PAGEV, the Turkish Plastics Federation, will host an international conference in Istanbul on October 24. more

13 Sep 2017 17:02 News

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

A branch of Uflex has created a new BOPET film for stand-out packaging in retail for confectionary. more

29 Aug 2017 11:25 News

battenfeld-cincinnati will exhibit leading European extrusion technology for pipe, profile and thermoforming sheet extrusion at Iranplast 2017. more

29 Aug 2017 11:18 News

Bandera has closed a deal in Turkey for a TechnoFlex PO line, with the possibility of cooperating with an important converter in the local and international flexible packaging market. more

14 Aug 2017 12:30 News

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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

Austrian packaging specialist ALPLA has made its largest ever acquisition, buying out the leading African packaging company Boxmore Packaging. more

10 Jul 2017 08:50 News



Dow will be represented by three of its allied businesses at Asia's largest plastics and rubber trade fair CHINAPLAS 2017 next week. more

9 May 2017 10:39 CHINAPLAS 2018

May is already upon us so we have compiled a list of the most-read stories should you need reminding of any of the biggest Middle Eastern Plastics news you may have missed. more

1 May 2017 09:00 News

Fewer than two people in every five GCC residents have an informed view on recycling and degradable plastics, says a new report from the GPCA. more

25 Apr 2017 11:57 News 1 Comments

Verstraete IML has announced that visitors to CHINAPLAS 2017 will have plenty of opportunities to see its technology in action across five booths. more

21 Apr 2017 11:35 CHINAPLAS 2018

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

CHINAPLAS 2017 is not the only thing that has got MEP readers clicking this month. With particular interest in stories from Qatar and Abu Dhabi catching your eye in March, let's revisit the top five most-read from the past four weeks. more

2 Apr 2017 09:00 News

New research from Smithers Pira shows the MENA region presents a world of new opportunities for the print market. more

14 Mar 2017 09:40 News

At CHINAPLAS 2017, ILLIG will debut the production of thermoformed liquid-tight containers with lid in Hall 5.1, Stand K21. more

13 Mar 2017 10:52 CHINAPLAS 2018

Packaging consumption in the Middle East is increasing, with plastic shelf-ready products set to enjoy a boost. more

2 Mar 2017 12:01 News

Sacmi is presenting its highest-performing preform-making injection press, the new IPS 400, to a key event in Dubai. more

8 Feb 2017 09:51 News

The biennial Gulf Print & Pack is set to be 10 per cent bigger in 2017 than its last outing. more

7 Feb 2017 09:18 News

Leading UAE petrochemicals innovator Borouge has put the spotlight on its extensive portfolio of locally-developed plastics solutions at ArabPlast 2017. more

8 Jan 2017 14:00 News

It's January 2017 which means ArabPlast 2017 is less than a week away, so it comes as no surprise that ArabPlast news dominates our most-clicked list for December 2016. more

3 Jan 2017 10:46 News


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