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GPCA Supply Chain Forum: Safety Standards Come Under Scrutiny

10:34 AM MDT | October 13, 2009 | Lyn Tattum in Bahrain

The planned doubling of petrochemicals production in the Mideast by 53.4 million m.t./year, to 97.9 million m.t./year by 2015 makes a strong supply chain critical for the region's petchem industry, Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) told the first GPCA supply chain forum, being held in Bahrain, today. "This industry is based on exports, which have grown from 3.5 million m.t./year, to 17.5 million m.t./year in less than two decades and includes only 20 chemicals," Al Sadoun says. He called...

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