Mathelin Bay Associates LLC

11939 Manchester Road # 148 , 63131 Saint Louis, MO
USA

Telephone +1 314 630-8384
Fax +1 314 596-4653
info@mathelinbay.com

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  • Hall 5 / C09-1
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K 2016 hall map (Hall 5): stand C09-1

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.077  Polyethylene PE-HD

Polyethylene PE-HD

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.078  Polyethylene PE-LD

Polyethylene PE-LD

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.079  Polyethylene PE-LLD

Polyethylene PE-LLD

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.093  Polypropylene

Polypropylene

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.094  Polystyrene (PS)

Polystyrene (PS)

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.107  Polyvinyl chloride rigid (PVC-U)

Polyvinyl chloride rigid (PVC-U)

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.116  Reclaimed material

Reclaimed material

  • 04  Services for the plastics and rubber industrie
  • 04.06  Science and consulting

Our products

Product category: Science and consulting

Resin Procurement and Additives Consulting

Plastics Supply Chain and Technical Consulting Services

Why Mathelin Bay? Because Raw Materials Trump Everything™

Mathelin Bay Associates LLC, with offices in the United States and Germany, is dedicated to providing expert assistance to small to mid-size plastics processors in the Americas and Europe that are currently buying a broad range of commodity and specialty plastics resins, as well as to larger plastics processors looking to supplement their in-house expertise.

We work 100% in the plastics industry.

Our goal is to help you buy with the confidence that comes from having knowledgeable, objective and experienced procurement professionals available to work with your team. We are hands-on veterans of billion dollar public companies who can help even the smallest plastics processors buy more like the largest firms in the market.

And even though nearly 100% of processors say they buy resins and additives well, we’ve helped over 90% of our clients buy even better .

We know commodity and specialty resins and compounded products. And we know the color concentrate and additive packages that can maximize resin performance and help you to increase recycled materials usage.

We have a unique blend of operational procurement talent and technical expertise that has allowed us to help our clients implement what are sometimes very substantial cost savings beyond the simple price of a resin.

With Mathelin Bay’s assistance you can not only feel more comfortable about where your resin price is compared to the biggest buyers in the market, but you may also discover there are completely new types of resins or compounds that are available to take the place of the ones you are using now—all while potentially increasing your recycled materials usage.

We can supplement your company’s in-house Research and Development efforts to design new products, specify the right materials and reduce margin pressures as your products move through their life cycle. And we can help your company manage industry specific approval processes such as Automotive, Food Grade and UL requirements.

Let Mathelin Bay’s in-depth experience help guide you through the big changes that have transformed the resin buying world, including:

Resin supplier consolidation through buyouts and bankruptcies reducing your purchasing leverage.Reduced or lost price increase protection negatively impacting your ability to pass along price increases to your customers in a timely manner.Resin price increases becoming more frequent and larger, making effective resin procurement a critical everyday task.Increasingly global resin supply and demand and increasingly global oil, natural gas and raw materials flows affecting your business even if your company produces and sells exclusively in North America.

The Mathelin Bay Difference

Mathelin Bay is dedicated to helping resin processors successfully navigate the new and changing world of resin procurement. We don’t sell a “one size fits all” resin buying solution because we understand that every processor’s situation is unique.

All Mathelin Bay procurement professionals have at least ten years of experience at plastics processors or producers.

We have the real world experience to, for example, recognize that almost every processor would prefer to keep their current suppliers at a lower cost. But, we will not shy away from letting you know if we are aware there is a risk of your current resins being discontinued, your current supplier going out of business, or a likelihood that your competition could be buying from a more favorable domestic or international supplier.

Mathelin Bay has no financial interests or arrangements of any kind with any supplier.
You always decide whether you want to accept our advice.
We simply dedicate ourselves to providing you with the information that can help you make informed decisions.

Getting Started

Following an initial resin buying assessment, at absolutely no cost to you, Mathelin Bay will work with you to put together a raw materials solution that is as unique as your business.

And if we can’t save you money, you won’t pay a cent. Period.

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Product category: Science and consulting

Sales Support

Plastics Supply Chain and Technical Consulting Services

Mathelin Bay can support your sales team in two broad ways through New Product Development Assistance and through Resin Markets Education for Sales Professionals.

New Product Development Assistance

There is nothing more frustrating to sales professionals than being given the opportunity to quote on a product but having to say that their company is not familiar with the resin or the compound used to make the product or with the production process.

And if the raw materials and production processes are familiar there is often the challenge of meeting a customer’s aggressive price expectations in order to make the sale.

At Mathelin Bay we can work closely with your Sales, Research & Development or Technical departments to design new products to meet customer needs and help identify and select new or lower cost raw materials that support customer desires for Life Cycle Cost Reductions or Green Products.

Resin Markets Education for Sales Professionals

Mathelin Bay is committed to helping ensure that savings from resin purchases make it to your bottom line—because we know from personal experience that there are few more important challenges that your company faces every day than making sure that the resin and raw materials savings that your company works so hard to achieve don’t just get lost somewhere between a buying plan and your company’s bottom line.

And a sales force that can speak knowledgeably about changing resin prices is particularly important to passing along volatile resin prices to your customers and protecting your company’s bottom line.

As part of our procurement services, Mathelin Bay stands ready to communicate with your key salespeople via teleconference on a regular basis, and at no additional cost, to help them become more knowledgeable of the current resin and raw materials issues that affect their customers—so when you do ask them to pass along a resin price increase to a customer they will have the tools necessary to address customer questions or objections.

You decide whether you want to take advantage of this additional service, but you will always know that Mathelin Bay is there to help your salespeople with topics and issues such as:

The state of current and anticipated resin price increases.Resin and raw materials force majeure and shortage issues.The interaction of energy and resin markets.How to explain the impact of distant events around the world on domestic resin markets to your customers.Short- and longer-term outlooks for specific resin markets.How resins and raw materials hedging strategies can work, and much more.

The Mathelin Bay Difference

If you want us to help support your salespeople you can be assured that Mathelin Bay will assign only senior procurement professionals with extensive experience in the plastics industry.

We will never assign a Mathelin Bay salesperson to work with your salespeople, because we firmly believe that procurement professionals have a unique perspective on the way other procurement professionals, such as those at your customers, may think or react in particular buying situations.

A Mathelin Bay procurement professional can even be available to explore particular resin topics by playing the customer’s role during practice sales calls with your sales people—and, hopefully, helping them to identify potential customer concerns, objections or needs in advance.

Because every Mathelin Bay solution is tailored to your unique requirements—and dedicated to helping ensure that resin savings reach your bottom line.

Getting Started

Following an initial resin buying assessment, at absolutely no cost to you, Mathelin Bay will work with you to put together a raw materials solution that is as unique as your business.

And if we can’t save you money, you won’t pay a cent. Period.

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Product category: Science and consulting

Mergers & Acquisitions (Private Equity)

Plastics Supply Chain and Technical Consulting Services

Mathelin Bay provides expert operational due diligence services to strategic buyers, contemplating mergers with or acquisitions of other plastics processors, to middle market private equity firms and family offices contemplating transactions involving companies that process plastic resins and to investment bankers operating within the plastics industry.

Whether it is quantifying potential raw materials savings at companies your firm may be considering acquiring, vetting target company representations during due diligence, outsourced deal origination services or increasing sustainable EBITDA at a firm you currently own or are prepping for sale, Mathelin Bay can help you identify risks and catalogue opportunities in ways that achieve synergies, maximize your sales price and improve your return on investment.

The Mathelin Bay Difference

We are senior executives from billion dollar public plastics processors who are experienced with and knowledgeable of a wide range of processing technologies and raw materials.
Our plastics industry network facilitates your ability to quickly understand new markets and meet prospective candidates.
Our broad plastics industry expertise saves you the time of having to put together a new team on an ad hoc basis every time you are contemplating a plastics transaction.
Our team’s expertise can be quickly at your service and up to speed in time to meet even the tightest due diligence and exclusivity period deadlines.

Getting Started

For a confidential discussion of any Merger & Acquisition related inquiries, please contact Phillip Karig, Managing Director, directly via phone at:

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About us

Company details

We do not sell plastics resins or additives. But we can help you reduce your company’s total costs for plastics resins and additives.

Mathelin Bay Associates LLC are technical and supply chain consultants specializing 100% in the plastics industry. We work with plastics processors in the Americas and Europe that want to reduce costs for virgin plastics materials and additives and increase their use of recycled materials.

We provide technical assistance for selecting, evaluating and developing new plastics resins and compounds as well as production equipment.  We can assist with achieving Automotive, Food Grade, Medical and other approvals for your products.

We also provide custom plastics markets studies and research for companies and investors looking to enter new polymer or geographic markets, especially European companies looking to expand into the United States.

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