Over the weekend 22-23 February 2014 approximately 500 tonnes of Marlex branded high density polyethylene (HDPE) packed in 25 kg bags was stolen from one of Biesterfeld Petroplas' third party contractor’s warehouses in the North West of England. The targeted grades were 5502BN, 50100 and TR131. These resins are used to manufacture bottles, film, pipe and sheet. The producer is CPChem. The material is fully traceable via batch numbers and analysis.
Any company or individual found handling this stolen resin will be prosecuted, states the distributor.
Biesterfeld Petroplas is the only authorised distributor for this material in Great Britain. Anyone offered Marlex product from an unauthorised source or who has knowledge about the theft or whereabouts of the stolen Marlex should report the matter immediately to the Police.
A reward of up to £50,000.00 is being offered entirely without prejudice and subject to the usual conditions payable for information given leading to recovery of the stolen polymer. All information should be provided directly to the police on the telephone number below.
Biesterfeld Petroplas says that no disruption to its customers is anticipated at this stage as supplies will be available from the group's other warehouses.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 104 of 24 February. Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111