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GPCA Conference to spotlight
role of Responsible Care® in
‘New NormalThe 4 th GPCA Responsible Care Conference will take place on 31 October – 2 November 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 October 2021 – ‘Seizing the ‘new normal’ opportunities
through Responsible Care’ is the theme of the upcoming 4 th GPCA Responsible Care
Conference which will take place on 31 October – 2 November 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, the voice of the chemical industry in the
Arabian Gulf, announced today.   “Rising to the new normal challenges and
opportunities” .        Register for the conference here: https://gpcaresponsiblecare.com/



WTO Reform Paper Comes Ahead of Highly Anticipated WTO Public Forum 2021 and Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference

(13 September 2021) – The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the global voice of the chemicals industry, released its consensus paper outlining a progressive set of recommendations for modernizing the World Trade Organization (WTO). The paper is a seminal achievement for the ICCA, bringing together a common agenda from geographically diverse, developed and developing economy members, and representing trading partners both large and small. Through this paper, ICCA is defining a path forward for reforming the WTO and restoring functionality to the rules-based trade system as well as advancing substantive multilateral negotiations.

“ICCA’s 164 members account for more than 98 percent of all global chemicals trade, contributing nearly $2 trillion to the global economy,” said Lisa Schroeter, global director of trade and investment policy at Dow, and chair of ICCA’s Trade Policy Network. “No one has seen an entire global industry coalesce around clear actions

for the WTO membership quite like this before. We’re proud of the work we’ve done and we look forward to discussing our recommendations at the WTO Public Forum later this month.”

In developing the paper, ICCA sought input from across the full spectrum of economies, including Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The result, ICCA believes, is a series of recommendations that are worker-centric, focused on protecting human health and the environment, and designed to support a more sustainable economy.

“Around the globe, manufacturers are still reeling from one of the most volatile trading environments in recent memory,” said Ed Brzytwa, director international affairs at the American Chemistry Council (ACC). “ICCA analyzed the myriad challenges our members have faced firsthand over the past five years, and put that experience to work developing a comprehensive, detailed, and actionable set of recommendations for WTO reform. Our joint paper is a guide for leveraging trade and chemistry to reinvigorate global economic growth and to address pressing challenges like climate change. We look forward to partnering with the WTO to help reaffirm its position as the cornerstone of the multilateral, rules-based trading system and help leverage

trade to create a safer, healthier, and more sustainable world.”

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To support the launch of the new paper, ICCA partnered with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for a virtual panel discussion featuring delegates from ICCA and other trade experts that endorse the ICCA’s recommendations.

“Chemistry drives economic growth, which is a key element of sustainable development,” said Alejandra Acosta, former regulatory official with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina. “But in my experience, the lack of environmental policy or the existence of conflicting regulations between countries that are trade partners, can exacerbate environmental threats and make it difficult for safer and innovative products of chemistry to reach the countries that need them the most. ICCA has identified regulatory cooperation on chemicals as one way the WTO can promote achieving high levels of protection for human health and the environment through high-quality science and risk-based regulatory instruments while also reducing trade barriers. It’s a win-win”.

“In Africa, a rules-based, multilateral trading system remains critical for smaller countries that do not have the strength of massive commercial power behind them,” said Catherine Grant Makokera, director of Tutwa Consulting Group and trade consultant to the South African Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA). “African countries have strong representation in the WTO, which is an attractive club for the remaining accession candidates to join. For example, by fully implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, trade leaders can begin to help address the high transport costs and connectivity challenges of the continent.”

“Ensuring the uninterrupted supply of chemicals to the world is a key imperative for global and regional leaders, as chemicals serve as key building blocks to scores of products and materials we use every day, and cater to many end-user industries,” said Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), based in Dubai. “Earlier this year, GPCA joined peer associations to develop a position paper which highlights the importance of a modernized and fully functioning WTO. I am pleased to see ICCA’s recommendations come at just the right time as global free trade faces a growing threat in countries across the world, and trade protectionism is on the rise.

ICCA encourages anyone who is interested in WTO reform to participate in the upcoming WTO Public Forum and 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. Stakeholders can also engage alongside ICCA on Twitter using the hashtags #WTOPublicForum and #MC12.


Media Contacts:

Ryan Baldwin

American Chemistry Council [email protected]

Irene van Luijken

European Chemical Industry Council [email protected]

American Chemistry Council awards Solvay-partner for Indian sustainable guar initiative.

Brussels, BELGIUM, June 9, 2021

Solvay’s partner in the Sustainable Guar Initiative, non-profit organization TechnoServe, has received the External Collaborator Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), for its commitment to working collaboratively with ACC members and others throughout the guar supply chain to drive sustainability and innovation.

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Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Associationand Oxford Business Group to team up

                                    for new Covid-19 Response Report.

Regional Plastic Community Re-affirms Commitment to Circular Economy

Leading players from the entire plastic value chain will converge for the 11th GPCA PlastiCon on 18-19 March at Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE to reaffirm their commitment to the circular economy and address the plastic waste challenge enabled through cross-industry collaboration, value chain integration and investment in innovative technologies.

Regional Plastic Community Re-affirms Commitment to Circular Economy

Leading players from the entire plastic value chain will converge for the 11th GPCA PlastiCon on 18-19 March at Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE to reaffirm their commitment to the circular economy and address the plastic waste challenge enabled through cross-industry collaboration, value chain integration and investment in innovative technologies.


Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2019, 29th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair, organized by TUYAP in cooperation with PAGEV (Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation), brought together 1.085 companies and company representatives from 40 countries and 52.361 professional visitors from 106 countries on the 4-7 December, 2019 in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul.

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‘GPCA Pulse of the Chemical Industry Report’ featuring the key achievements of the region’s chemical industry was released at the 14th Annual GPCA Forum.

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, has highlighted the growth and success of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf following the release of ‘GPCA Pulse of the Chemical Industry Report’ today at the 14th Annual GPCA Forum, which took place from December 3-5, 2019 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

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ArabPlast, Middle East’s Premium International Trade Fair for Plastics, Petrochemicals, Packaging & Rubber Industry will attract global industry players with an aim to reinforce brand image & forge international alliances.

The 15th Edition of the event in 2021 will offer international & regional exhibitors a common ground to showcase their products, revolutionary innovations, processes & practical solutions, advanced analytics & cutting edge technologies as well as commercial & operational capabilities.

Expected to be attended by over 900 exhibitors from 35 worldwide country, it is the right place to network with industry peers and share intelligence.

For the very first time ArabPlast, will present to its exhibitors and visitors, alike, a systemized and technically advanced conference as an extension to the trade fair with an aim to create a spark in many minds!

Through an electric mix of speakers, exhibitors and visitors will be introduced to new ideas that will inspire them into action. Furthermore, companies and professionals will be able to engage in complex and controversial discussions aimed to shape the future of related industries. 

The conference will open into the world of: Sustainability, Biodegradable Plastics, Reinforced Plastics, Industry 4.0, 3D Printing, Medical Plastics……. & more!

Be a part of this Mega Event!

Organizer: Al Fajer Information & Services

Venue: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Phone: +97143406888 Ext: 240/224

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.arabplast.info

NPE 2018, Orlando ,USA. Press Releases:

Media Contact: Lorenzo Fernandez

[email protected]

For Immediate Release

NPE 2018, Booth #S37015


ORLANDO, Fla. May 7, 2018 – At NPE2018, Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE: OEC) is introducing its newest conductive Specialty Carbon Black XPB 633 BEADS. XPB 633 BEADS are specifically developed for thermoplastics requiring conductivity and anti-static properties. In addition, Orion is showcasing PRINTEX® zeta A BEADS for pressure pipe; AROSPERSE® 5-183A BEADS for wire and cable applications; and PRINTEX® kappa 10 for applications requiring electrostatic dissipation. NPE2018, the International Plastics Showcase, will takes place today through May 11 in Orlando, Florida.

XPB 633 BEADS are ideally suited for plastic auto body parts that require conductivity to ensure trouble-free coating. They also are appropriate for electronics packaging and for blown films for a range of packaging applications.

“XPB 633 BEADS exhibit excellent dispersion quality,” said Bhuvanesh Yerigeri, Ph.D., Senior Technical Market Manager, Polymers, Americas. “Plus, they improve compound melt flow rates and mechanical properties compared to our predecessor grade.”

Orion continues to expand its portfolio of Specialty Carbon Black grades. “We are always fine-tuning our offerings to respond to the evolving requirements of a broad range of polymeric applications and to improve finished-product performance," said Joey LeBlanc, Marketing Manager, Polymers, Americas.

Purity, Cleanliness, Dispersibility

PRINTEX® zeta A BEADS are designed especially for use in PE 100 and PE 4710 pipe for gas and water distribution. The high chemical purity and physical cleanliness of PRINTEX® zeta A BEADS minimize taste and odor effects. Low compound moisture absorption and excellent microscopic dispersion performance ensure a smooth, defect-free pipe. In addition, PRINTEX® zeta A BEADS provide superb UV protection for long-term stability.

AROSPERSE® 5-183A BEADS, a soft-beaded Furnace Black for use in semi-conductive insulation shields for medium-voltage cables, is a very clean product with excellent dispersion properties. With low sulfur impurities and low sieve residues, AROSPERSE® 5-183A BEADS also make an excellent choice for potable water pipe, where high purity, cleanliness and excellent dispersion extend service life.

PRINTEX® kappa 10 provides electrostatic dissipation for applications such as high-end electronic packaging. A non-treated Furnace Black, PRINTEX® kappa 10 features low levels of ions and sulfur.

“The high physical cleanliness and smooth pellet quality of PRINTEX® kappa 10 results in excellent dispersion and surface smoothness,” said Dr. Yerigeri.

For more information about these and other Specialty Carbon Blacks from Orion Engineered Carbons, contact Joey LeBlanc, Marketing Manager, Polymers, Americas, ([email protected]) or Bhuvanesh Yerigeri, Ph.D, Senior Technical Market Manager, Polymers, Americas, (bhuvanesh.yerigeri@orioncarbons.com).

About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC)

Orion is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black. We produce a broad range of Carbon Blacks that include high-performance Specialty Gas Blacks, Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Thermal Blacks and other Carbon Blacks that tint, colorize and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints and coatings, inks and toners, textile fibers, adhesives and sealants, tires, and mechanical rubber goods such as automotive belts and hoses. Orion runs 14 global production sites and four Applied Technology Centers. The group has approximately 1,437 employees worldwide. For more information visit our website www.orioncarbons.com.