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EHC partners with ISEE for the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. Showcasing EHC’s range of chemical products

(Cairo, Egypt) Carbon Holdings, a mid-to-downstream petrochemicals company and catalyst of industrial development in Egypt, and its subsidiary Egyptian Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC), announced its participation in, and partnership of, the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting technique, the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering.

EHC’s state-of-the-art plant commenced production in 2017. Today the facility has the capacity to produce 350,000 metric tons of Low Density Ammonium Nitrate (LDAN) and 300,000 metric tons of Nitric Acid (NA) from its facility strategically located in the Suez Canal Economic Zone in Africa. As a result of its geographic location, the high-quality petrochemicals are supplied globally and cost-effectively.

The conference is a global platform where a range of blasters, manufacturers, government officials and industry leaders meet to discuss the future of explosives and Blasting. Industry experts discuss the future of the industry and how it will advance the science and art of explosives engineering for the mining, quarrying and construction industries. The four-day event was held in Nashville, Tennessee from 27-30 January 2019.

Chairman and CEO of Carbon Holdings Basil El-Baz commented:

“The Explosives and Blasting Technique conference is a great opportunity for Carbon Holdings and its subsidiary EHC to showcase the world class range of chemicals it produces for the mining, quarrying and construction industries. Our strategic position in the Suez Canal Economic Zone enables us to supply chemicals to the global market quickly and efficiently.”

He added “The reality is that EHC is in a strong position as it is the only independent producer globally, this allows us to speak to all prospects and in turn support the mining and blasting companies grow their businesses. We are here to supply 350,000 metric tons of low density ammonium nitrate porous prills per annum. EHC will continue to explore potential growth and development opportunities to create value for our customers and stakeholders with a particular focus on expanding our global presence to better meet the requirements of our customers.”

At Carbon we have a vision that by producing the raw materials such as petrochemicals for manufacturing, we can invigorate the pace of Egypt’s industrialisation. This will in turn drive greater employment, helping to push the economy forward.

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About Carbon Holdings:

Carbon Holdings is a privately owned midstream and downstream petrochemical and process industrial plant company and is the principal shareholder and sponsor of several projects in the industrial zone in the Northwest Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Established in 2008 by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Basil El-Baz, Carbon Holdings is a leader in the development and operation of petrochemical manufacturing projects in Egypt. Its portfolio includes Oriental Petrochemicals Company (OPC), a top producer of polypropylene, and Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC), the only producer of nitric acid and low-grade ammonium nitrate in the Middle East and Africa. The company is also establishing the Tahrir Petrochemical Complex with an investment of circa US$11 billion, which will be located in Suez Economic Zone.


About the conference:

The 45th annual conference on Explosives and blasting technique is the sector leading conference, got, bringing together more than 4,000 professionals in the explosives industry from over 90 countries. The conference aims to become a voice for the entire industry, bridging the gap between blasters and homeowners and lobbying governments for change. This year’s conference will showcase the latest products from some of the biggest companies in the explosive industry.


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