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Gamea opens 18th PLASTEX expo in Cairo
9 January 2022  -  Sector :  -  Entity :  -  Category : Industry News

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PLASTEX connects buyers from Egypt, Middle East and Africa with leading local and international manufacturers and distributors.

Cairo- Jan 9, 2022

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has inaugurated the 18th EgyPlast (PLASTEX 2022) expo, specialized in plastic and petrochemical industries, held on Jan 9-12 at Egypt International Exhibition Center, in Cairo.

A major local and regional event, PLASTEX connects buyers from Egypt, the Middle East and Africa leading local and international manufacturers and distributors, providing an unprecedented opportunity for face-to-face interaction and networking to embark on new business ventures.

The expo is expected to attract over 22,000 visitors, with 340 exhibiting companies- 70 local and 270 foreign companies from the countries of India, China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Vietnam Switzerland, Germany, Turkey and Qatar.

“The plastics industry has become remarkably vital in local manufacturing over the last ten years, especially that plastics now replace materials such as glass and metals, in addition to their added value and the reliance of many other industries on them” Gamea said.

The government, she noted, has set up the two Merghem industrial parks (Merghem 1, 2) in Alexandria for plastics, with a total of 442 production facilities, to be the birth of a plastics city in the governorate.

The minister added that the establishment of specialized industrial complexes has contributed in boosting the local component in chemical industries by 30%-40%.

Thanks to the government’s unremitting efforts, exports of the petrochemical and fertilizer sector grew significantly to register $5.954 billion during the first 11 months of 2021, up 43% from a year earlier.  Plastics topped Egypt’s petrochemical exports with a worth of $2.7 billion.

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