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Poly Dist

Our History

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.



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