ArabPlast 2009

A number of global players are eager to make a foray into the Middle East market despite the current financial situation, as they feel the current situation in the plastics industry is very robust. Many of these companies will be presenting the latest developments in plastics and rubber to visiting trade professionals mainly from all across the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian sub-continent at ArabPlast 2009. Mr. Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services, co- organizer of the show, said: "ArabPlast is one of the most successful international trade fairs focused on plastics, plastic packaging and processing and rubber industry. Several multi billion dollar deals have been closed during the eight editions of the show. The show has significantly increased its lead as the region's most important and leading trade show for plastics and rubber industry."

Also, national pavilions of Germany, Austria, UK, Italy, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Korea, China, Taiwan, Egypt USA, and India are taking part in the while, apart from country groups, different individual companies participating from world wide.

Khanna added: "Exhibitors' optimism over ArabPlast has grown considerably high. This positive mood marked by record number of exhibitors, besides new country participations and display of state-of-the-technology machinery and products are confirmed at the region's leading trade fair for Plastics and Rubber Industry."

As far as sponsors are concerned, Qatar Petrochemical Co. (QAPCO), the principle sponsor of ArabPlast 2009, will sustain its efforts and success in building a global marketing and supply chain network that strives on excellence in customers' services and outstanding products' quality. On the other hand, Borouge, the gold sponsor, will use the show to reaffirm its leading position in meeting the rapidly increasing demands of petrochemicals.

Trade visitors at the ArabPlast 2009 will look at the latest solutions for Plastic machinery and Plastic related equipments as well as raw materials and thermoforming and packaging related products.

Khanna added: "Visitors will also focus their attention on plastics processing machinery, polymers and masterbatches, molding machineries, plastic films, wrapping technology, plastic finished goods, household plastics, industrial plastics, devices as well as accessories.

The show has been generating strong demand for overseas exhibitors from the region. It has registered remarkable number of trade enquiries and contacts made by exhibitors with trade professionals. Also predictions that post show business are really promising to most of the exhibitors.

ArabPlast proves that it is not only an information gathering venue but also an interface to know more about the technical specifications for specific products and look more thoroughly for solutions to concrete problems facing the industry at the manufacturing level.

Khanna concluded: "It is confirmed fact that over the years ArabPlast has grown into a prestigious show for companies seeking to gain a firm foothold in the growing plastic, processing, packaging and rubber industry sectors. The rich source of raw materials, such as petrochemicals and a demand projection of double digit growth in plastic and rubber sector in this region, will significantly contribute to the growth of ArabPlast for years to come with international and regional businesses shifting their sights to industry considering it the safest investment."

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