LyondellBasell Industries recently announced that the company will concentrate its distribution activities in Italy to Com-Ital and Ultrapolymers, which will serve as the official distributors of the company's polymer products. The range of products offered by both companies will include, among others, the entire range of Moplen, standard polypropylene products as well as Lupolen and Hostalen polyethylene resins. The company said it will also distribute its specialty range including resins used in healthcare, caps and closures and injection stretch blow molding applications. Along with the start up of two world-scale PE plants at Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company (SEPC), a Saudi Arabian based JV of LyondellBasell and local partners, additional polyethylene products will be made available for the Italian market during second quarter of 2009.
Com-Ital, founded in 1971, is a family-owned company that has been a distributor of LyondellBasell and its predecessor since 1977. Due to its extensive knowledge in the Italian distribution market, the company operates as an essential part of LyondellBasell's network in Italy. Ultrapolymers, founded in 2002, began distributing LyondellBasell's resins in 2006, and also provides vital technical assistance to customers.