01/04/2012

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Baalbaki announces expansion of UAE PU raw material production facilities

Baalbaki is a pioneer in introducing aromatic and aliphatic polyester polyol technology including "green technology" to produce polyester polyols based on scrap PET, into the GCC. "Baalbaki remains the only manufacturer of this product in the Arab World and the largest manufacturer in the Middle East and Africa regions for this product range," commented Dr. Ihsan Baalbaki, Chairman of Baalbaki Group, during a dinner held in Dubai to celebrate this new mile stone in the Group's development. With this new expansion in the UAE, along with the planned expansion during 2012 of pre-polymer and polyol blending capacities in Egypt and Turkey, Baalbaki will raise its total production capacities in the UAE, Egypt, Syria, and Turkey to 55,000 t/y of polyester polyols and 70,000 t/y of isocyanate prepolymers. "Baalbaki will continue to serve the Levant markets from its existing production facility in Syria; Africa from its existing production facility in the production facility in Egypt; and Turkey from its facility in Pendik, Instanbul. However, the headquarters of our polyurethane business unit will be relocated to the United Arab Emirates as of January 2012," said Karim Baalbaki, Managing Director of Baalbaki Group.

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