Launceton, Cornwall-based Gardiner Compounds, Ltd. has been liquidated as a registered company and as a consequence ceased trading as per January 1st, 2021. John Gardiner, founder and director of the company, has retired from the plastics business after 32 successful years of marketing and supplying polycarbonate (PC) compounds and blends based on recycled raw materials.
Gardiner was known for its specified PC/ABS resins targeted at car interiors and marketed throughout the world under the trade name of G-Blend. The compounds are qualified for use in various applications by numerous automotive OEMS. Next to these blends, Gardiner also promoted a small portfolio of PC compounds under the trade name of G-Lex. Like G-Blend, G-Lex, too, is based on 100% recycled raw materials. The resins find application in sectors including E&E, lighting, transportation and heavy industry.
Now, the exclusive rights to these trade names have been acquired by Solid Polymer Solutions, a consultancy headquartered in the Netherlands and owned by Stan Verbraak, who previously served as the technical manager for Gardiner Compounds.
“The basic strength of our portfolios is that our compounds are all based on recycled materials - mechanically recycled, that is - but offer the exact same properties as prime virgin materials, with no compromise on performance,” he stressed, during a brief telephone conversation. He added that all production takes place 'through toll compounding under licence'.
Along with the exclusive trade name rights, Verbraak has also acquired all the associated OEM specifications and marketing agreements.
All sales and distribution services for G-Blend and G-Lex resins will be handled exclusively by Ter Plastics Polymer Group, in Herten (D).