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MEPCO receives ISEGA dry food contact certification for its MEPWHITE and full range of containerboard product portfolio

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MEPCO receives ISEGA dry food contact certification for its MEPWHITE and full range of containerboard product portfolio

October 06, 2019 - 03:23

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -MEPCO, the Middle East’s largest containerboard and paperboard manufacturer, announced today that it obtained the ISEGA certification for its product MEPWHITE (White-Top Liner). By certifying MEPwhite; MEPCO has an ISEGA-certified full range of containerboard products. MEPCO’s certified product list include MEPflute, MEPliner, MEPkraft, MEPdual, MEPchem, and recently, MEPwhite. Having a certified full range of products boasts MEPCO brand quality as well as widens its customer base and product applications.

ISEGA, established in 1966; as a research institute in the field of paper, board and food packaging. ISEGA’s laboratory provides a wide range of analysis services in the fields of environment, materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Obtaining ISEGA certification for containerboard products is a supreme authentication of the quality of such products globally.

Mr. Ahmed Fazary, the Chief Commercial Officer of MEPCO commented: “We are proud for making such significant achievement. MEPCO is certified to manufacture and sell containerboard products under the ISEGA dry food contact certificate. MEPCO stands as the only company in the Middle East holding a full range of containerboard products certified by ISEGA labeled as safe for food contact.

This gives MEPCO and Saudi Arabia a clear competitive advantage against regional peers, and secures a level-playing-field for competing internationally. Finally, I would like to thank ISEGA for their collaborative efforts with MEPCO since 2015”.


MEPCO is the leading vertically-integrated paper manufacturer in the Middle East, offering a diverse range of containerboard and specialty paper products serving the packaging, construction, furniture, and paper core industries around the world. MEPCO supplies its products to the local Saudi market, as well as the GCC, Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the Company has developed a growing presence in South Asia, the Americas, and Europe. The Company’s innovative approach to doing business enables it to deliver a significant environmental and economic benefit to its home market. The use of energy- and water-efficient production processes enables MEPCO to offer environmentally-friendly and recyclable products to the market. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, WASCO, MEPCO’s raw materials are sourced from locations across the Kingdom, securing business sustainability while providing measurable benefits to the Saudi economy. MEPCO is listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange, under Tadawul symbol ‘MEPCO’.


For more than 30 years now ISEGA has pursued successful business activity as an independent testing and certification institute with the capability for analytical work in Pulp, paper and board, Plastics, Packaging and food contact articles, Colorants, lacquers, additives, and other chemicals in the fields of chemical and physical analytical work, microbiology, ecology, examination and certification of products.