Saudi Arabia’s Mattex to start up geotextiles unit in Q2 2013

09 April 2013 06:45  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s Mattex plans to start up its new geotextiles plant at Al Jubail in the second quarter of 2013, a company source said on Tuesday.

“The new state-of-the-art plant will have a capacity of 15,000 tonnes/year,” the source said at the sidelines of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) Plastics conference in Dubai.

“The company is committed to introducing geotextiles to the (Gulf Cooperation Council) region, especially the Saudi market, but will also export the product,” the source said.

Geotextiles are used primarily for the separation and stabilization of pavements and unpaved roads, erosion control and reinforcement of structures.

The two-day conference, also called GPCA PlastCon, ends Tuesday.

Additional reporting by Muhamad Fadhil

By: Prema Viswanathan
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