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si·al

 (sī′ăl′)
n.
Rock rich in silicon and aluminum forming the upper layer of the earth's crust beneath all continental landmasses.

sial

(ˈsaɪəl)
n
(Geological Science) the silicon-rich and aluminium-rich rocks of the earth's continental upper crust, the most abundant individual rock being granite
[C20: si(licon) + al(uminium)]
sialic adj
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Noun1.sial - the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crustsial - the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and aluminum
crust, Earth's crust - the outer layer of the Earth
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
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The region's fastest-growing professional exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries will occupy six halls at ADNEC, and begin with the inaugural SIAL World Summit.
Abu Dhabi: A stronger US dollar coupled with falling oil prices makes the perfect storm for the UAE's food industry, allowing suppliers to buy more while reducing their costs, according to Joanne Cook, managing director of Sial Middle East.
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According to show organizers, as the largest food tradeshow in Canada, SIAL Canada offers visitors an unequalled selection of international and Canadian products.
Sial Middle East 2014 held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) recorded an increase in international pavilions and exhibition floor space, with burgeoning numbers of international and regional hosted buyers and exhibitors.
The strength of the UAE's existing partnerships with global food industry players both in terms of inbound as well as outbound trade activity, is well documented and as we address future issues of food security and continue in our role as a global trade facilitation hub, new partnerships are the way forward," said Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, director of communication and community service division at the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and chairman of the Sial Middle East organising committee.
She said: "We know in Wales that the quality of Welsh food and drink is up there with the best in the world, and having a presence at events such as SIAL gives us a great platform to tell the world about our remarkable range of highly innovative and quality food and drink produce.
Three of the company's innovative sea salt products won SIAL Innovation Selection 2014 awards.
We are excited to have launched this innovative product in SIAL and gain international recognition, thanks to the SIAL Innovation Selection for 2014.
ADPC Acting CEO, Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi said that we are honored to be invited to participate at SIAL 2013 alongside our partners in the Abu Dhabi Government.
SIAL Canada is co-located with the SET Canada Exhibition of Equipment, Technology and Services for the food retail, foodservice and food processing industries.
Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development - Government of Dubai, which led the UAE mission to SIAL along with the Ministry of Foreign Trade (MoFT), said that there were also 865 requests for local products worth AED 142 million.