Orpic supports Italian Design Day in conjunction with the Italian Embassy in Muscat Back to News Page

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) and the Italian Embassy in Muscat held a conference focused on “Plastic and Design” on the occasion of the Italian Design Day. The event was held at the Intercontinental hotel, Muscat and attended by dignitaries from the Italian Embassy, senior Polymer Marketing officials, academicians, design students and customers.

Presentations were made by renowned artist Matteo Aldo Origoni, referred to as the Italian Design Ambassador who spoke about “Plastic: A material that made the Italian Design History” and by Mario Maggiani, President Amaplast, Italian Plastic Association who provided an overview on "The Italian Plastics and Rubber Machinery Industry.”

In his presentation, Cristian Hedesiu, – Polymer Marketing Manager, Orpic, highlighted the importance of Orpic’s polymer products, grades and solutions as well as the company’s ambition to be a global leader in the polymer business.

An engagement session was held with the attendees which highlighted Orpic’s strategy and showcased innovative polyolefin solutions and the many opportunities Orpic offers to its existing as well as potential customers.

Speaking at the event, H. E Giorgio Visetti, Italian Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, expressed gratitude to Orpic for organizing an interactive seminar and stated, “We are pleased to partner with Orpic and our Italian counterparts to celebrate Italian Design Day. Given the crucial role of the Oil & Gas sector in the Sultanate’s economy, the Italian Embassy decided to dedicate the celebrations to the strict bond interlinking plastic materials and the world of design, in order to emphasize the opportunities provided by this valuable material across sectors. Through such sessions, we aim to enhance in-country value at each stage of the production chain, thereby contributing to the Sultanate’s manufacturing and design capacity.”

On his part, Gilles Rochas, GM – Polymer Marketing, Orpic, said, “We are extremely grateful to the Italian Ambassador as well as the embassy for giving us this fantastic opportunity. It was such an honour to meet Matteo and Mario, who shed light on the plastics industry. We are here to demonstrate our commitment to win customer preference and present our polyethylene and polypropylene solutions to the world which are driven by Orpic`s vision to be a globally competitive, downstream business that Oman is proud of.”