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GPCA: Innovation, feedstocks and rising competition dominate first day

11:52 AM MST | November 20, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz in Dubai

The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) devoted the first day of its annual forum to the subjects of innovation and shortage of feedstocks in the GCC states. Mohamed Al Mady, chairman of GPCA and CEO of Sabic in his opening address said that the GCC states are behind  other regions in innovation but this is slowly changing. “Major new knowledge institutions such as KAUST in Saudi Arabia and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi have been created,” he said.  GCC patent applications passed the 3,000...

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