As August comes to an end, the plastics world is gearing up for a Q4 of big industry shows, so it is no wonder that Plast Eurasia's news that it is 90 per cent sold was our most-clicked news item of the month. more

29 Aug 2017 11:58 News

GPCA Forum

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July is an intense month climate-wise in the Middle East and MEP is used to the news slowing a little over the hottest month. But in 2017, there was plenty of news as this is a plastics market that even won't let high temperatures slow it down. more

2 Aug 2017 10:42 News

PET Technologies has collaborated with its Turkish partner Makina to set up a second automatic blower machine for a water bottler in Oman. more

19 Jul 2017 11:06 News

Equate Maersk


MEP looks back on the most-read stories on the website for the month of February, which included some big announcements from major industry players and events. more

1 Mar 2017 15:55 News

Oman Plast is now annual, with the fourth edition bringing together plastics innovators from the GCC to the Oman Convention Centre in Muscat from March 21st-23rd 2017. more

28 Feb 2017 11:04 News

Oman Downstream will present updates from key stakeholders on new refining and petrochemical projects, and address key challenges for realising the downstream vision of the Sultanate. more

15 Feb 2017 12:03 News

Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, has announced the appointment of Integrated Business Corporation (IBC) as its new agent in UAE, Oman, and Kuwait. more

12 Oct 2016 11:55 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

After setting up shop in Salalah, Oman, in 2006, Octal has grown to a four-plant operation in Oman, Saudi Arabia and the US with the capability to product a million tonnes of PET per annum. more

14 Sep 2016 14:58 News 1 Comments

Plastics production in the GCC region is forecast to rise by around 3.2 per cent every year until 2020, with Oman's plastics market set to enjoy the strongest growth. more

26 Jan 2016 10:01 News

A landmark deal with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and EAL is set to boost Oman's engineering sector, by equipping young Omanis with the skills to take control of the Sultanate's industry. more

18 Jan 2016 09:26 News

Oman Plast is taking place in Muscat this week (January 5th and 6th 2016) and the show has arrived at a time when the nation's plastics industry is at an important juncture. more

6 Jan 2016 12:22 News

Packaging, investment and business strategy were all hot picks for MEP readers in October. Here’s our Editor's Choice of top stories to hit the website over the past 31 days. more

30 Oct 2015 14:52 News

Sohar Port

Investment in Oman's burgeoning Sohar Freezone cluster of food processing businesses is paving the way for more food packaging and logistics businesses to make the Sohar Port their home. more

7 Oct 2015 12:26 News

While Europe was on vacation, the Middle Eastern plastics industry has been hard at work in the August sunshine, with plenty of news coming from this enterprising region. more

1 Sep 2015 09:19 News

Plastics and petrochemicals are up for discussion at a key export summit between Omani and Indian decision-makers. more

5 Aug 2015 09:07 News

To make sure the biggest stories get the attention they deserve, we bring you Editor's Choice - a collection of the top five headlines from the previous month. more

3 Aug 2015 09:50 News

Sidel's PET beverage bottle packaging technology has allowed Oman Refreshment Company - a part of PepsiCo International - to up tis capacity to meet rising demand in Oman. more

23 Jul 2015 16:11 News

With crude proving too unreliable an income generator, Oman's wealth fund is making investments elsewhere, including in a plastics supply company for the automotive industry. more

14 Jul 2015 12:31 News

Barber shops could drive a rise in demand for medical plastics in Oman over the coming months, as a new law requires all barbers to use single-use kits including a plastic apron and disposable razor. more

30 Jun 2015 11:00 News


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