Plastribution (Ashby / UK) has secured the exclusive distribution rights for Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company’s (Ethydco, Alexandria / Egypt) HDPE, MDPE and LLDPE range in the UK and Ireland. The UK group said “a comprehensive range of materials will be available soon” – although it remains unclear when the first volumes from the Egyptian plant will arrive. Ethydco itself had announced in February that commercial production and exports would commence in Q2 this year.
Plastribution managing director Mike Boswell said the arrangement “will help provide a secure supply chain for a range of HDPE, MDPE and LLDPE grades, where UK and Irish processors are highly dependent upon imports in order to meet requirements.”
The Egyptian group has already secured other leading distributors to handle its sales across Europe. NCT Holland (Breda / The Netherlands) will market the materials in France and the Benelux region, while MB Barter & Trading (Zug / Switzerland) gained the exclusive marketing rights for Germany and Poland.