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Arkema to further extend its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the acquisition of ArrMaz

Rejula ARUN - 09-juil.-2019 13:55:14
United Arab Emirates - On July 1st  2019, Arkema completed the acquisition of ArrMaz, a global leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure markets with a strong presence in Saudi Arabia. Thanks to this acquisition, Arkema will support the development of its customers in the region with top quality technical and logistics services.  ArrMaz offers tailored and sustainable solutions for the specific and ever-changing needs of its customers in a variety of industrial markets. In Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ArrMaz offers a wide range of additives in the mining market to help optimize grade recovery and process performance in mining operations. It operates a new state-of-the-art plant located in Al Jalamid, producing specialty surfactants to support the growth of the Saudi phosphate industry.   “ArrMaz is very excited to be joining forces with Arkema. ArrMaz Gulf Chemicals has been serving the Kingdom’s growing phosphate industry since 2010, and the combination of Arkema’s and ArrMaz expertise will enable us to create new solutions for our valued customers and new opportunities for our dedicated employees in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Dave Keselica CEO ArrMaz “Leader in specialty surfactants, we have been active in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2014 serving major customers for the domestic market and exporting oilfield chemicals to neighboring countries. This acquisition will boost Arkema position in the region.” stated Jean-Francois Chesneau, Global President of surfactants and additives, Arkema  In the region, Arkema is operating a blending plant and storage in oil additives. More broadly, the Group is involved across the oil and gas value chain, from offshore production to refineries, shipping and sales at the pump. For example, our Rilsan® biobased polyamide 11 and our Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) are used in the transportation of oil and gas, and our sulfur-based chemical expertise enables desulfurization in the final step in the refining process. The Group also provides products for the odorization of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to make them detectable in the event of leaks. Finally, its range of products includes custom solutions for drying and purification with the Siliporite® molecular sieves as well as polymerization initiators such as Luperox® organic peroxides.  “Arkema has been supplying the oil and gas, petrochemicals and construction markets of Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and has developed strong relationships with key customers. With the acquisition of ArrMaz, Arkema will further strengthen its presence in the Kingdom.” said Abdelkader KADRI – CEO Arkema Middle East With Arkema’s strong expertise in specialty surfactants and formulation, this acquisition will combine two organizations that are highly complementary and will support customers’ development in this region.  A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.  www.arkema.com   CONTACTS Abdelkader Kadri : +971 48 75 17 01 abdelkader.kadri@arkema.com  

French Experts Loyal to the Project Lebanon Trade Show

Rejula ARUN - 16-juin-2019 13:04:11
United Arab Emirates- June 16, 2019 , Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing its eleventh France Pavilion at the Project Lebanon trade fair from June 18 - 21, 2019 in Beirut. This trade fair is the sole international event in Lebanon in the construction, building, materials and equipment sector. The French Pavilion will enjoy very good visibility thanks to a Premium location at the trade fair entrance. Ten French exhibitors will be presenting their innovative products, technologies and know-how to local building industry professionals.   The French construction/finishing work industry has several undeniable strengths  - With a highly fragmented network of 392,000 companies and sales of €135 billion in 2017, the industry has one or more global leaders in most of its component sectors: VINCI, EIFFAGE, BOUYGUES and SPIE, to name but a few.  - France boasts a highly diverse offering when it comes to the building trades, with companies of all sizes providing structural engineering and finishing work services (carpentry, roofing, insulation, sanitation, air-conditioning, smoke detectors, etc.) and interior fittings (wall and floor coverings, luxury tapware, home automation, etc.). - Innovation is a hallmark of French companies: new and biosourced building materials, wooden construction driven by ecological considerations, and smart building (BIM modeling, home automation, smart meters, energy optimization tools, solar glass, and smart thermostats, boilers and bulbs) are just some of the development initiatives currently being pursued by businesses in the sector. - Lastly, France enjoys a strong reputation for quality and reliability, which are especially important in the construction industry due to safety risks. A strong presence in foreign markets €7.1 billion are generated in exports . France tends to export top-quality, carefully designed, advanced technology products (innovative insulation materials, building facades that let in natural light, suspended ceilings, clay roof tiles, natural paints, decorative fireplaces, etc.).   The building and finishing work market in Lebanon represents 14% of GDP and as regards construction, it mainly depends on imports. USD 11 billion of promises of loans and donations were obtained by Lebanon from the international community at conclusion of the CEDRE Conference in April 2018, aimed at helping the country finance its multi-year development plan over the next 5 years. This context is a strong signal for French companies wishing to do business with this country which has a strong development potential. The French delegation there attests to the large interest represented by the Lebanese market. The French exhibitors in the France Pavilion aim to establish or strengthen partnerships, and develop new collaborations with local professionals.   The French exhibitors of the Lebanon Project, will be there to greet you in the France Pavilion , at the entrance to the trade fair:   AFITEXINOV: Specialized in drainage, supporting structures and floor sealing, the AFITEX group bases its international development on innovative processes and generating significant savings in the construction of structures: buildings, road and rail infrastructure, waste storage centers, mines, etc. CSTB – Centre Scientifique Technique du Bâtiment:  The mission of the Scientific and Technical Building Center is to ensure the quality and safety of buildings. LANCIER SA:  Specialized in the manufacture of transport equipment for laying and running cables for telecom, energy and tertiary industry installers.   MEREF - CCI FRANCE LIBAN:  Grouping of French and Lebanese economic entities who are working for closer economic and cultural relations between the two countries. The MEREF  - CCI FRANCE LIBAN will host the following exhibitors on its booth: AROPE INSURANCE S.A.L. : One of the main actors of the insurance sector in Lebanon. BUREAU VERITAS LIBAN:  An inspection office, testing and certifying products to local standards. QUALICONSULT MOYEN-ORIENT S.A.L:  Specialist of technical control, inspection, assistance and training, Qualiconsult Group provides support to companies at all stages in building and operating their buildings, technical facilities and infrastructure. SOCOTEC LIBAN:  The group intervenes to identify, assess and prevent risks in the areas of Quality, Safety, Health and the Environment.   Key building figures of the French economy: • 392,000 companies; • Workforce of 1,441,000 including 1,069,000 employees and 372,000 self-employed tradespeople; • EUR 135 billion of building work excluding tax • Activity in external markets: EUR 7.1 billion of building work recorded (4.9 billion for structural work and 2.2 billion for finishing work). • Geographical distribution: Europe (64%), Asia (11%), America (11%), Africa (7%), South America (6%), Near and Middle East (1%)   Source: French Building Federation, June 2018 ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.  Social Media:  Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF  #FrenchPavilion #ChooseFrance  #FrenchConstruction #FraneAtProjectLebanon  For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Ms. Catherine MILLE, Project Leader Phone: 33 (0) 4 96 17 25 26 catherine.mille@businessfrance.fr www.businessfrance.fr Ms. Yasmina OUARI Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 995 29 97  Mail :  yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr   

Digitalization at the forefront of the 4th UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days

Rejula ARUN - 18-avr.-2019 11:51:36
PRESS RELEASE   Digitalization at the forefront of  the 4th UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days    United Arab Emirates; April 2019: Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the 4th annual UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days in the beginning of April in Abu Dhabi. Launched under the patronage of His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, the two-day forum focused on Digitalization, Energy Efficiency, New Technologies for Gas Processing and Plant Operations. The topics presented in a series of presentations of new solutions by the French innovative companies participating, towards ADNOC Group’s Key decision makers.   Since 2015, the UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days has become an essential rendez-vous between UAE and France in the Oil & Gas sector. This year with the support of Total in the UAE as gold sponsor and Schneider Electric as silver sponsor, over 10 companies were represented to showcase the latest technology and industry innovations.     The forum took place in two distinct locations bridging the topics with live demonstrations. On the first day of the event took place at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, next to the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex where ADNOC subsidiaries are located. On the second day, French companies met ADNOC operational teams in the Ruwais Industrial Area where hydrocarbons are processed.    The historical ties between the United Arab Emirates and France having served as a strong base in bilateral cooperations in an important number of domains, is particulary prevalent in Oil & Gas field. The strong innovative capabilities of the French industry in Energy, Oil and Gas sectors will help to strengthen business relationships between Emirati and French organizations.   With Digitalization as the overarching theme, the forum covered Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics/Maintenance. Sessions on Energy Efficiency included details on Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Management software and tools, Energy optimization in Gas Processing and the Best Available Techniques (BAT). The sessions focused on New technologies for Plant Operations delved deeper into the technical aspects of the technology and management side of the industry.    Following the successful sessions in 2015, 2017, and 2018 under the framework of UAE France strategic dialog,  the 4th annual UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days aims to highlight the strong innovative capabilities brought together by two forward thinking nations.   - END         -  Note to Editors  ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.    About EVOLEN: EVOLEN network brings together some 1,350 members (250 corporate members and 1,100 individual oil and gas professionals). Their areas of expertise cover the entire oil and gas sector (exploration, production, storage, refining, and distribution) and renewables.  EVOLEN aims to promote the technological and industrial excellence of the French hydrocarbons industry and energy futures across the world and to foster the international deployment of French energy industry companies. The French hydrocarbons industry has many strengths, notably its great capacity for innovation, which has enabled it to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of quality and safety. Moreover, its technologies and know-how are being applied intensively to new sources of energy.   ABOUT THE FRENCH BUSINESS GROUP:  The French Business Group is a dynamic and independent non-profit organization committed to promote business relations between the United Arab Emirates and France. It has nearly 200 members and represents sectors such as Oil & Gas, construction, defense, aerospace, aviation, hospitality, finance and telecom. The main missions are to promote bilateral trade, represent and serve the interests of its members and enhance Franco-Emirati connections.   ABOUT TOTAL: Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. It is present in the UAE since 1939 across all elements of the energy sector. Total is in partnership with ADNOC and the majority of Abu Dhabi’s oil, gas and energy companies. It has interests in several joint ventures, plus operational presence through its affiliates Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, Total Solar Middle East, Total Marketing Middle East blending plant, Total E&P UAE Unconventional Gas B.V. and via its trading branch TOTSA.   Championing civic responsibility for future generations through the Total Foundation and promoting one of the key pillars of its societal activities, Youth, Inclusion and Education, Total is committed to the development of youth in the country.   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Yasmina OUARI  Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 99 529 97  Mail : yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr    

Ozalys is launching the first professional range of products and spa treatments for women affected by cancer, and also designed for the well-being and safety of beauticians.

Rejula ARUN - 24-mars-2019 09:30:34
Ozalys continues to innovate by launching the first professional range dedicated to the after cancer sector; a spa range associated with beauty treatments: 8 products and 6 treatments (face, body, hands & feet, scalp). Safe for women seeking well-being and self-esteem after the illness. Ozalys offers comfort and reassurance with high quality care designed to the most rigorous standards, to minimize preservatives and exclude all harmful   or unsuitable substances without compromising performance and pleasure of use. But Ozalys also ensures the day-to-day safety of beauticians in their salons. Indeed, Ozalys is the first brand in France to evaluate the toxicity and guarantee the tolerance of its products for professionals to ensure professional exposure with total peace of mind: a choice of ingredients that are gentle on the skin, taking into consideration the need for repeated daily care and   calculations of exposure to each product. Creating positive emotions through pleasing textures, a subtle and comforting olfactory signature, caring and unique gestures, provided by experts who are filled with humanity, who awaken the senses and the pleasure of taking care of oneself... this is Ozalys’ mission. Ozalys fights for a different beauty, a strong beauty, a free beauty. OZALYS, BECAUSE LIFE IS PRECIOUS, BEAUTY TOO COME VISIT US AT THE BEAUTYWORLD MIDDLE EAST 2019 TRADE FAIR Dubai, April 15th, 16th and 17th 2019. Hall Sheik Saeed 2 – French Pavilion – Stand S-D54 International business development Jean-Christophe Bencteux Director of International Operations jcbencteux@laboratoireozalys.com +33 (0) 6 42 21 93 52 ozalys.com  

French electricity sector experts show their loyalty to Middle East Electricity 2019 in Dubai

Rejula ARUN - 26-févr.-2019 10:03:13
United Arab Emirates: 26 February 2019 - 27 French companies will be exhibiting in 2019 with Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, at the Middle East Electricity Show in Dubai, a chance for a French excellence sector that is both innovative and dynamic to enjoy the spotlight. The event is truly a springboard for companies looking to expand in the broader Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Many opportunities exist in this very fast-growing market, driven by the staggering development in several sectors: retail distribution, transport, logistics, infrastructure and residential. With major international events such as the Dubai World Expo 2020, to be hosted in the region, and the return of major real estate projects announced by public contractors, French experts attending the show will have many opportunities on which to seize. The exhibitors on site will cover the full range of the industry: equipment and applications for power generation transmission and distribution, protection and security products and systems, and lighting. Their presence is synonymous with competitive and innovative solutions. France is home to leading players recognized across the world, in each link of the value chain, whether electrical and telecom network operators, engineering companies, integrators, equipment manufacturers, component producers or ICT companies. With such strong players on its soil, France enjoys some of the highest- quality power supply in the world, and can offer electrical equipment on par with the best. Come out and meet the French exhibitors in Hall 7: 3X ENGINEERING, ADDEV MATERIALS,  AEG POWER SOLUTIONS, AOIP, ARC INFORMATIQUE, ARRAS MAXEI FRANCE, AUD INNOV, AUGIER, CAHORS INTERNATIONAL, CHAUVIN ARNOUX, CITEL 2 CP, DELTA BOX, ENERDIS, ENSTO NOVEXIA, GS YUASA BATTERY FRANCE, INDUSTRIELLE DE CONTROLE ET D’EQUIPEMENT, INFOSEC COMMUNICATION, JST TRANSFORMATEURS, MADE, METAL DEPLOYE RESISTOR, MICHAUD EXPORT,  NILED, OBSTA, RS ISOLTEC, SAFT, SEDIVER, TECNOR MIDDLE EAST FRANCE’S PLACE / ROLE Market share (electricity generation) 2% at global level, including all energy sources. Electricity accounts for nearly 22.9% of the power consumed in France Import 2017 36.2 TWh Export 2017 74.2 TWh • France holds the Number 2 spot in the ranking of the world’s largest electricity generators, thanks to EDF.  • France is the 2nd largest electricity exporting country in Europe after Germany. • France is the 7th largest exporter of electrical equipment in the world. ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #CreativeFrance #French-Electricity For more info, feel free to contact : BUSINESS FRANCE Sophie ISSOVITS, Project Manager E-mail: sophie.issovits@businessfrance.fr Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 39 85 - Site web : www.businessfrance.fr Yasmina OUARI Press Officer Tel: 052 995 29 97 yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr

OCEAN FRESH WATER to unveil a novel approach to bottled water with Ôdeep at Gulfood 2019

Rejula ARUN - 03-févr.-2019 11:20:30
• Participation marks a first for the company at the international annual food & beverage trade show (stand Z4-B38) Dubai, UAE – February 3, 2019 : OCEAN FRESH WATER, the French beverage company is proud to announce their inaugural participation at Gulfood 2019 with the reveal of their revolutionary bottled deep sea water brand, Ôdeep. Marking the 24th edition of Gulfood, the event will be taking place from the 17th to the 21st of February 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Dubbed as the most anticipated annual food & beverage trade exhibition, Gulfood 2019 is set to welcome over 5,000 exhibitors and 98,000 attendees to showcase their latest products and cutting-edge innovations across eight of the biggest commodity trading sectors: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness & Free-From; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food. Extracted from a depth of over 200m, Ôdeep reveals the richness of the ocean depths. Out of the reach of solar rays, the brand offers the market the purest water source rich in minerals. In fact, the composition of Ôdeep matches the natural minerality of the human body. The original balance of marine minerals enables an improved assimilation compared with terrestrial minerals. One single glass of Ôdeep will provide you with the same benefits as two glasses of conventional water. Commenting on the reveal and participation, Jacques Le Moigne, Chief Executive Officer of Ôdeep, stated: “With over 70% of the planet covered in water and the human demand continuing to grow, it was becoming evident that we needed to find an alternative to land-based water resources. To offer a more sustainable resource for the future, deep ocean water presented a more reliable and secure alternative, rich in minerals and lower in sodium than the best waters in the market. We are proud to be at the forefront of this discovery with the launch of  Ôdeep and are eager to showcase our product to the region’s growing market at Gulfood 2019.” Collected across the five oceans, Ôdeep is harvested, processed, bottled and palletized all onboard the bottling vessel. Such a technology stands as a breakthrough in eco-aware bottling approach, thus freeing itself from a mainland production site in order to turn seas and oceans into an ocean of opportunities. Available in a 0.6L bottle for daily consumption or in 1.5L for convivial table moments, Ôdeep’s fresh taste is a crisp robe of flavor making it a pleasurable drink to be enjoyed with family or friends at any time of day. Representatives will be located at the Ôdeep stand Z4-B38 where there will be tasting sessions throughout the five days of the exhibition.  - END -

STERIGERM’S MOBILE DEVICES TO NEUTRALIZE MEDICAL INFECTIOUS WASTE DEPLOYED ON ALL CONTINENTS

Rejula ARUN - 15-janv.-2019 12:38:26
United Arab Emirates- January 15th 2019:   As part of the CHASTAGNER Group of companies, STERIGERMS manufactures mobile devices which neutralize medical infectious waste on-site (MIW), in a water-free, discharge-free process, requiring nothing more than a 220/230 volts functioning power outlet. Official and exclusive supplier to the French Navy, STERIGERMS devices can be found onboard most of its ships and notably on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the flagship of the French fleet. From January 28-31, 2019, it will be exhibiting for the 3rd consecutive year in the French Pavilion at Arab Health, with its 60-liter model. The ease of installation and treatment it offers has won over many countries, from the Gulf to India, not to mention both North and South America. STERIGERMS’ machines are already up and running, from Paris to Tahiti, from Algeria to the Philippines, in Russia, and in Brazil. Its consistent presence for 3 years in Dubai, at the largest trade show in Asia and the Middle East, gives STERIGERMS the opportunity to open new markets. During the NEUTRALISATION CYCLE, the hazardous waste put into the machine is subject to a temperature of 150°C and is also compacted due to a 12 tons pressure. The management robot guides the user, ensuring every possible means of protection: cover lock, thermal security, etc. Once neutralized, the treated waste can be evacuated, including via the household waste disposal system. The machine’s performance has been subject to official testing and is 2018 compliant with the NF – T 72-180 standard. EASY INSTALLATION AND LOCAL TREATMENT: a power outlet is all it takes. No water supply is needed. Just a plug delivering 220/230 volts. In addition, users are free to place the machines as it suits them best, thanks to their weight and wheel-mounted structure. The in situ waste processing removes both the risks due to excessively lengthy MIW handling, and the costs arising from multiple transportation. PROVEN CLEAN: no liquids or gases to discharge. No tubes to install. STERIGERMS keeps away any danger of pollution. Once the waste is compacted into pellets, the treated volume is divided by 10. STERIGERMS machines are used anywhere from research centers working on infectious diseases to hospitals, ships, submarines, offshore oil platforms, dialysis centers, or such places as retirement homes. From January 28-31, 2019, STERIGERMS will be exhibiting on booth n° Z2F02, France Pavilion at Arab Health – Dubai Z2F02 Company contact: STERIGERMS (Chastagner Group) 58, Bd Pierre LEFAUCHEUX - 72100 LE MANS - FRANCE www.sterigerms.com contact@sterigerms.com
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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit:  www.businessfrance.fr Consulting:  Law and regulation Market benchmarking Projects and requests for proposals Contacts : Market prospection Exhibitions and B to B meetings Technologic partnerships Communication : Press and public relations Professional advertisements Commerc

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