Borealis, the Austria-based manufacturer of polyolefins, base chemicals
and fertilisers, has signed an agreement with Asmidal
to explore the possibility of setting up a melamine
manufacturing facility in Algeria. A feasibility study for this project will be carried out during upcoming months and a final investment decision is expected to be taken in 2017.
has become an essential raw material in the global production of synthetic resins.
As one of the global market leaders in melamine
produces around 130,000 tonnes of melamine
per year, 80 percent of which is destined for the wood-based panel industry. In the manufacture of everyday objects used in the kitchen or around the house, melamine
also plays an important role, for example as one component used to make handles for pots and pans. Melamine
is also commonly used in the construction, automotive and furniture industries.