SABIC NAMES AMCO POLYMERS, AS A DISTRIBUTION PARTNER IN NORTH AMERICA
February 26, 2019
Classification: General Business Use
As part of its strategy to foster the additional growth of its Specialties business, and to provide
outstanding service to its customers, SABIC has named Amco Polymers, as a third distribution
partner in North America, providing SABIC customers with specialty engineering thermoplastics and
related services in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Amco Polymers joins Nexeo Solutions, Inc. and Chase Plastic Services, Inc. as authorized
distributors of SABIC’s complete portfolio of specialty materials, including NORYL™ resins
(polyphenylene ether-based materials), ULTEM™ resins (polyetherimide materials), LNP™
compounds and the full range of polycarbonate-based high-performance LEXAN™ copolymers.
“We are delighted to welcome Amco Polymers to the team, as we seek to further expand our ability
to deliver high-performance solutions, along with outstanding service, to our Specialties customers
in North America,” said Cathie Hess, director, Customer Fulfillment, SABIC. “Amco Polymers’
extensive knowledge of specialty plastics, together with their application development expertise,
and a culture focused on delivering ‘peace of mind’ to their customers make Amco Polymers an
excellent fit with SABIC and, most importantly, our customers.”
In addition, Hess noted that Amco Polymers’ strong solution development mindset, coupled with
technical expertise, particularly in industries of focus for SABIC’s Specialties business, were critical
factors in the decision to add Amco Polymers as a distribution partner.
Amco Polymers has represented SABIC’s Petrochemicals business since 2014, and will continue to
provide SABIC’s portfolio of filled polypropylene materials, in addition to now distributing SABIC’s
portfolio of specialty materials.
“We are excited to establish a partnership with SABIC’s Specialties business and promote products
that are the hallmark of our industry,” said Kevin Wettstein, vice president and general manager of
Amco Polymers. “Customers need suppliers who help them innovate and compete. They need
flexibility and reliability to help them navigate ever-changing demands. Amco Polymers is
committed to providing solutions that help to accelerate our customers’ growth and adding SABIC’s
specialties materials to our portfolio further strengthens our ability to do just that.”
Amco Polymers is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and has a network of more than 200 distribution centers and warehouses in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Their representatives will begin serving SABIC customers during Q1 2019, with a primary focus on initial introductions and orientation to programs in progress with select SABIC customers. Amco Polymers representatives will also have access to the full range of SABIC’s global application design and testing resources to support their relationships with SABIC customers.
SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals.
We support our customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end markets such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy.
SABIC recorded a net profit of SR 21.54 billion (US$ 5.74 billion) in 2018. Sales revenues for 2018 totaled SR 169.09 billion (US$ 45 billion). Total assets stood at SR 320.1 billion (US$ 85.4 billion) at the end of 2018.
Production in 2017 stood at 71.2 million metric tons. SABIC has more than 34,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 11,534 global patent filings, and have significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.
The Saudi Arabian government owns 70 percent of SABIC shares with the remaining 30 percent publicly traded on the Saudi stock exchange. For more information, visit www.sabic.com
ABOUT Amco Polymers,
Amco Polymers is an agile, solutions-focused distributor with an extraordinary breadth in resin selection. For more than 60 years, Amco has provided customers with peace of mind by building genuine relationships, providing responsive 24-hour customer service, and delivering with industry-leading logistics. Our comprehensive and diverse line card coupled with our knowledgeable and experienced sales and technical teams allow us to provide customers with solutions optimized around cost and performance. This solution-focused approach has accelerated Amco's growth into major markets such as automotive, packaging, industrial, healthcare, electrical/electronics, and consumer durables. For more information, please visit Amco’s website at www.amcopolymers.com.
As part of its strategy to foster the additional growth of its Specialties business, and to provide outstanding service to its customers, SABIC has named Amco Polymers, LLC as a third distribution partner in North America, providing SABIC customers with specialty engineering thermoplastics and related services in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Amco Polymers joins Nexeo Solutions, Inc. and Chase Plastic Services, Inc. as authorized distributors of SABIC’s complete portfolio of specialty materials, including NORYL™ resins (polyphenylene ether-based materials), ULTEM™ resins (polyetherimide materials), LNP™ compounds and the full range of polycarbonate-based high-performance LEXAN™ copolymers.
SABIC Media Contacts
Specialties Communications, SABIC
M: +1 413-329-9340
T: +1 413-448-2260, ext. 370
Amco Polymers Media Contact