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MEP Editor Rose Brooke rounds up 2017 with the most-read stories on the website month-by-month, as well as the most-clicked story for the year. more

19 Dec 2017 09:27 News

An increasing capability in R&D investment for Chinese firms will be an attraction for global visitors from all plastics sectors at Chinaplas 2018. more

29 Nov 2017 17:04 CHINAPLAS 2018

Iran is showing no signs of slowing its drive to grow its petrochemical industry, with a senior decision-maker stating that plans are underway to increase the country's petrochemical production capacity up to 120 million tonnes per year by 2021. more

7 Nov 2017 14:42 News

Manufacturing has become a major growth focus for the Gulf Cooperation Council as economies within the GCC look to stabilise their economic dependencies by relying less heavily on oil. more

6 Nov 2017 09:00 News

Morocco could become the new automotive powerhouse for North Africa, according to a fresh report. more

24 Oct 2017 10:26 News

Visionscape, a waste management firm based in Dubai, has bought Petlon, a compounder based in the UK. more

13 Sep 2017 11:12 News

The WACKER chemicals group is fortifying its Middle East and African presence by building on its operations in Dubai. more

7 Sep 2017 10:32 News

Business confidence in the UAE has rebounded to highs last seen in 2015, with more jobs being created and high government spending. more

19 Apr 2017 12:04 News

A good show is good for business and Gulf Print & Pack 2017 proved that it is a key event to discuss investment in the Middle East, with some AED 30 million in machinery sold at the show. more

10 Apr 2017 14:38 News

Infrastructure opens a world of opportunity for plastics processing and materials technology and investment in these projects is driving smart city growth in Qatar. more

6 Mar 2017 09:24 News

CHINAPLAS 2017 is going to present new plastics technologies that will accelerate global economic growth. more

1 Feb 2017 09:00 CHINAPLAS 2018

Udge Inventa-Fischer, a subsidiary of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, is building a PET plant for SASA Polyester Sanayi, which when complete will be one of the largest textile polyester lines in the world. more

24 Jan 2017 11:21 News

India's growing manufacturing sector, driven by the government's progressive Make in India campaign, is eyeing the Made in Europe mark of quality. more

16 Nov 2016 16:45 News

Dubai World Trade Centre

Etisalat Tower 2, Dubai World Trade Centre, and Dubai World Trade Centre Residence via Wikimedia Commons.

ArabPlast is back in January and MEP is proud to be media partner to this exciting event once again, getting 2017 off to an auspicious start in Dubai, the city of skyscrapers and sand. more

14 Nov 2016 13:55 News

The Arab Future Cities Summit in Qatar will take place at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha from April 10th-11th 2017. more

8 Nov 2016 11:33 News

Saudi Aramco has decisively acquired Novomer's Converge product line and associated polyol operations and technologies in a deal worth $100 million. more

8 Nov 2016 10:57 News

Shell has made its interests in expanding its petrochemicals output in Iran official, by signing an MOU with Iran's National Petrochemical Company. more

11 Oct 2016 10:27 News

September brought with it exciting news from the world's second-largest plastics and rubber industry event. I am, of course, talking about CHINAPLAS. more

4 Oct 2016 16:49 News

Owens Corning has announced plans to invest $110 million to expand the capacity of its Composites operations in Taloja, India. more

7 Sep 2016 14:33 News

Maag is continuing its eastward expansion by opening a new service facility in India. The finished facility will include a world-class rotor sharpening workshop for strand pelletising. more

2 Aug 2016 10:27 News


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