Due to recent reforms and development changes, increasing population needs, and technological advancements, the MENA region is a promising platform for many key industries over which the plastics industry is crowned. In Saudi Arabia, there are more than 580 downstream plastics manufacturers who are all eager to the utmost developments in plastics machinery & technologies. Qatar has lately been very active in petrochemical & plastics industries with a government-financed bunch of companies established in the last decade. The region is known to be the largest source for plastics raw materials and due to the increasing demands for end products, more new factories are under-construction. The demand is expected to further grow for the next five years over plastics manufacturing technology.
Some regional countries like Libya, are also taking bold strides towards manufacturing & foreign investment in petrochemicals, while other countries specially in the Gulf region, are importing their plastics end products either from Europe, Far East or neighbouring countries like Egypt & Syria & Saudi Arabia. The packaging industry in the region consumes over a large proportion (50% in Egypt) of the total annual consumption of various types of plastic raw materials. The main portion of which is oriented to food packaging plastics.Track：(Arabian Exhibition for the Plastic Industries)