GPCA sees strong plastics consumption among GCC countries

05 April 2011 11:33  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Plastics consumption will continue to grow alongside production in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, the chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) said on Tuesday

“This is a plastic age. We can clearly observe the increase in production and consumption of plastics here in the GCC, given the growing population,” GPCA chairman Moayyed Al Qurtas said in a welcome address at the 2nd GPCA Plastics Summit in Dubai.

The GCC member states are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

Among the main drivers of plastics demand are food packaging and the advancement in plastic converting business, Al Qurtas said.

“This is the chance for both resins manufacturing and the conversion industry to make sure that we supply enough plastics to the world at large,” said Al Qurtas, who is also the vice chairman and CEO of TASNEE.

The GPCA Plastics Summit runs from 4-6 April 2011.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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