Advanced Polymer Trading’s Chemical Experts to be at Hand During ArabPlast 2013

APT will be hosting polymer experts from Mitsui Chemical Europe, Eval Europe and Indofil along with its own in-house experts during ArabPlast. APT is exhibiting in Hall 8 at ArabPlast 2013, which starts on 7th January 2013.

Advanced Polymer Trading FZC (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber and plastics, is pleased to announce that its own in-house polymer engineers will be joined by other polymer experts from Mitsui Chemical Europe, Eval Europe and Indofil when it exhibits at the 11th International Arab Plastics and Rubber Industry trade show and conference.

Joining APT, on stand 8C03 in Hall 8, will be leading industry experts in polymer engineering, polymer characterization, polymer deformulation and polymeric resin development. They will be available to answer technical questions throughout the whole event which runs from 7th January to 10th January 2013.

It is predicted that GCC production of polyethylene and polypropylene resins will rise to 31 million tonnes by 2015. To reflect this, APT will be exhibiting a range of products from Mitsui Chemical including EPDM, TAFMER, Milastomer and Admer. It will also show Eval from Eval Europe and PVC impact modifiers and processing aids from Indofil.

This trade show allows us to demonstrate our core competencies,” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “APT will be there in force with technical experts ready to help our customers and partners find the right solutions for their polymer related problems.

As well as raw petrochemical materials, APT will also be exhibiting additives such as plastic masterbatch and related additives; Chloroprene Rubber (CR) and Acrylic Rubber (ER); and a number of engineering plastics.

The 2013 show, which will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center in Dubai, UAE, is expected to be the biggest event so far in ArabPlast’s history. With the GCC set to become the number one source of petrochemicals and plastics products in the world, ArabPlast 2013 is an essential international plastics trade fair for APT.

Advanced Polymer Trading to Exhibit at ArabPlast 2013 in Dubai

APT will exhibit at ArabPlast 2013, which starts on 7th January 2013. With the GCC set to become the number one source of petrochemicals and plastics products in the world, ArabPlast is one of the essential international plastics trade fairs. APT will be in Hall 8 at stand 8C03.arab-plast

Advanced Polymer Trading FZC (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber and plastics, is pleased to announce that it will be an exhibitor at the 11th International Arab Plastics and Rubber Industry trade show and conference.

The event, which runs from 7th January to 10th January 2013, will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center in Dubai, UAE. The UAE is a strategically important choice of location for the trade show as the Gulf States are set to become the number one source of petrochemicals and plastics products in the world.

It is forecast that GCC production of polyethylene and polypropylene resins will rise to 31 million tonnes by 2015. With this in mind, APT will be exhibiting a range of products from Mitsui Chemical including EPDM, TAFMER, Milastomer and Admer. It will also show Eval from Eval Europe, CR and ER from DENKA and a number of engineering plastics from Arel.

With the GCC plastics industry growing at 20% per year, this event is of key importance for APT.” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “This is an excellent venue for APT to promote the full range of plastics and petrochemicals that we supply.

As well as raw petrochemical materials, APT will also be exhibiting additives such as plastic masterbatch and related additives from Aksoy Plastic and PVC impact modifier and processing aids from Indofil.

It is expected that the 2013 show will be the biggest event so far in ArabPlast’s history. APT are confident that the show will boost business. In previous years nearly half of all exhibitors reported that they signed lucrative deals during the show.

Advanced Polymer Trading Increases Its Research and Development Budget by 40%

APT increases its R&D budget for 2011 by 40%. The extra resources will be used for the market development of products like TAFMER, ADMER, EVAL and MILASTOMER.

Advanced Polymer Trading (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber, plastics and petrochemicals, has announced a 40% increase in its research and development budget for 2011.

The increased budget will be used for the market development of Mitsui Chemicals’ TAFMER, a polyolefin that enhances impact strength and flexibility, Mitsui Chemicals’ ADMER adhesive resin, a functionally modified polyolefin that serves as a tie layer in multilayer applications such as films, pipes, tanks or as a coupling agent, and EVAL Europe’s EVOH polymers which are particularly suited for food, medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agricultural & industrial packaging and automotive applications.

“We are very pleased to be able to increase our R&D budget this year” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “We are very proud of our R&D department and the extra resources will be used to expand our market presence by offering technical solutions and giving our customers a competitive edge.”

APT’s Research and Development department runs the “APT Lab” which offers one of the best facilities for plastic and polymer R&D within the Middle East. With Ph.D. polymer chemists and a team of well trained scientists, APT is able to provide its clients with expert solutions.

APT Starts New Promotion Drive for ADMER Pipe Coating Solutions

Advanced Polymer Trading FZC recently entered into a broad sales and distribution agreement with Mitsui Chemicals Europe to market Mitsui’s ADMER adhesive resin. As a result of that agreement APT have started a new campaign to promote ADMER as a steel pipe coating solution.

Advanced Polymer Trading (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber, plastics and petrochemicals, has launched a new campaign to promote ADMER as a steel pipe coating solution. ADMER coated on steel pipes protects them from corrosion and weathering and so assures a long operating life time.

Earlier this year APT entered into an agreement with Mitsui Chemicals Europe to market, sell and distribute Mitsui’s adhesive resin ADMER. ADMER adhesive resin is a functionally modified polyolefin that serves as a tie layer in multilayer applications including steel pipes.

ADMER can be used to coat steel pipes using a three layer PE process (3LPE) or a three layer PP process (3LPP). For 3LPE coating the epoxy primer is applied onto the preheated steel pipe to provide an oxygen barrier. Next ADMER PE adhesive is applied to create a strong bond between the epoxy layer and the top coat PE which is applied to provide mechanical protection. The structure of 3LPP coatings corresponds to that of 3LPE, combining an epoxy primer, a PP top coat and a PP adhesive.

The polypropylene (PP) coating is particularly suitable for applications where high service temperature and excellent mechanical protection are mandatory. For both types of coatings ADMER is compatible with any kind of commercially available epoxy primers and polyethylene/ polypropylene top coats.

“Using ADMER in three layer PE coatings for pipelines has been possible since the 1980’s, now after three decades it is a popular solution” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “And it is increasingly replacing single layer fusion bonded epoxy coatings.”

As a tie resin, ADMER can be used in many different applications and with many different materials including Polyamide (PA), EVOH, Polystyrene (PS), Polyester (PET, PETG), Polycarbonate (PC), Polyolefins (PP, PE) and of course epoxy.

APT and Mitsui Chemicals Europe Forge New Partnership to Promote ADMER Tie Layer Resin

Advanced Polymer Trading FZC has joined forces with Mitsui Chemicals to market, sell and distribute Mitsui’s new adhesive resin ADMER.

Advanced Polymer Trading (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber, plastics and petrochemicals, has entered into an agreement with Mitsui Chemicals Europe to market, sell and distribute Mitsui’s new adhesive resin ADMER. ADMER adhesive resin is a functionally modified polyolefin that serves as a tie layer in multilayer applications such as films, tubes, bottles, sheets, pipes, tanks or as coupling agent in various composites.

Mitsui Chemicals Europe, which is part of its parent Mitsui Chemicals Group, serves the European, Middle East and African markets and perfectly fits the sectors and markets targeted by APT. Its European headquarter is located in Dusseldorf which is home to the biggest Japanese community in Europe.

“We are very pleased and excited to be working with Mitsui Chemicals Europe” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “ADMER is a great product and we are expecting good sales.”

ADMER is a tie layer resin and by thermal reaction adheres to Polyamide (PA), EVOH, Polystyrene (PS), Polyester (PET, PETG), Polycarbonate (PC), Polyolefins (PP, PE) and metals such as steel and aluminium. ADMER provides excellent adhesion durability allowing ADMER and the bonded substrate to be boiled and hot filled. Also as ADMER is based on polyolefins or copolymers, it retains the physical properties of each polyolefin or copolymer including mechanical strength, heat resistance, chemical resistance and recyclability.

To kick-off the agreement Mitsui Chemicals Europe recently joined APT at ArabPlast 2011 and provided pre-sales support and technical advice on ADMER.