Resin distributor Chase Plastic Services Inc. has added specialty engineering resins from Saudi Basic Industries Inc. to its line card.
Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase now will offer Sabic's full line of specialty resins, including Noryl-brand PPO/PPE, Ultem-brand polyetherimide and LNP-brand compounds and copolymers. The partnership covers the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“Chase Plastics' strengths — unparalleled customer service, technical expertise and the breadth of our network — are well-aligned with Sabic's growth ambitions,” Chase President Kevin Chase said in a news release.
He added that his firm's “business pillars of responsiveness, insight, flexibility and dedication are an excellent cultural fit with Sabic.”
Sabic customer fulfillment director Cathie Hess said in the release that Chase will bring added value to Sabic's specialties customers.
Chase Plastics will begin serving Sabic customers in the first quarter of 2019, with a primary focus on initial introductions and orientation to programs in process with select customers. Chase Plastics sales reps also will have access to Sabic's global application design and testing resources.
Nexeo Solutions also distributes Sabic's specialty materials in the same region. Nexeo recently was acquired by Univar Inc., which has said it may seek a buyers for Nexeo's plastics business.
Chase Plastics distributes from 32 distribution centers and warehouses in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The firm offers more than 18,000 grades of material from 35 resin makers and compounders. Kevin Chase and his wife Carole founded the company in 1992.
Sabic — based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with North American headquarters in Houston — ranks as one of the world's largest suppliers of commodity and engineering resins. Sabic employs 34,000 worldwide and posted sales of almost $40 billion in 2017.