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Octal invests to build downstream facility in Saudi Arabia

12:34 PM MDT | March 24, 2014

Octal Petrochemicals, a major producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin at Salalah, Oman, has announced plans for a $20-million project in Saudi Arabia to manufacture PET cups and trays for the dairy and poultry industries. The company says the project will generate annual revenues of $70 million. Octal will export PET sheet from Salalah to the new facility, due online toward the end of this year. Octal’s announcement follows a deal concluded earlier this year with dairy food company Almarai (Riyadh) to use Octal’s high-definition trays for...

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