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GPCA Plastics Summit: Industry Expansion Creates a New Set of Challenges

9:14 AM MDT | June 16, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz and Lyn Tattum in Dubai

The burgeoning plastics industry in the Mideast's Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region faces its own set of challenges, speakers and delegates at the first annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Plastics Summit, currently taking place in Dubai, say. The image of plastics in the Gulf is much more favorable than in the West, studies by GPCA show. However, a nascent anti-plastics campaign in the region could threaten prospects. “Growth opportunities are abundant based on the benefits of plastics and the resources we have in the region. It...

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