2014 will be pivotal for Borouge with the completion of the ramp up of all its Phase 3 units by year’s end, giving the global petrochemical player’s exports its biggest push ever.
A company making glass reinforced fibreglass products in Dubai counts high-profile clients won over by the strength and longevity of its solutions. Pultron Composites UAE’s key products are MateenBar and GFRP (glass fibre reinforced polymer) items which were earlier shipped by the mother company in New Zealand.
Sealants and adhesives manufacturer Al Muqarram Industry (AMI) has reported lower than expected business growth in 2013 but was successful in penetrating new markets. The UAE-based company is one of the largest manufacturers of sealants, adhesives and adhesive tapes in the Middle East and has exports accounting for 65 per cent of sales.
Rubber World Industries LLC (RWI), the leading manufacturer of closed-cell rubber insulation ‘Gulf-O-Flex’ in the Gulf and Southeast Asia, has been witnessing a steady growth in export volumes. In 2013 the company exported 44 per cent of its production compared with 31 per cent in 2012.
Strong demand for its products in the GCC states has prompted Emirates Extruded Polystyrene (EEP) to announce plans to expand its production capacity within the next two years. The company currently exports to other GCC states and to regions beyond including the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Africa.
BAHRAIN’S Arabian Sugar Company, which came on stream in February, sees room for more refining capacity in the Middle East and North Africa to fill a 7.5 million tonne supply gap. “The region is still short of refining capacity,” Yves el Mallat, chief executive officer of the refinery, told Reuters.