Pittsburgh, PA (January 2, 2019) – Effective Jan. 1, 2019 as foreseen under the joint venture agreements, NOVA Chemicals Inc. (“NOVA Chemicals”), a leading supplier of polyethylene products, has assumed most sales and marketing functions in the Americas for Bayport Polymers LLC (“Bayport Polymers”). With the full engagement of NOVA Chemicals’ dedicated account and technical service teams, Bayport Polymers’ customers will now benefit from the exceptional customer experience that NOVA Chemicals is known for in the industry.
John Thayer, senior vice president, polyethylene, NOVA Chemicals, believes the long presence and experience NOVA Chemicals has in North American markets are key advantages in assuming the sales and marketing representative role for Bayport Polymers. “Our polyethylene business has an established sales and marketing infrastructure that can effectively reach the customers and markets Bayport Polymers is targeting, now and into the future,” he explained. “We also serve many of the same markets, so we already have expertise in their customers’ processes and end-use applications. Our sales and marketing teams are excited to build on the tremendous work that Bayport Polymers is doing.”
“NOVA Chemicals is well-regarded for its ability to innovate, solve customer problems and help its customers bring new applications to market,” Diane Chamberlain, president, Bayport Polymers explained. “They have a talented team and the right expertise, and they know how to build on the customer relationships previously established. This arrangement will be a great complement to the work of our own dedicated business and operations teams who produce the polyethylene products NOVA Chemicals’ will be selling.”
Bayport Polymers currently operates a 400 kt polyethylene facility in Pasadena, Texas, which produces a variety of polyethylene products, including Lumicene® metallocene grades, for flexible film and rotational molding applications, blow molding, medical and construction applications, and other end use products.
About NOVA Chemicals
NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned, ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.