Plastrans constantly challenges the status quo. Not only because we continue to optimize our product portfolio by relying on high quality chemical raw materials, but also by fostering the development of biopolymers.
We have been marketing polymers, compounds, and masterbatches since the year 1991. Today, we are a family-owned corporation that operates as a one-stop shop throughout the world, with strong emphasis on our core region: EMEA. Nonetheless, wherever you contact us from, our experts always pay special attention to your specific needs by identifying the best possible option for you. Collaborating closely with our manufacturing partners and relying on our state-of-the-art warehousing concept enables us to guarantee prompt deliveries even at times of shortage.
Total and Plastrans is a trustable longstanding business relationship; every year throughout these past 20 years is proving the common willingness of moving forward towards new ideas, developments and challenges. Their professionalism and enthusiasm are key contributors of our mutual success in distribution.
Cristina GONZALEZ, Total Petrochemicals
Refining & Chemicals
Sales Manager – Indirect
Nowadays, plastics are among the most disputed raw materials globally, however, their use shall not be foregone. After all, plastics conversion products comprise multiple beneficial traits compared to other materials such as iron, glass, carton, concrete, or steel. Nonetheless, it is our declared aim to raise awareness for protecting our planet’s resources by using them sparingly. Above all, we significantly reduce our fossil-based activities and endorse the global circular economy. This comprehensive approach entails high-end polymers over commodities in order to ensure the best possible functionality and durability of your product, succinctly: quality not quantity.
What if one could make single-use products from a raw material which, in addition to its technically superior properties, also excels in environmental friendliness? The solution to this by far biggest problem of the plastics processing industry has a name: Tapioca. By polymerizing the inedible parts of this root widespread throughout South America, Asia, and Africa, one can produce renewable and biodegradable polymers, thus, heralding a paradigm shift.
Gladly, an increasing number of people globally endorse sustainability and environmental awareness – so do we. As a corporation, we are committed to a brighter future by striving towards a holistically circular economy that is only attainable by defining and exerting clear measures that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
Obstacles can appear anywhere. However, we do not let them become a problem to begin with. By relying on innovative logistics, supply chain solutions and distribution networks, we offer our customers a simple, straightforward project workflow ensuring the receival of the ordered goods in due time. As auxiliary means, we also employ cutting-edge, disruptive technologies such as Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology amidst the advent of the Internet of Things and Value.
Our company is all about its people. Even in times of change, we focus on increasing our employees’ quality of life and also offer flexible working hours for a great work-life balance. Since we are constantly on the lookout for committed new additions to our team, outstanding job applications are always welcome.
Plastics and Innovation
Capacities of bioplastics
According to the European Bioplastics, global capacities of bioplastics in 2019 and 2020 were 1.952 and 2.111 million tons, respectively. This number represents 1% of the plastic industry accounted for 368 million tons of plastics produced in 2019.
February 16, 2021
Business and Law
Commodity markets “to the moon”!
“To the moon”: this slogan is on everyone’s mouth these days! Elon Musk tweets about Bitcoin, China buys every kilo of copper on world markets even though the price has been up more than 100% since the Corona lows, crude oil is on a steady upward trend, food prices are rushing from high to high, other metals are climbing new highs almost weekly, etc…
March 9, 2021
People and Environment
During the past years, we have seen our shopping experience change with one question: what is the best option to carry all of this stuff? The transition from plastic to paper/cotton/PP bags was fast (depending on where in the globe you are) and it comes with the growing concern about doing the best for the environment.
February 16, 2021