Chemicals & Plastics
June 2016

National oil giant Saudi Aramco expects soon to sign a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) for a joint oil-to-chemicals project, chief executive Amin Nasser said.






June 2016

Equate Petrochemical Company of Kuwait has delivered some 450,000 tonnes of polyethylene to the country’s manufacturers over the past 17 years, its chief stated. President and chief executive Mohammed Hussain, addressing 20 Kuwait plastic manufacturers, said Equate’s local customers contributed to the company’s success.






June 2016

Four new silicone polymers that Wacker has developed facilitate cost savings in the coating process and ensure that the label laminate can easily be processed on high-speed equipment. Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) labels consist of two layers: the release paper or film and an adhesive material – the actual label.






June 2016

Operating in an industrial manufacturing, processing, workshop, distribution or service environment requires speed, agility and a proactive approach.






June 2016

The huge trade in plastics and rubbers going on in the emirate of Dubai was revealed at a recent meeting. Last year imports of rubber and plastics were worth $3.66 billion, exports $1.32 billion and re-exports $1 billion.






June 2016

Pest control chemicals are a group of chemicals used to control, repel or kill pests and prevent or control animal diseases. They include chemicals often referred to as pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, weedicides, rodenticides, biocides and repellents.






June 2016

Masa Establishment, based in Jeddah and owned by Mousaied S Al Shieshakly, who also officiates as general manager, is the largest amongst pest control companies in Saudi Arabia and has 12 branches in the kingdom.






June 2016

RSA-Talke has just completed the first phase of its integrated chemicals hub in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai. The facility has a storage and transhipment capacity of 1,800 teu and is designed to hold DG classes 3, 6, 8, 9 of hazardous substances or non-hazardous chemicals.  A ceremony was held to mark the opening of the hub for business.






June 2016

Dutch firm Royal DSM has launched an innovative new high-performance material that reduces frictional torque in automobile engine timing systems. Stanyl HGR1, based on Stanyl polyamide 46, will provide OEMs with a very cost-effective tool for reducing fuel consumption, DSM said.






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