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Symphony’s d2w approved in Saudi Arabia

April 21st, 2017

Symphony’s d2w approved in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has enacted Regulations for plastic products, requiring manufacturers and importers to prove that their plastic products are oxo-biodegradable and using masterbatches in the manufacture of their products which have been approved by SASO  (Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation).

Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc (AIM:SYM), global specialists in ‘making plastic smarter’ are pleased to announce that their d2w oxo-biodegradable masterbatch has been granted  a Licence to use the SASO Quality Mark.  d2w masterbatches cause ordinary plastic to degrade at the end of their useful life and to be safely bio-assimilated if they get into the open environment as litter. They are also recyclable during their useful life.

The Saudi government have held seminars to introduce the legislative changes which came into effect on 14th April 2017.   Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s largest producers of plastic. The GCC polymer industry is projected to grow by 6% per annum over the next 5 years, reaching 33.8 million tons by the year 2019, of which 21.6 million tonnes is attributed to Saudi Arabia[1],

Symphony and their regional distributor EcoPolymers, have the authority to supply d2w oxo-biodegradable masterbatch for plastic products either manufactured in, or exported to Saudi Arabia. They are now working with manufacturers to guide them through the process and make sure that their products satisfy the demands of their customers whilst complying with the requirements of the new legislation.  Symphony have also dedicated an area on the company website to provide information on the new Regulations.




[1] Source Gulf Petroleum and Chemical Association “GCC Plastic Industry Indicators 2014”

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