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March 3, 2024

GBI to produce biodegradable Poly Lactic Acid in KEZAD

Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (KEZAD Group), the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones, has welcomed Gulf Biopolymers Industries Ltd. (GBI) to the KEZAD ecosystem.

The GBI facility will be the first unique producer of biomass-based, recyclable, and biodegradable polymer in the Middle East.

Under the 50-year lease agreement, GBI will leverage KEZAD’s strategic location, advanced infrastructure, and a supportive ecosystem to foster growth and innovation.

GBI’s commitment to sustainability and innovative technology in manufacturing Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and its additional upstream products resonate with KEZAD’s vision of promoting eco-friendly and technologically advanced business environments.

GBI’s state-of-the-art facility across 135,000 sqm in KEZAD, with a capacity of 30,000 million tons per annum is dedicated to producing PLA, a fully biodegradable material derived from renewable resources. GBI’s venture is a leap towards meeting the global demand for sustainable products and driving further research and development in biodegradable polymers.

Harald Kroll, CEO of Gulf Biopolymers Industries, said, “We are proud to announce the establishment of the first biopolymer plant in The MENA region. This project is a milestone for the reduction of fossil-based plastics and advancing the adoption of environmentally friendly PLA polymers. Together with our customers, we are actively contributing to decarbonization, advancing the circular economy, and creating a less polluted future for our planet. GBI is very much looking forward to closely collaborating with the KEZAD Group with the best fit for our project.”