ABOUT

We’re a leading producer of gum rosin resin derivatives. Our customers from all over the world trust our products market under the Unik Tack™, Unik Print™, and Unik Gum™ brands.

Our extensive product portfolio offers solutions for most applications, including: Adhesives, Cosmetics, Food + Beverage, Inks, as well as Road Marking.

Using our Resin Knowledge™ we aim to ‘become the industry’s first choice for performance and special gum rosin resin derivatives’.

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AT A GLANCE

Key facts and figures

OUR VALUES

Our values define what we stand for and how our people interact with clients, partners, suppliers, and the wider community.

It all starts with us being knowledgeable in what we do. Our people are respected experts in their field, and we thrive – with customers and partners alike – to enhance our knowledge.

We do think in an agile manner, which means our customers benefit from quick response times and customised offers, both in terms of products or commercial arrangements.

We’re vigorous, part of a group of companies, which means that we are resilient, eager to grow, and aim to make a change in the industries we operate in.

To date and in the future, we want to be a reliable partner for our customers, suppliers, employees, and community alike

We treat everybody fair and square – an indication that we’re interested in long-term relationships with customers, suppliers, partners, and employees alike.

Two of our colleagues explain how they bring alive our values in their daily Life @ United Group.

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Management team
Mendes Ferreira Chief Executive Officer
Mendes Ferreira Chief Executive Officer

Mendes Ferreira, born in 1966, is co-founder of United Resins, S.A. and has been Chief Executive Officer since the company’s inception in 2008. He is also Chief Executive Officer of United Biopolymers, S.A, which he co-founded in 2015. Due to his background, Mendes is responsible for production, research and development, partner relationship management, as well as health and safety. He holds a Masters degree in Industrial Chemistry from Coimbra University. He is married with three children and resides with his family in Coimbra.

Rui Santos Chief Commercial Officer
Rui Santos Chief Commercial Officer

Rui Santos, born in 1973, is the Chief Commercial Officer and co-founder of United Resins, S.A. He is also a co-founder of our sister company United Biopolymers, S.A., where he holds a Non-Executive Director position since 2015. Prior to this he worked for nearly a decade as Commercial Director of Euro-Yser Produtos Quimicos, S.A. He holds a university degree from Universidade Europeia (formerly known as ISLA) in Strategic Organisation and Human Resources Management. Living with him long-term partner and father of two, he resides near Lisbon.

HISTORY

Sep
2008
COMPANY INCEPTION
Mendes Ferreira and Rui Santos, two industry veterans, join forces and United Resins, S.A. was born.
COMPANY INCEPTION
Mendes Ferreira and Rui Santos, two industry veterans, join forces and United Resins, S.A. was born.
Sep
2010
PLANT COMPLETION
In a record breaking time our plant in Figueira da Foz was build and commissioned.
PLANT COMPLETION
In a record breaking time our plant in Figueira da Foz was build and commissioned.
Oct
2010
FIRST PRODUCTION
Operational license granted and first trucks leave the plant with commercial products.
FIRST PRODUCTION
Operational license granted and first trucks leave the plant with commercial products.
Jun
2011
R&D CENTRE OPENED
Inauguration of our state-of-art research and development facility collocated at our plant.
R&D CENTRE OPENED
Inauguration of our state-of-art research and development facility collocated at our plant.
Dec
2014
OUTSTANDING RESULTS
Despite a challenging market, our volumes and revenues have grown for 5 years in a row.
OUTSTANDING RESULTS
Despite a challenging market, our volumes and revenues have grown for 5 years in a row.
Feb
2015
FEB 2015 REORGANISATION
With United Biopolymers, S.A. we got a sister company, and together we’re now part of the United Group – a green chemicals company.
FEB 2015 REORGANISATION
With United Biopolymers, S.A. we got a sister company, and together we’re now part of the United Group – a green chemicals company.
Apr
2016
REBRANDING
With our growth to date and new organisational structure, it was time to update our branding.
REBRANDING
With our growth to date and new organisational structure, it was time to update our branding.

POLICIES

We’re in the accreditation process for ISO certification. In this section you find our most relevant policies. By clicking on the policy name, you can download it.

Available policies for download:

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THE UNITED GROUP

At United Group we’re a green chemicals company. Both our business units produce green chemicals for a sustainable world: One gum rosin resin derivatives, and the other a compatibiliser for starch-based bioplastics.

United Resins S.A., founded in 2008, is a gum rosin resin derivatives developer, producer, and marketer. Its plant in Figueira da Foz is the world’s most modern and efficient plant of its kind. This means that the company is able to produce high quality derivatives at a very competitive price. Its main customers are from the adhesive, ink, and chewing gum markets.

United Resins, S.A.
Parque Industrial e Empresarial
da Figueira da Foz
Praca das Oliveiras, Lote 126
3090-451 Figueira da Foz / Lavos

Phone
+351-233-407030

Email
info@unitedresins.com

VAT number
PT508441978

Board of directors
Mendes Ferreira (CEO) and Rui Santos

Fore more information visit
www.unitedresins.com

United Biopolymers, S.A. was founded in 2015 with the purpose of bringing to market the patented BIOPAR® Technology, which allows the production of a next gen starch-based bioplastics.
Its plant and application centre are located in Figueira da Foz.
Its main markets are flexible packaging – both primary and secondary.


United Biopolymers, S.A.

Parque Industrial e Empresarial
da Figueira da Foz
Praça das Oliveiras, Lote 126
3090-451 Figueira da Foz / Lavos

Phone
+351-300-509-183

Email
info@unitedbiopolymers.com

VAT number
PT 508441978

Board of directors
Mendes Ferreira (CEO), Marc-Henry de Jong, and Rui Santos

For more information visit
www.unitedbiopolymers.com