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14. December 2015

Sipchem and RESINEX reach agreement on the marketing of PBT in Europe


Zwingenberg/Germany, December 2015

The Saudi-Arabian company Sipchem (Saudi International Petrochemical Company) and the European plastics and rubber distributor RESINEX have reached a distribution agreement on the joint launch and marketing of Sipchem neat PBT resin in Europe. The product portfolio extends from high-viscosity grades to super easy-flow types with MRF values (250 ┬░C/1.6 kg) ranging from 11 to 200 g/10 min. 

With the new Sipchem PBT grades now added to the company's portfolio, RESINEX is targeting mainly compounders, and monofilament and fibre manufacturers who can select the optimum grade from the extensive product range to suit their individual requirements. The distributor has thus strengthened its product portfolio in the field of engineering plastics, and can offer its customers new options for exploiting synergy effects. 

Sipchem manufactures the PBT products at its newly built plant in Al-Jubail (Saudi Arabia) with a production capacity of 63,000 metric tons a year. They are produced by the Uhde Inventa-Fischer process, whereby Sipchem can use the 1,4-butanediol feedstock from its own production. 

RESINEX Germany GmbH, Zwingenberg/Germany, RESINEX Austria GmbH, Allhaming/Austria, and RESINEX Switzerland AG, Freienbach/Switzerland are all part of the RAVAGO group and are among the leading plastics distributors in the relevant countries. The portfolio covers almost the entire range of engineering thermoplastics and standard plastics, thermoplastic elastomers and rubbers, functional additives and colour concentrates (masterbatches). Furthermore, the distributors offer their customers competent and individual support in all matters of development and production, from the first draft to the manufactured part. 

Sipchem (Saudi International Petrochemical Company), founded in 1999, produces methanol, butanediol, tetrahydrofurane, acetic acid, MAH, vinylacetate monomer and carbon monoxide, and markets them via its various partner companies. The company supports customers in the fields of construction, solvents, automotive, electronics, polymers, coatings and pharmaceuticals. 

Editorial contact and voucher copies:
Michael Fischer, RESINEX Germany GmbH
Gernsheimer Stra├če 1, D-64637 Zwingenberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 62 51/77 07-147, Fax: -150
E-Mail: michael.fischer(at) 


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