Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) is planning to increase the capacity of its polypropylene plant from 200,000 tons/y to 340,000 tons/y, Times of Oman reported.

The Orpic plant is part of the Omani government’s vision to improve the petrochemical industry, as the Sultanate is currently trying to diversify sources of national income and make the best use of its gas production, according to the Market Report Company (MRC).

Orpic is selling its production under the brand name Luban. Luban is the most famous Omani product for export in ancient times. The production ranges between very soft material and granules, which are being exported to 91 ports in more than 63 countries.

Luban importers include the Gulf Cooperation Council states, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The importing countries further include Middle East and North Africa countries, China, Vietnam, Peru, South Korea, Myanmar, Philippines, and South Africa.