EQUATE Wins GPCA Plastics Excellence Award 2015 For its role in developing a Polyethylene grade used in manufacturing plastics

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Date(s) - 31 January 2015
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Kuwait — EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international petrochemical joint-venture, earned the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) Plastics Excellence Award 2015 for the category of Excellence in Plastic Products & Processes.

EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “As a firm believer in the value of continuous development to achieve overall sustainability, EQUATE is determined on delivering innovation for the benefit and advantage of all stakeholders, especially industrial entities, customers and all consumers of plastic products. This achievement was realized through our distinguished human resources, especially nationals, who represent the main element in the Company’s journey for more growth and progress at a global level in all sectors to embody our slogan of ‘Partners in Success’.”

On his part, EQUATE Research & Development (R&D) Leader Arif Al-Qattan said, “The Company developed the attributes of a grade of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE). Such an improvement of this grade has enhanced its clarity and reduced the blocking properties of plastics manufactured using this grade. The applications of this modified grade, developed by EQUATE in cooperation with a number of plastic manufacturers, include bags for vegetables, fruits and bakery, as well as reducing the cost of manufacturing such bags.”

EQUATE’s support to customers includes evaluating new products, promoting innovative applications, ensuring regulatory compliance, handling inquiries, guaranteeing technical acceptance of products, as well as providing relevant economic and technical solutions.

The GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards ceremony was held for the fifth consecutive year on the sidelines of GPCA 6th International Conference for Plastic Conversion (GPCA PlastiCon 2015) which was sponsored by EQUATE in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. GPCA Secretary-General Dr.Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, a number of industrial leaders and several experts from around the world attended the ceremony.

Established in 1995, EQUATE Petrochemical Company is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products which are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. www.equate.com.

With EQUATE as one of its founding members, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Established in 2006, the association voices the common interests of more than 240 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing up to US$102billion worth of products a year. www.gpca.org.ae.