APT to Market and Distribute a Variety of TPE Compounds from Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co.

Advanced Polymer Trading has entered into a marketing and distribution deal with Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. to sell its range of thermoplastic elastomers.

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 has entered into a marketing and distribution deal with Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. Under the deal, APT will market and distribute a variety of Kraiburg TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers.

Kraiburg TPE, which is headquartered in Waldkraiburg, Germany, is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. The company offers a broad range of compounds for use in the automotive industry, as well as in many consumer sectors.

Its range of TPE products include THERMOLAST®, COPEC®, HIPEX®, and For-Tec E. They can be processed with injection molding or extrusion, and offer many advantages to manufacturers from processing to product design.

“I am so pleased that APT will be working together with Kraiburg TPE.” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “Kraiburg TPE’s range of TPE compounds are first class and have a proven track record in the plastics industry.”

Kraiburg TPE has production sites in Germany, the US, and Malaysia. The new agreement with APT will contribute to the growth and expansion of both companies and opens the way for further collaborations in marketing, distribution, research and development.

Advanced Polymer Trading to Increase R&D Staff and Equipment to Better Serve its Customers

APT is allocating more resources from its 2014 budget to expand its research and development unit. As a result the company will add more staff and extra equipment.

Advanced Polymer Trading, an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber and plastics, has announced a significant increase in the money allocated to its research and development department for 2014.

The increased budget will be used for extra staff and equipment and allow the company to work on more R&D projects. APT works closely with its supply partners on projects which help expand the markets for the various chemical, plastic, rubber and modifier products that it trades.

APT has a proven track record in providing value added services to customers via its expertise in technical sales and R&D. Part of APT’s Research and Development department is the “APT Lab”, a high-tech facility used for plastic and polymer R&D.

“Increasing the R&D budget is an important step for us,” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “We always want to give our customers a competitive edge and the extra resources which are now being applied to the R&D department, will ensure that we are always help to offer the best technical help, advice and expertise to our clients.”

Employing Ph.D. polymer scientists and a team of well trained application engineers and technicians, the APT Lab offers one of the best facilities for plastic and rubber R&D within the Middle East.

Advanced Polymer Trading is to Exhibit at Interpack 2014 to Further Build its International Presence

APT will attend Interpack 2014, one of the world’s most important trade fairs for the packaging sector and related processing industries. The event will be held from the 8th to 14th May 2014. APT will be at stand D63 in Hall 10.

Advanced Polymer Trading, an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber and plastics, will be at Interpack 2014, one of the world’s most important trade fairs for the packaging sector and related processing industries, which will be held from 8 May 2014 to 14 May 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

This year’s Interpack event will take up around 174,000 square metres of floor space and host around 2,700 exhibitors from a range of packaging related industries including food and beverages, confectionery and baked goods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and non-food consumer goods.

The exhibitors will come from over 60 countries around the world and the show visitors will come from even further afield. Such events are a perfect opportunity for APT to strengthen its international ties and build relationships with new customers.

APT has often taken an active role in international trade shows and exhibitions. As an international trading company APT has partners and suppliers all over the world and events like Interpack allow the company to increase its supply network, meet existing partners and create new business opportunities. This year APT will be joined at stand D63 in Hall 10 by representatives of Mitsui Chemical and Kuraray.

“We are very excited about attending Interpack 2014, it is clearly one of the world’s top events for the package industry. ” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “APT specializes in the High Barrier films, often used in food packaging to give products a long shelf life, which makes Interpack a perfect event for us.”

Over the 160,000 visitors to the last Interpack event, over 1,150 were accredited journalists and over 22% of the companies represented employed over 1,000 people. This demonstrates the impact of this event and its importance as a trade event.

Advanced Polymer Trading Adds a Twin Screw Compounder to its R&D Lab

APT has added a co-rotating twin screw extruder / compounder for laboratory applications as part of its plan to upgrade its research and development facility.

Advanced Polymer Trading, an international trading company specializing in the world wide trade of rubber and plastics, is pleased to announce that it has upgraded its research and development laboratory with a co-rotating twin screw extractor / compounder.

The new compounder is designed for use inside APT’s R&D lab and allows APT’s scientists and engineers to blend and test different plastic compounds. The results from these pilot runs can then be used for full scale production.

The machine has an output rate of 20-60 kilograms per hour which is more than sufficient for pilot scale production. Together with its raw material suppliers APT has already started to develop different compounds for a variety of applications.

APT will focus on working with its customers to develop Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) compounds as well as Alpha olefin copolymers for customized applications.

The acquisition of this compounding machine is a part of our continuing strategy to offer the best research and development services to our customers.” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director.

APT’s research and development lab is one of the leading facilities for plastic and polymer research in the Middle East. Using techniques such as laboratory scale extrusion compounding and small scale processing. APT is able to offer its customers comprehensive and precise results.

APT to Distribute Industrial Grades of Denka’s Chloroprene Rubber in the Middle East

Advanced Polymer Trading has entered into a new agreement with Denka to distribute the industrial grades of its Chloroprene Rubber in the Middle East.

Advanced Polymer Trading (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber, rubber additives, plastics and petrochemicals has entered into a new agreement with the Japanese chemical company Denka. Under the terms of the new agreement, APT will distribute industrial grades of Denka’s Chloroprene Rubber (CR) in the Middle East.

Chloroprene rubber is one of the most important types of rubber in use today. Due to its superior characteristics (when compared to natural and other types of synthetic rubber) it is used in a variety of applications including as hoses and belts for the automotive industry, as electric wire, as architectural rubber product, and as a general industrial material.

CR is a versatile material and its characteristic features include high elasticity, resistance to solvents, heat, ozone, low temperature and weather ageing.

Demand for Chloroprene Rubber is increasing in the Middle East as it is in other parts of the world,” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. As a versatile synthetic rubber, CR is used for a wide range of applications including industrial products.

Originally Chloroprene Rubber was used primarily in electric wire and adhesives, however it is now in demand for a whole range of applications including automotive components.

APT to Distribute Alcamizer – Kisuma’s Heat Stabilizer for PVC

Advanced Polymer Trading FZC has started to distribute Kisuma Chemicals’ Alcamizer, a heat stabilizer for PVC.

Advanced Polymer Trading (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber, plastics and petrochemicals, has started to distribute Alcamizer – a hydrotalcite like compound that can be used as a heat stabilizer in heavy metal free PVC processing.

Alcamizer offers manufacturers high heat stability along with high transparency but without deteriorating the insulating characteristics of PVC. It works by trapping hydrochloric acid in the PVC by an ion exchange reaction. Alcamizer is also environmentally safe, as it contains no heavy metals or any sulphides.

Alcamizer is a safe and flexible heat stabilizer and we are very pleased to make it available in our distribution channels” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “As Kisuma is a market leader and global supplier of magnesium hydroxide and synthetic hydrotalcites for plastics applications, its products fit well into the sectors targeted by APT.”

Kisuma has a range of compounds that are used mainly in the engineering plastics and polymer processing industries. Along with its PVC heat stabilisation products, Kisuma compounds can be used for adding flame retardancy to cables and for halogen scavenging in poly propylene and other bulk polymers.

About Kisuma Chemicals BV
Kisuma Chemicals BV is, through the holding company Kisuma Euro BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyowa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Kagawa Japan (Kyowa). Kyowa is renowned world wide for its synthetic hydrotalcites and its flame retardant grade magnesium hydroxide.

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.