MOSCOW (MRC) -- Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and speciality materials company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic agreement with the polymer distributor, Ravago, said the company.
Effective on 1 Jan 2023, Ravago is appointed as Celanese's exclusive distributor for its Santoprene and Geolast TPV portfolio in North American countries including the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
Ravago is currently accepting orders for the Santoprene and Geolast TPV portfolio with fulfilment beginning on 1 Jan 2023. Orders can be placed through one of three Ravago Channels: Amco Polymers, Channel Prime Alliance and Entec Polymers. Any immediate material needs should still be ordered through your current distributor through 31 Dec 2022, and the distribution of Celanese Santoprene medical products remains with Avient Distribution as an exclusive partner.
We remind, Ravago has acquired UK recyclers Venture Polymers and Aurora Manufacturing for an undisclosed sum.
Cheshire-based Venture and Lancashire-based Aurora produce reprocessed PP and HDPE, with a joint 20,000 tonne capacity. Ravago said it intends to grow its operations further in the UK.
As MRC reported earlier, Ravago Group has carried out routine maintenance at its expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant in Schkopau, Germany. Thus, the turnaround at this plant with a capacity of 70,000/tonnes of EPS per year began on April 20, 2021, and was completed on April 28. Thus, the maintenance works at this plant lasted for one week.
Ravago represents more than 6.6 million metric tons of annual polymer sales, serving more than 50,000 active customers through more than 325 locations across more than 55 countries worldwide. Ravago's production capability consists of more than 45 manufacturing facilities, 19 of which are recycling and compounding plants in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa with a combined annual capacity of more than 775,000 metric tons; 13 of which are production plants in Europe that offer finished product solutions for the building sector; and seven of which are chemicals plants and 6 are application laboratories for its chemicals business.