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First resin from Sadara turned into high quality film

Following start-up of the first Polyethylene (PE) unit at Sadara – Dow’s Joint Venture with the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) – the first product was successfully received and run on co-extrusion lines at Coveris, a long-time partner of Dow’s, in Windsor, UK.

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“Since signing the Letter of Intent (LOI) at K 2013, we have been eagerly awaiting this moment,” remarked Gary Stanely, Group Procurement Director at Coveris, a leading global packaging manufacturing group. “On April 5, we saw the product run on our existing co-extrusion lines and it was well-received across our organization thanks to the quality we’ve come to know of the Dow brand over the years.”

For Coveris, this delivery meant more volume to meet the growing demand for packaging in Europe; for Dow, this signified a huge leap forward for the business and a significant milestone in its overarching growth strategy.

“Five years after the start of construction at Sadara we can be proud of this success: not only the development of the world’s largest chemical complex ever built in one single phase, but we have successfully delivered the first product to customers,” comments Annemie de Saedeleer, Account Executive, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics.

Stanley commented: “this milestone heralds a new era for both Coveris and Dow as we continue to work together to develop the business between the two organizations, driven by the increased volumes coming from Sadara – the future looks bright!”