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Dr Stephan Glander starts as new CEO of Biesterfeld AG

Hamburg, 3 April 2023. Dr Stephan Glander (54), with effect of 1 April 2023, has taken over as CEO of the Biesterfeld Group, one of the leading international distributors of plastics, rubbers and specialty chemicals. On his start as CEO, Dr Stephan Glander says: "I would like to thank the Biesterfeld family, the Supervisory Board, and, above all others, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dirk J. Biesterfeld for their trust and…


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New distribution right for world's first seaweed-based emulsifier

SeaBalance 2000: A seaweed-based cosmetic emulsifier made from upcycled sargassum seaweed. 100% natural and suitable for body and cosmetic applications Distribution rights agreed for the DACH region, Poland and the Baltic States Biesterfeld continues the ongoing expansion of its sustainability portfolio Hamburg, March 23, 2023 - Biesterfeld, one of the world's leading distributors in the field of plastics, rubber and…


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Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Gummiwerk KRAIBURG launch strategic sales and service partnership for KRAIBON® compounding solutions

Hamburg, 15. March 2023 – Biesterfeld, one of the world's leading distribution and service companies in the field of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals, and Gummiwerk KRAIBURG, a leading producer of rubber and silicone compounds, have entered a strategic sales partnership with immediate effect. The partnership is exclusive for the KRAIBON® product family and extends to all of Europe with the exception of Italy and Great…


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Dr Stephan Glander appointed new CEO of Biesterfeld AG

With effect from 1 April 2023, the supervisory board of Biesterfeld AG has appointed Dr Stephan Glander (54) as CEO of the Biesterfeld Group, a leading international distributor of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals. Glander takes over from Thomas Arnold (63), who is retiring after ten years with the family-owned company, including eight years as CEO. Most recently, Stephan Glander served as CEO of BYK, a leading global…


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Distribution of KetaSpire® and AvaSpire® product families from Solvay

International distributor Biesterfeld and science-based company Solvay are expanding their joint portfolio. As of 1 January 2023, Biesterfeld will be responsible for the distribution of the high-performance plastics KetaSpire® and AvaSpire®. The new agreement applies to all of the EMEA region with the exception of Italy. KetaSpire® PEEK and AvaSpire® PAEK are engineering thermoplastics whose notable property is their…


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Peter Eriksson and Magnus Lagerqvist appointed general managers of Biesterfeld Nordic AB

Hamburg 22. December 2022 - The general management of Biesterfeld Nordic AB has been reassigned as of December 1, 2022. Peter Eriksson and Magnus Lagerqvist will jointly assume responsibility for the Scandinavian subsidiary of Biesterfeld Plastic - a business unit of the Biesterfeld Group, a leading international distributor of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals. They succeeded Steen Jensen, who left the company at his…


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Biesterfeld Spezialchemie receives distribution rights for Airtech’s consumables for the composites industry in Germany

Hamburg, 8. October 2022 – Biesterfeld, one of the world's leading distribution and service companies in the field of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals, and Airtech, the largest manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials, are expanding their nearly 20-year distribution partnership. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie has been granted additional distribution rights in Germany that cover…


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Biesterfeld receives distribution rights for polyoctenamer rubber VESTENAMER® by Evonik

Biesterfeld is expanding its partnership with Evonik by taking on the distribution of rubber additive VESTENAMER® with immediate effect. The new agreement applies to all of Europe with the exception of Italy. The properties of trans-polyoctenamer rubber (TOR) make it suitable for use in a wide range of applications, for example rollers, hoses, profiles, seals, drive and conveyor belts, cable sheathing, floor and roof…


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Biesterfeld ties its ABCP program to sustainability criteria

Biesterfeld ties its ABCP program to sustainability criteria The Hamburg-based chemical distributor Biesterfeld is tying its ABCP program to ESG criteria. Since summer 2022, the family-owned company has been refinancing its trade receivables via what is probably Germany’s first sustainably oriented ABCP program. The new financing offer, which is based on Biesterfeld AG’s ESG rating, was developed together with Landesbank…


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Biesterfeld and CHIMEI: Sustainability in focus at the K show

Following a long tradition, the Taiwanese performance materials producer CHIMEI and the international distributor for plastics and additives Biesterfeld Plastic will exhibit together at the K show. This year, the joint appearance from October 19-26 in Düsseldorf will focus in particular on the megatrend of sustainability. CHIMEI will launch a new, sustainable product portfolio at K 2022. This includes CHIMEI’s latest…


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Biesterfeld AG, Eva Switala

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Biesterfeld AG, Melanie Lang

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Biesterfeld AG, Isabel Doß

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