With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is to assume responsibility for the distribution of unsaturated polyester resins (UP resins) from Polish company LERG S.A. Through this cooperation, the distributor is expanding its range for the manufacturing of composite materials for the German market.
Marketed under the trade name Estromal®, the UP resins are suited to a wide range of applications and provide an essential matrix for fibre-reinforced plastics in industries such as boat building, automotive, transport and wind energy. The portfolio comprises standard resins based on orthophthalic and terephthalic acid as well as a variety of resins derived from isophthalic acid/neopentyl glycol (ISO/NPG) and dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) for the manufacturing of high-quality composites. The types of Estromal® available are characterised for example by very good mechanical properties, high heat distortion resistance and short post-curing times.
“With LERG’s outstanding expertise in UP resins and Biesterfeld’s knowledge of composites applications, we are making optimum use of synergies for our customers,” explains Dr. Johannes Martin, who is responsible for Estromal® at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. “We work closely with the development department at LERG and together we deliver solutions to customers’ individual requirements.”
Mariola Szczęch, Sales Director at LERG Company, adds: “LERG S.A. has 80 years’ experience in the production of chemical raw materials and semi-finished products. With its more than 110 years’ distribution experience, Biesterfeld is a perfect partner for us. We are looking forward to successful collaboration with Biesterfeld as one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products and solutions worldwide.”
About Lerg S.A.
LERG S.A. is one of Poland's largest producers of synthetic resins used in various industry sectors - construction, motorisation, furniture and mining. It employs over 500 people. Each year, it sells over 130,000 tons of resins to more than 24 countries around the world, with almost 50 % exported. The company's main offer consists of polyester and novolak resins for wood-based and insulation materials, layered plastics, gel-coats, formalin and also POLFILL brand putty for renovating car bodies.