Great start to 2017 for Symphony Distributor in Middle East
January 18th, 2017
Symphony’s Distributor in the UAE, Eco-Polymers, were delighted to welcome a huge number of visitors to their stand at the 14th Arabplast Exhibition held on 8-10th January at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Eco-Polymers were the only exhibitors showing a combination of coloured masterbatches, extensive range of oxo-biodegradable plastic films and masterbatches, and antimicrobial and anti-counterfeiting technologies.
The Eco-Polymers stand was supported by Fujairah, who are leading manufacturers of oxo-biodegradable plastic in the UAE, and both old and new customers were given the opportunity to test their samples by a 60 second authentication to ensure ESMA compliance, using Symphony’s portable d2p Detector. This is important in this region where legislation requires disposable plastic products to be made with oxo-biodegradable technology, which causes the plastic to degrade and biodegrade in the open environment at the end of its useful life, in a much shorter timescale than conventional plastic.
The stand also displayed a range of antimicrobial plastic products made with Symphony’s d2p masterbatches, including pipes, Lego-type bricks, food containers, water bottles and cling film, which are just some of the applications for d2p technology. Other products in the d2p range include antimicrobial, anti-insect, odour adsorber and flame retardant technologies.
Arabplast is the biggest show in the Middle East for plastics, petrochemicals and rubber – and visitors to the exhibition were mainly from the GCC Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. There were also visitors from India, Pakistan and Turkey.
Symphony’s CEO, Michael Laurier, was present on the stand, and was pleased to report keen interest in d2w oxo-biodegradable (controlled-life) technology from some of the world’s biggest PE producers looking for practical solutions to the growing problem of plastic waste.