Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum opens the session. 16 from Arab Plast

Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum opens the session. 16 from Arab Plast

With the participation of plastic industry giants

Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated, inaugurated today at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Conferences & Exhibitions The 16th edition of Arab plast, the largest plastics and petrochemicals exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa. In the presence of plastic industry giants from 35 Arab and foreign countries

After the opening of the exhibition, Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum, accompanied by the General Manager of Al-Fajr Information and Services Company Mr. Nidal Muhammad and a number of major manufacturers, toured the participating pavilions, during which he listened to the participants on the latest technology and techniques to develop this sector, which is one of the important vital sectors.

Major Gulf, Arab and international petrochemical and plastic manufacturers and industry giants from 35 Arab, European and Asian countries will participate in the exhibition.

Nidal Mohammed, General Manager of Al-Fajr Information and Services Company, the organizer of the exhibition, said that the exhibition focuses in this session on sustainability in the plastics and petrochemical industries, and displays technologies for recycling and environmental protection.

He added: “The exhibition presents the latest findings of the plastics and petrochemical industries and models for their future in the coming years and the unveiling of their new products that enhance the concepts of environmental awareness and sustainability, noting that the event contributes to enhancing cooperation and knowledge exchange between participants from around the world.”

Plastic manufacturers expect the recycling rate to grow by 9.3% by 2026, he said, noting that the exhibition aims to inspire industry leaders to adopt circular practices that enhance efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

For his part, Rashid Moubayed, Director of Arabplast 2023, said that the exhibition is a business platform between companies of an international nature that brings together experts and decision-makers in the plastics and petrochemical sectors.

He added that more than 750 international companies specialized in the plastics and petrochemical sector from 35 countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Italy, India, China, Austria, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, are participating in the 16th edition of the three-day event, and is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors, pointing to the high volume of local companies participating this year, as it exceeds 40 companies.

He added that the exhibition highlights the latest developments in the plastics industry, recycling and modern machinery that enhance sustainability, noting that the exhibition focuses on diversification in environmentally friendly products, such as bio-based plastics and renewable chemicals, and reflects the role of industry in circular economy practices, recycling and waste management, which contributes to achieving a balance in economic growth.

Rashid Moubayed said that Dubai’s strategic location as a gateway to the Middle East and Africa makes Arabplast an ideal platform for manufacturers, waste processors, traders and entrepreneurs looking to expand their horizons and exploit new opportunities in the Middle East and beyond.

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