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Saudi non-oil sector expanding faster

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that Saudi Arabia’s economic growth in 2019 may be slightly higher than its earlier 1.8 per cent forecast as the non-oil sector is expanding faster than the wider economy, a senior official said. The budget deficit this year could be 7.9 per cent, higher than 2018 on an assumption that oil prices would...

NOV opens landmark facility in Dammam

National Oilwell Varco  (NOV) has opened its Fibre Glass Systems manufacturing facility in Damm ...

McDermott to set up EPCI facility in Saudi

Saudi Aramco has signed a land lease agreement with McDermott Arabia Company for the establishment o ...

Almajdouie signs agency agreement with RTCL

Almajdouie Logistics and RTCL, a European leader in tank container leasing, have signed an agen ...

Saudi Maaden set to acquire African group

Saudi Arabia’s largest mining company, Ma’aden, is set to make its first international a ...





Asian Paints unveils new brand identity

Asian Paints, one of the top ten coatings companies in the world, has unveiled a new brand identity for its operations in Bahrain. The newly unveiled brand, ‘Asian Paints Berger’ delivers a new positioning, “The Colour of Tomorrow” integrating the principles of ‘Innovation, Inspiration and Partnership’ in its product...

National Paints expands network

National Paints Factories, known for its quality paint products, excellent prices and service, has l ...

Caparol goes green on product packaging

Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paints and coating solutions, has announced the rebrandi ...

Caparol offers stone paints

Caparol Paints launched a choice of high-quality Stone Paints at the Interiors Expo, held last ...

Benjamin Moore names Colour of the year 2019

Benjamin Moore, North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand, announced its ...





Big projects ahead

If the opening months of 2019 have shown anything, it’s that the enthusiasm for improving water security and sustainability in the Middle East has been taken up and carried onwards from 2018. In key Middle East territories, from sustainability leaders like the UAE, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and others, major water projects are moving ahead with...

Technology paves way to water resilience

Water is crucial for sustainable human development. Not only do we depend on it for daily consumptio ...

Ecolab launches free tool for water savings

Ecolab, a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has launched a free ...

Bee’ah opens new IWWTP in Sharjah

Bee’ah, an environmental management company, has announced the launch of its innovative indust ...

Bentley makes strategic investment in DWW

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of software solutions, has made a strategic investment in ...





Faro simplifies 2D floor plan capturing

Faro, a trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions, says its lightweight, handheld mapper – the Faro ScanPlan – enables architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals to quickly and easily capture and visualise 2D floor plans. The next generation tool is controlled using a smartphone, which is placed in a cradle...

FRT presents MicroProf 200 device

Frt, one of the world’s leading suppliers of 3D metrology for research and development (R& ...

Yokogawa unveils new laser spectrometer

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed the TDLS8100 probe type tunable diode laser spectrometer ...

Bureau Veritas warns firms to be vigilant

Following significant growth in the use of mobile plant equipment in the UK, Bureau Veritas, a globa ...

Vispiron Rotec launches Rotech Engineering

Germany-based Vispiron Rotec, a measuring technology company, has launched Rotec Engineering, an eng ...





EGA breaks ground on power block

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has officially broken ground on the new Dh1-billion ($272 million) state-of-the-art power block at its Jebel Ali smelter in Dubai in co-ordination with Abu Dhabi group Mubadala Investment Company and Dubal Holding, the investment arm of the Dubai government for power, commodities, mining and industry. The new,...

PlantPAx DCS tackles project complexity

A new electrical power plant in Bahrain needed an integrated control system for automating four thre ...

BP, Schneider sign 5-year agreement

BP, a global energy producer, has selected Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformatio ...

Schneider Electric unveils new 3-phase UPS

Schneider Electric has introduced the Galaxy VS, a highly efficient, modular, easy-to-deploy, 1 ...





4 major packaging trends in 2019

Mintel, a leading market intelligence agency, has announced four trends impacting the global packaging industry in 2019 and beyond. This year’s packaging trends encompass four broader themes of virtual connection, engineering innovation, e-commerce and sustainability, providing a full view of the global packaging industry in 2019. The four top trends...

Mazoon Dairy unveils new identity

Mazoon Dairy Company, the flagship dairy company of Oman, has unveiled a striking visual identi ...

Clariant contributes to sustainable packaging

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, extends packaging providers a helping ...

Enabling visibility with AI

The Ardagh Group, a worldwide leader in packaging solutions, utilised an artificial intelligence (AI ...

Taking packaging to the next level at drupa 2020

Changing demographics, more pressure to better serve the environment and accelerations in technical ...





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