Biesterfeld further expands partnership with Nouryon

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, a division of the Biesterfeld Group and one of the leading international distributors of products and solutions in specialty chemicals and the pharmaceutical and food industries, is expanding its long-standing and successful partnership with Nouryon. In the pharmaceutical sector, the distributor previously marketed Nouryon's CMC portfolio in the DACH region and Eastern Europe. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie now has Europe-wide distribution rights for the Cekol® product range, with the exception of the UK and Ireland.

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The innovative Cekol® sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) is a bio-based and biodegradable hydrocolloid, making it a preferred sustainable choice. The different qualities and functionalities of CMC can be customized for specific applications such as pharmaceuticals, food and care products or even batteries. Cekol® CMC is a water-soluble polymer derived from wood or cotton cellulose and produced with a purity of at least 99.5%. The product hydrates and dissolves easily in hot and cold water and meets GMO-free requirements due to its production from wood cellulose.

"We are very excited about our long-standing partner Nouryon obtaining the new distribution rights and see it as a clear sign of confidence in the continuity of our successful cooperation. In Central and Eastern Europe, we have already marketed the Cekol product range very successfully in the pharmaceutical and oral care industries, among others. With the new distribution rights, we can now meet the needs of our customers in Western and Southern Europe and offer our partner even greater market access," says Hartmut Zeller, Global Business Director HealthCare, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients. The company offers extensive market knowledge and tailor-made, application-based technical advice across a diverse product portfolio focusing on the requirements of selected industries, including composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, nutraceuticals, and electric, electronic and energy.

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is a division of the Biesterfeld Group, one of the world's leading distribution and service companies in the field of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals. Founded in 1906 in Hamburg, Germany, today the group has more than 1100 employees across 50 locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa and generates an annual revenue of 1.38 billion EUR (FY 2023). The fully family-owned company operates in the business divisions Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld Performance Rubber. 

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