Qatar makes first NPE splash in Orlando


Qatar sees plastics as a pathway to an economy consisting of more than gas and oil and NPE2012 as one of the first steps in reaching that diversified future. Krishnan Venkatesan, manager of export promotion at the Qatar Development bank told PlasticsToday that he believes his country's booth (#15051) at NPE2012, featuring 13 Qatari plastics processing firms looking to boost exports, is the first by a Middle Eastern country at the Society of the Plastics Industry's triennial show.

The Qatar Development Bank (QDB) was established in 1997 as a means to support companies that would diversify the nation's economy. At this point in time, there are 29 plastics processing companies in Qatar, according to Venkatesan....
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