April 13, 2021

OQ poised to be an active partner in a new era of innovation and sustainability in China

Press release

As thinkers of the future, OQ is focused on delivering reliable solutions for a global polymer market where innovation and sustainability play a defining role. As recognised by the theme of this year's CHINAPLAS, one of the world's leading technology-oriented plastics and rubber trade fairs, innovation and sustainability are the foundational pillars required to reach the full potential of a bold new era for polymers.

At the heart and driving these new polymer horizons are converters, processors and compounders who require reliable products and solutions to enable greater penetration into multi-use and automation applications. As an exhibitor at CHINAPLAS 2021, OQ showcases at Hall 17 Booth P41 its expertise and knowledge in some key industry segments. Among those are the expanding demand for innovation in flexible packaging applications for the food, pharmaceutical and other industries, as well as rigid packaging used in thin wall packaging and caps and closures; and consumer durable solutions used in crates and pallets, appliances and toys & leisure applications. Also on display will be OQ’s forward-thinking solutions and industry know-how in the construction and infrastructure sector.

Bringing forward the full range of OQ’s resources and industry expertise, the integrated energy company looks forward to playing a pivotal role in meeting the needs of China’s growing demand for polymer solutions. OQ’s technological value proposition is supported by the company’s long-time focus on providing custom and locally adapted support for global partners. China represents a key market for future growth and evolving partnerships.

Through its dedicated customer relations team in China and Singapore, as well as its activated hub solutions in the North East Asia (NEA) and South East Asia (SEA) regions, OQ is well-positioned to offer tailored support in both markets in their local language. These fast-growing markets demand highly targeted solutions and logistics capabilities which a partner like OQ can provide by combining state-of-the-art technology with a dedicated application development team.

Effectively supporting the burgeoning era of sustainability in China requires the stable, reliable and readily accessible supply of new polymer solutions characterized by high-performance grades, lighter-weight plastics and sustainable packaging.

OQ's recently commissioned Liwa Plastics Industry Complex (LPIC) opens new opportunities for HDPE and LLDPE products used in a wide range of industries from consumer and food packaging applications to industrial tanks and geomembranes.

"By unlocking the full potential and value of OQ's resources, we are well placed to address the ever-growing demand for polymer solutions in the demanding flexible packaging, rigid packaging and durables segments as well as for the infrastructure and construction sectors," said Markus Hoschke, OQ Performance Chemicals’ Global Marketing Head.

"Our new LPIC plant has been transformational as it allows OQ to secure the production and distribution of high-performance polymer solutions from a strategic hub neighbouring 18% of the world's population," said Hoschke. "This provides OQ's customers with the confidence and convenience of knowing their production will not be disrupted and product will be available when needed," he added.

Through its inaugural presence at CHINAPLAS 2021, OQ highlights the importance of the Chinese market, representing Oman's largest trading partner nation. As part of its drive to expand polymer horizons, OQ views China as a valued partner to make more possible.

"China is likely to contribute greatly to the growth of global polymer industries. We are keen to provide more strategies that are benefiting China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, economic prosperity, innovation, sustainability and vitality," said Hellen Huang, Head of North East Asia OQ Performance Chemicals & General Manager of OQ Marketing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.