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GCC petchem sector creates 600,000 jobs

The petrochemical and chemical industry, along with its supporting sectors, in the Arabian Gulf region employed over half a million people through direct and indirect jobs in 2013, according to new data released by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Ch

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GCC petchem sector creates 600,000 jobs

The petrochemical and chemical industry, along with its supporting sectors, in the Arabian Gulf region employed over half a million people through direct and indirect jobs in 2013, according to new data released by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Ch

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GCC fertiliser sector growth tops global average

The fertiliser industry in the Gulf region is growing twice as fast as the global industry average led by the increased investments from petrochemical producers, said a top official. GCC’s fertiliser production capacity reac

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GCC petchem exports top $55bn in 2013

The GCC exported approximately 79 per cent of its total product portfolio to 177 countries last year, amounting to 63.4 million tons of chemicals, while petrochemical exports for the year were valued at $55.5 billion, according to estimates the

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GCC petchem exports top $55 billion in 2013

The GCC exported approximately 79 per cent of its total product portfolio to 177 countries last year, amounting to 63.4 million tons of chemicals, while petrochemical exports for the year were valued at $55.5 billion, according to estimates the

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Plastics industry 'offers huge potential for SMEs'

The GCC plastics industry offers a tremendous opportunity for the emergence of a dynamic small and medium enterprises (SME) sector, a major conference heard. “Manufacturers who transform basic plastic products into finished

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Top petchem firms back UAE plastics events

Six of the region’s petrochemical giants have confirmed their sponsorship of an upcoming major plastics trade fair and the concurrent global conference for plastics conversion conference in Sharjah. Plastivision Arabia and t

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Petchem firms 'need to spend more on innovation'

The GCC petrochemicals sector must invest in innovation to ensure competitiveness and enhance efficiency and also set up R&D labs and industrial parks in order to meet future challenges, said a senior Saudi government official

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Feedstock flexibility 'a key advantage'

Innovation and integration resulting in greater feedstock flexibility have provided a significant competitive advantage for ExxonMobil’s chemical business, Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said. Speakin

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Conference to focus on polymer industry

Major players in the petrochemicals industry will focus on the Gulf polymer industry, the main challenges and developments in plastic conversion at a conference to be held in Sharjah next year.   The fifth International Confer

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