American Polymers Services

A Global Provider of Polymers

Unmatched solutions, capabilities, and polymers expertise

Headquartered in New York city with bulk terminal and packaging locations across the United States, APS provides clients with logistics, technical and commercial solutions with agility and exceptional quality, in long-term or spot contracts.

About us

Marketing, Distribution & Trading

About Us

APS American Polymers Services , Inc (“APS”) is a polymer marketing, distribution and trading company in USA, serving our customers with reliability, competitiveness, transparency and passion.

APS Polymers expertise create added value in a broad variety of plastics applications and segments.

Headquartered in New York City with bulk terminal and packaging locations across United States APS provides door to door logistics, technical and commercial solutions to our customers with agility and exceptional quality. APS supplies its customers with long-term and spot basis contracts.

APS is the American subsidiary of IPS Israel Polymers Services, LTD (“IPS”) with over 25 years acting in the global petrochemical market. APS long term relationships and support from major petrochemical producers affords consistent supply and deliverability to its US customers.


Management Team

Experience, Expertise & Leadership

Management Team

  • Mr. Yair Dar

    Chairman & Cofounder

    Mr. Yair Dar has an extended experience in a wide range of leading management positions. Among others, as Managing Director of Transclal Ltd. (1977-1981) and CEO of CT Chemicals Group (1985-1989), both subsidiaries of Clal Trading Ltd. as Managing Director of Dovrat Shrem & Co Ltd. (1992-1994) and as active Chairman of JCS Sports Ltd (1998-2003).

    In addition to his role as an active Chairman of IPS/ZAF since its inceptions, Mr. Dar is a private entrepreneur who has also served as Director on the Board of Directors of various public companies, traded both at the TASE and at the NASDAQ.


  • Mr. Gustavo Sampaio de Souza

    CEO & Cofounder

    Mr. Sampaio de Souza is an acknowledged professional in the petrochemical industry with global experience in plastics and feedstock markets.  His career includes experience in the producer and trading companies with solid experience in Sales (local and export), Marketing, Procurement, Business Development, Planning and Polymers and Feedstock Trading.

    With over 20 years experience in the industry, in Brazil, Europe, and the USA, Gustavo has a broad global view of the entire petrochemical chain.

  • Mr. Igal (Gali) Zafrir


    Mr. Igal  Zafrir, has a vast and extensive experience in the global Plastics Industry, based on over 35 years of serving in various international trading and management positions in leading International trade and distribution companies, both in Israel and in Europe.

    As from its inceptions in 1992 and 1994 respectively, Mr. Zafrir is serving as ZAF’s and IPS‘s Managing Director and CEO.

Delivering optimal value, by providing product expertise and collaborating with key suppliers

APS operates in the plastic raw material industry with Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene (PE), Polystyrene (PS), Polycarbonate (PC), Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and compounds. APS works with major suppliers providing reliability to our customers. APS Polymers expertise create added value to our customers in a broad variety of plastics applications and segments.


Polypropylene (PP)

  • Homopolymer
  • Copolymer
  • Random copolymer
  • Specialties


Film Sheet Profile Pipe
Homopolymer +  + + +
Copolymer + + +  +
Random  + + +



Blow Injection Inj/Blow
 Homopolymer +  + +
 Copolymer  + +  +
 Random  + +  +



Polyethylene (PE)

  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (HMW PE)
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW PE)


Film Sheet Profile Pipe
LDPE + +  –
LLDPE  + +  –
HMW PE +  +  –  –
HDPE + + +
UHMW PE +  +  +

*RAM extruded and compression


Blow Injection Inj/Blow
LDPE + +
HDPE + + +


*RAM extruded and compression


Polystyrene (PS)

  • General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS)
  • High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

Engineering Plastics & Others

Engineering Plastics & Others

  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)



  • Talc masterbatch
  • Calcium Carbonate masterbatch

We work to understand our client’s needs and objectives and accordingly develop a specific logistic plan

APS and IPS, its parent company, have over 25 years acting globally in the petrochemical business. APS dedicated team and their solution base expertise enable APS to serve its customers at highest level. Work ethic, reliability and dedication bring APS to the forefront of their industry. APS ability to harness purchasing power, build lasting relationships, and deliver market intelligence allows APS to offer unparalleled service. APS works together with its partners to provide a unique value proposition to enhance their value.

Our services include:

Resin Distribution    I    Commercial Solutions    I    Logistics    I    Technical Support

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