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UAE-based Agthia Group in July launched its new packaging technology centre in Al Ain city of Abu Dhabi. This comes as part of its commitment to sustainability and innovation.
The facility was inaugurated by Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, minister of climate change and environment in the presence of senior officials.

The new facility aims to develop more sustainable packaging technologies to make a positive impact on the food and beverages industry and reinforce Agthia’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Speaking at the opening, Zeyoudi said: "R&D is integral to the UAE’s transition to a competitive knowledge-based economy under the guidance of its visionary leadership that aims to build a better future for current and next generations. It is key to addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges we face today, particularly climate change – the greatest threat to the world as we know it. To maximise its effectiveness in addressing climate change, our ministry works relentlessly to promote productive synergies between the public and private sector that drive R&D."

The minister also lauded Agthia Group for going the extra mile to achieve a positive impact on the environment through the use of sustainable packaging technologies, smart production processes, and through leveraging science and innovation to meet the diverse health requirements of UAE consumers.