Monday 3 June 2013


Welcome to Elastochem's latest update of the happenings in our industry.

This month we reveal some very interesting developments with our well known suppliers.

And we also highlight Elastochem's launch into the Random Copolymer PP market with a new supplier to NZ.

Read on...

  • ExxonMobil Successfully Commissions New Singapore Plant
  • Elastochem Launches NATPET Random Copolymer PP
  • A. Schulman Continues To Strategically Realign Its Global Operations

  • ExxonMobil Successfully Commissions New Singapore Plant

    Elastochem is delighted to announce that ExxonMobil has successfully commissioned their new steam cracker at their Singapore Polymer Plant.

    This much anticipated expansion massively increases supply of Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Specialty Elastomers in the AsiaPacific region.

    The World-Scale expansion positions ExxonMobil and Elastochem as key volume suppliers for the brands and grades that you already know well, and will mean further grade development on our doorstep.

    What does this mean for you, our valued customer? Well in short it means that Elastochem will be extremely active in the market with Volume and Competitive Pricing for Existing and New Grades. This can only mean that the NZ plastics market will reap the reward by supporting the industry's leading polymer supplier.

    Elastochem Launches NATPET Random Copolymer PP

    Elastochem is excited to announce a new important offering to our comprehensive product portfolio - NATPET RANDOM COPOLYMER PP.

    The National Petrochemical Industrial Co. NATPET has built a 400,000 MT/Year polypropylene plant in Yanbu Industrial City on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. This Plant is producing a wide range of polypropylene product mix of (Homopolymers, Random & Heterophasic Copolymers) that is suitable for a wide variety of applications. NATPET has acquired state of the art Spheripol process to produce Polypropylene and their RCP features the latest clarifying technology from Milliken.

    Elastochem are launching two grades - 25mfi which will meet the existing market offering, and a 40mfi grade which we believe will deliver to our customers both processing and design improvements.

    Please contact Elastochem on 0800 64 35 35 for technical literature and samples of the above grades.

    A. Schulman Continues To Strategically Realign Its Global Operations

    One of Elastochem's key suppliers, announces to the US Sharemarket their aggressive expansion plans in AsiaPacific while also realigning some current investments.

    A. Schulman is actively seeking acquisition targets to expand their presence in the Colour Masterbatch industry in Asia Pacific, with several purchases to be announced soon.

    This aligns with Elastochem's growth into the NZ Masterbatch industry. Elastochem's current product offering of White, Black and Additives will soon be supplemented by a range of key colours.

    Additionally, A. Schulman announced that it intends to sell its rotational compounding business in Brisbane, Australia.

    A.Schulman has announced that they will begin the process of finding a buyer for the Australian Roto powder manufacturing business. This involves engaging a broker to handle the sale of the business and following a process with the aim to complete the transaction within 12 months. At this point the broker has not been appointed. The aim is to sell the business as a going concern. The business is profitable, but it does not meet the growth KPI's set for the company. Day to day business does not change. ICO are still trading, the lines are still running and our sales team is hungry to service your powder requirements in the usual professional manner.

    In terms of the NZ Roto Industry, Elastochem will seek to work with any new owner of ICO Polymers to continue to represent their products here in NZ.

    Once again thanks for your continued support as Elastochem grows our product portfolio and continue to offer TRUSTED TECHNOLOGIES WITH VALUE.


    Trusted Technologies With Value from:

    • ExxonMobil Chemical Polyethylene
    • ExxonMobil Chemical Polypropylene
    • Santoprene� TPV
    • ICO Polymers Compounds
    • A. Schulman Masterbatch
    • A. Schulman Engineering Plastics
    • Dequest� Phosphonates
    • Solutia Specialty Chemicals
    • Alpha Technologies
    • Welvic PVC
    • Bayshore Industrial Masterbatch
    • Chem-Trend Release Agents
    • PREMIX Group Conductive Polymers
    • DWJ Black Masterbatch

    Quick Links...

    Elastochem Website

    ExxonMobil Chemical

    EXCEED� & ENABLE� Metallocene Technologies


    Specialty Elastomers - VISTAMAXX� & EXACT�

    Alpha Technologies

    Dequest� Phosphonates

    A. Schulman Masterbatch & EP

    ICO Polymers ICORENE� Roto Compounds

    Chem-Trend Release Agents

    PREMIX Group Conductive Plastics

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