Resin Trade was founded by Richard Bradwell in January 1993, having formerly established Plastribution in 1979.
Richard trained in the laboratory of Pirelli for 5 years from 1968, before joining the nylon sales department of BIP in 1973 and was then appointed UK Sales Manager at Albis (UK) in 1976.
OUR COMPANY MILESTONES!
1997 - UK & Ireland distributor for Equate, establishing bulk handling facilities for Equate products at London Thamesport in 2005
2006 - RAI Dubai acquires 50% of Resin Trade.
2008 - Purchased new office building in Burton on Trent
2010 - Appointed official distributor for UK & Ireland by Braskem, following over 20 years experience purchasing from Brazilian companies
2012 - Appointed distributors for UK, Ireland and Spain for Cromex Brasil
2012 - Resin Trade becomes a member of the British Plastics Federation
2013 - Celebrated our 20th anniversary
2013 - Appointed distributor for UK & Ireland for CCP Spain, CaCO3 compounds
2013 - Appointed UK & Ireland distributor for Novapet technical PET grades
2014 - Appointed distributor for UK & Ireland for Braskem Green PE
2014 - Appointed distributor for Grupo Repol
2015 – Resin Trade rebrand to become Polydist and open Benelux office as part of further expansion into Europe
2015 - Appointed distributor for SABIC
2016 - Appointed distributor for QCP
2016 - We attend the K-SHOW as Polydist Europe, for the first time!
2017 - Renewal of ISO accreditation.
2017 - We exhibit at INTERPLAS for the first time as Polydist, not Resin Trade!
2018 - We sign new contract with SABIC
2018 - We introduce SABIC SPECIALTY products
2018 - OUR 25th ANNIVERSARY!
2019 - We exhibit at the SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING show
2019 - We appoint DAVID BATCHELOR as our new CEO
2019 - We exhibit at the NORTHERN MANUFACTURING show
2019 - We announce closer relationship with RADICI