Plastribution has confirmed that it has secured an exclusive distribution agreement with the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO) to supply its new range of HDPE, MDPE and LLDPE to the UK and Irish polymer markets.
From its new facility in Alexandria, Egypt, Ethydco plans to commence production of 400 KTA using Unipol PE technology on 2x200 KTA Univation Licence polyethylene plants. Univation technology accounts for a significant proportion of the world’s LLDPE and HDPE production, equating to 90-100 million t/pa.
“We are really excited about the opportunity this deal brings for our customers,” commented Mike Boswell, Managing Director of Plastribution. “As a ‘Channel Partner’ Plastribution has secured a significant allocation of material, which will help to provide a secure supply chain for a range of HDPE, MDPE and LLDPE grades, where UK and Irish processors are highly dependent upon imports in order to meet requirements.”
A comprehensive range of materials will be available soon through Plastribution for the UK and Irish markets, covering all the major production methods including conventional HDPE, MDPE, and LLDPE film grades, plus Bi-modal and narrow molecular weight grades.
Also a comprehensive range of injection, roto and blow moulding grades will also be available, with plans in place for PE80 and PE100 grades for the pipe market.