The Polymers Sector in KEZAD

The Polymers Sector in KEZAD is a custom-built zone for the global plastics and polymers industry that can take advantage of proximity to raw materials and a reliable supply of utilities at competitive rates. The polymers sector, co-designed and developed with technical experts and leading regional entities in the polymers industry, offers easy and preferential access to raw materials, highly developed infrastructure, global connectivity, and favourable investment policies.

Unique Value Propositions

KEZAD Group provides unique value propositions for each sector to ensure that clients remain competitive and can focus on their business growth.

Strategic Partnerships Delivering Value

Strategic Partnerships Delivering Value for Polymers Downstream Activities

The Polymers Sector in KEZAD is the result of strategic collaborations with key players in the industry such as AD Ports Group clusters and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the leading energy producers operating across the entire hydrocarbon value chain. The strategic collaboration framework between ADNOC and KEZAD Group aims to accelerate investment and innovation in the region’s plastics industry while offering businesses swift and cost-effective access to polymers.

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Raw Materials Available within the Zone and in the Region

Abu Dhabi’s position as the key crude oil producer and petrochemical hub in the region also helps the polymers conversion industry in the UAE. Major raw materials suppliers, such as Borouge present in KEZAD offer competitive pricing and better credit terms for investors. Proximity to such strategic players enables faster delivery of materials, smaller order quantities, and flexibility in new product development. In addition to the raw materials available in Abu Dhabi, downstream polymer converting units in the zone can take advantage of the abundant supply of raw materials by other key providers in the GCC region.

Essentisl Products and Serivces in Polymers

Essential Products and Services in Polymers Value Chain

The Polymers Sector in KEZAD hosts a vibrant polymers ecosystem, including diversified raw materials, production systems, technical support, polymers distribution, and logistics. The zone caters to a variety of different polymer segments, including industrial use, such as packaging, construction, and semi-finished products; end-use customers, such as household goods, agriculture, and hygiene products; material science, including compounded and composite materials, and 3D printing.

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Polymer-Centric Logistics and Infrastructure

World-class container handling facilities at Khalifa Port act as a key enabler for the polymers industry at KEZAD. Facilitating the polymer value chain, Khalifa Port and KEZAD host over 230,000m2 warehouses, which have an annual throughput exceeding 1.5 million tonnes. Specialised service providers present in KEZAD offer packaging, product handling, and intermodal transportation of dry bulk products. They cater to the logistics requirements of dry petrochemical and mineral industries across the region and internationally.

Polymer Packing Plant

Polymers Packing Plant

The packing plant of the Polymers Sector in KEZAD has three fully automated “Fill, Form, Seal” – FFS polymer packing lines with a capacity of 2,000 bags per hour and one bulk bag filling line. The overall packing capacity of the plant is more than 700,000 tonnes per year.

Relaible Availabilty of Power Gas and Water

Reliable Availability of Power, Gas, and Water

The Polymers Sector in KEZAD has a sufficient infrastructure network for all necessary utilities such as power, gas, and water, ensuring reliable and efficient supply for all polymers conversion activities. KEZAD Group offers the most competitive utility rates in the UAE, making it a very cost-efficient location for downstream manufacturing activities.

Key Advantages

Significant Cost Savings

  • Volume rebates on polymer raw materials by key suppliers
  • Prime location facilities at the most competitive lease rates
  • The most competitive utility rates in the UAE
  • Customs duty benefits on imports of raw material and capital goods for manufacturing
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Superior Connectivity and Proximity

  • Easy access to key markets through two global ports, five international airports, multi-lane highways and upcoming rail networks, connecting KEZAD with the rest of the UAE and GCC
  • Excellent connectivity to regional raw material producers
  • Presence of supporting industries such as packaging, specialized logistics services within the zone
  • Presence of supporting entities such as polymer packaging and specialised logistics services within the zone
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Flexibility of Scale

  • Future-ready development with provisions for expansion and integration with new projects
  • High-capacity utilities network and infrastructure provisioned to support businesses of all scales
  • Option to operate for the local and regional/global markets through Free Zone and Domestic Economic Zone facilities
  • Flexibility in lease tenure and structuring
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Growing Community

  • Multiple residential, social areas, leisure facilities within 10 minutes drive
  • Multiple on-site staff accommodation facilities are under various stages of planning and development
  • Clustered approach with shared amenities for better planning and leaner development
  • Existing zone with over 20 manufacturing entities within the Polymers Park
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Significant Cost Savings

  • Volume rebates on polymer raw materials by key suppliers
  • Prime location facilities at the most competitive lease rates
  • The most competitive utility rates in the UAE
  • Customs duty benefits on imports of raw material and capital goods for manufacturing
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Superior Connectivity and Proximity

  • Easy access to key markets through two global ports, five international airports, multi-lane highways and upcoming rail networks, connecting KEZAD with the rest of the UAE and GCC
  • Excellent connectivity to regional raw material producers
  • Presence of supporting industries such as packaging, specialized logistics services within the zone
  • Presence of supporting entities such as polymer packaging and specialised logistics services within the zone
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Flexibility of Scale

  • Future-ready development with provisions for expansion and integration with new projects
  • High-capacity utilities network and infrastructure provisioned to support businesses of all scales
  • Option to operate for the local and regional/global markets through Free Zone and Domestic Economic Zone facilities
  • Flexibility in lease tenure and structuring
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Growing Community

  • Multiple residential, social areas, leisure facilities within 10 minutes drive
  • Multiple on-site staff accommodation facilities are under various stages of planning and development
  • Clustered approach with shared amenities for better planning and leaner development
  • Existing zone with over 20 manufacturing entities within the Polymers Park
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Growing Market Access

GCC: Rich in Polymer Raw Materials

UAE - A Hub for the Polymers Sector

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$50.2 BILLION DOLLARS 1

Value of GCC Polymer Industry by 2025

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$40 BILLION DOLLARS 2

The Polymer Industry’s Total Contribution to the Gulf Region’s GDP in 2018

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34.4 MILLION TONNES 2

Forecasted Volume of GCC Polymer Industry by 2023

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55,600 DIRECT EMPLOYEES 2

In the GCC Polymer Industry in 2018

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278,000 JOBS SUPPORTED 2

By the Polymer Industry in the GCC in 2018

1 Goldstein Research
2 GPCA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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200% Percent 1

ADNOC’s Planned Growth in Petrochemical Capacity by 2025

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4.1 MILLION TONNES 1

UAE Polymer Output in 2018

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15.1 MILLION TONNES 1

Production Capacity of Polymers in UAE by 2025

1 ADNOC
2 GPCA

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