players to visit and get insights into newest advancements in plastics, petrochemicals and other relevant industries, including machineries and solutions.”