• Nile Plast
Khartoum International Fair Ground, SUDAN
The plastics industry in the Sudan has seen rapid development during recent years, attributed in part to the Nile Plast expos and Vision’s Nile Trade Center, the permanent showroom for plastics and chemical products opened in 2010.

With its significant oil reserves and an eye to developing bio-plastics, feasible due to the important sugar fields and ideal climate, the growth potential is extremely high.

The Sudanese government has been long committed to its fruitful trade relations in plastics with regional partners, including Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa and a newly signed agreement with the Central African Republic. The export revenue of Egyptian plastics to the Sudan in the first quarter of 2011 amounted to US$ 25 million.

In addition, a joint venture between the Sudanese Ministry of Energy and Mining and the China National Petroleum Corporation since 2001 has been referred to as an ideal example of south-south collaboration. The venture has a polypropylene resins production capacity of 15,000 tons annually.

The local industry is also thriving, with at least 100 factories and 200 thousand workers. The 2012 plastics fair expects a 50% Sudanese pavilion.

Finally, a high degree of attention is being given to responsible development of the industry in the direction of bio-degradable plastics, enforcing industry specifications and recycling.