Company

Baritec Oy is a privately owned chemical distributor and agent of plastics, plastic additives and specialty chemicals for the flexible packaging and plastic industries. Our target is to provide our customers and principals with sustainable competitive advantage through our market intelligence, product expertise, applications skills and logistics know-how. Our aim is to find efficient and innovative solutions in a close co-operation with our customers and principals to meet the ever changing market challenges and needs.

Leif Schauman, who worked in the plastic raw material business since mid seventies, founded Baritec Oy back in 1994 for the marketing and sales of EVOH and tie-layer resins. Both product groups are vital cornerstones for Baritec Oy’s success still today.

Antti Puotila, the main owner, joined the company in the beginning of 2006. He has over 30 years of experience in various positions of business management and in the sales and marketing of chemicals and plastic raw materials.

Kristian Wirkola joined the company as a partner in 2011 and is in charge of technical sales. Kristian has got long experience in sales and technical service in various fields of specialty and commodity plastics. His market knowledge combined with his technical expertise and application know how will help us to better understand our customers needs and find the best solution for them.

Ari Halmi will strengthen the Baritec Team as a Sales Manager from March 2017 onwards. Ari will bring to us his expertise of the multiple market segments of the plastics industrythrough his education and earlier Production, ADTS and Sales duties at some of the major polyolefin producers. His technical background and long experience are a great asset in understanding and serving the customers at every application area. He will be responsible for our sales and technical support to the polyolefin and additive masterbatch market.

Jessica Malmberg, is joining the team in technical sales from February 2019. Jessica is newly graduated with a master’s degree in chemical engineering with a focus on polymer technology. She has previous experience from summer jobs in the fields of quality control of extrusion coated paper, injection moulding and flexo-printing.

In addition to EVOH and tie-layer resins, our today’s product range covers PA-6, LDPE, HDPE, LLDPE, mLLDPE and PP, including medical grades and ethylene butyl acrylate copolymers, as well as plastic additives and colour masterbatches. Our product offering yields also converting materials like PU based laminating adhesives, extrusion primers, gloss packaging varnishes, heat seal coatings, as well as uv-lacquers and barrier coatings.

Baritec Oy is active in Finland and in the Baltic countries i.E. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Baritec Oy has got offices in the southwestern district of Helsinki about 10 minutes away from the city center with good access to ring roads and motorways to all directions. Our warehouses are located in Mäntyluoto, Kotka and Riihimäki.

For our increasing sales in the Baltic countries we have opened a warehouse also in Riga to guarantee fast service not only in Latvia, but also in Estonia and Lithuania.