Napco National to Unlock the Circular Economy Potential at GPCA Forum 2022

Napco National to Unlock the Circular Economy Potential at GPCA Forum 2022

As one of the largest global suppliers of circular petrochemical packaging, Napco National will exhibit at the 16th annual GPCA Forum, Stand #E15 from 6 – 8 December 2022 at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Napco National actively pushes forward a circular economy of plastics in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) by partnering upstream with petrochemical producers, downstream with industrial, agricultural, and commercial companies and retailers, as well as with regulatory bodies and industry coalitions.

Napco National to Unlock the Circular Economy Potential at GPCA Forum 2022
Napco National to Unlock the Circular Economy Potential at GPCA Forum 2022

In line with GPCA Forum’s growing focus on shaping a sustainable future, Napco National will showcase its 24/7 upstream waste management services, polymer scrap recycling services, and range of sustainable petrochemical packaging at the leading event for the chemical and petrochemical industry.

Waste Management & Recycling Services

Recom, a branch of Napco National, offers petrochemical companies 24/7 on-premises waste management services to help manage operational housekeeping and safety and reduce logistic movements inside plants. The company also provides the petrochemical industry with upcycling and sustainable compounding solutions like recycled polymer and natural-resource carrier compounds, as well as certified recycled polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyamide resins.

Recom sorts and bales plastic scrap and floor sweep collected by color and polymer type, then reduces the size, dry or wet washes, and extrudes polymer resins through mechanical recycling. The process regenerates the collected plastic scrap into similar applications, such as blow molding, blown, cast, compound, injection, and thermoforming.

Recom also recycles downstream, industrial, agricultural, post-commercial, retailer, and blue ocean plastic scrap, to reduce carbon emissions and divert plastics destined for landfills or incineration.

Sustainable Petrochemical Packaging Solutions

Napco National Packaging complements Recom’s waste management and recycling services with circular paper and plastic films and bags. Napco National will highlight its Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) bags with 50% less virgin material and reduced thickness to 100 microns, as well as its downgauged stretch hood films at 90 microns.

At GPCA Forum 2022, Napco National will showcase corrugated bulk bins and regular slotted containers; paper sacks, sheets, and edge protectors; PE sacks, films, liners, and sheets, and rubber wraps.

Partnering for a Circular Economy in the GCC

Napco National is a member of the KSA Packaging Working Group, under the Federation of the Saudi Chamber, working with the National Center for Waste Management (MWAN) to set regulations for the circularity of packaging in Saudi Arabia. We are also an Alliance to End Plastic Waste member and serve actively on the Middle East Regional Task Group.

Napco National is committed to the Saudi Vision 2030 and to contributing to the economy through local manufacturing. Furthermore, as a member of the UN Global Compact, Napco National focuses on progressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These sustainable products and solutions align with SDG 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, SDG 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, and SDG 17 Partnerships.

About Napco National

Founded in 1956 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Napco National aims to create valuable products and customized services for GCC industries, while addressing social needs and taking measures to protect the environment. Napco National plants manufacture and supply plastic, paper, and corrugated raw materials and packaging to diverse industries, as well as produce consumer disposables for retail and away-from-home businesses in the GCC and beyond. Napco sources indigenous raw materials and recycles post-industrial plastic waste.