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Austral to Distribute Sukano’s Additives for Chilean Packaging Industry

Published on 2018-02-26. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Additives for Packaging    

Sukano has announced that they have reached an agreement with Austral Chemicals to become Sukano’s exclusive distributor in Chile. This partnership took effect on January 1, 2018.

Sustainable Growth in the Chilean Packaging Industry


Partnering with a service-driven, local distributor like Austral complements Sukano’s offering in the Chilean market, and will allow Chilean customers to benefit from Sukano’s expertise in high performance masterbatches in PET and PLA applications.

We are delighted to combine our expertise and top quality products with a respected strategic partner in the plastics Chilean market,” says Mark Fessler, CEO of Sukano Polymers Corporation, who is responsible for Sukano operations in the Americas. “Austral is the perfect match to help us extend our market presence in this valuable and differentiated market in Latin America, ensuring that Chilean PET convertors have access to our extensive portfolio and expertise.”

Austral Chemicals has proven business contacts within the plastic processing and food packaging industries. They also have dedicated personnel with technical background and experience in marketing and selling products to the plastics processing industry, which is aligned to Sukano’s positioning and way of working with customers worldwide.

A recent recycling law in Chile ("Ley de fomento al reciclaje" or “recycling promotion law”) requires packaging companies to encourage waste recovery. To comply, the Chilean packaging industry will need additives to produce containers and bottles made of PET and RPET that look and perform better while preserving nutrition, taste and flavor as well as food safety. This partnership will therefore allow Austral to actively pursue sustainable growth in the Chilean packaging industry.

With Sukano’s state-of-the-art, market reference slip/antiblock additive masterbatch, we intend to set the pace for the PET industry in Chile,” says Christophe Jacob, Associate Director of Austral Chemicals. “Sukano has developed high-performance and sustainable solutions that are uniquely designed to improve product performance and operational efficiencies.

Source: Austral
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