Biesterfeld Polybass S.p.A. is strengthening its long-standing collaboration with industry-leading polymer supplier, ExxonMobil Chemical, by commencing distribution of Vistalon™ ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber in Italy. This reinforces Biesterfeld’s portfolio of high-performance polymers for the Italian market.
Vistalon EPDM rubber exhibits exceptional physical properties and outstanding processing advantages. In addition to good ozone and UV stability, it is highly resistant to chemicals and heat. Demonstrating high flexibility when cold, it has good electrical insulation and excellent compression set. Due to these properties, Vistalon EPDM is ideally suited for a wide variety of applications including automotive and consumer goods products. It can be processed using injection and extrusion molding, and can be calendared into sheets for roofing products. Due to the combination of its properties, Vistalon EPDM is also used in interior and exterior gaskets, as well as in cable insulation and flexible hoses. Depending on the grade, it is available in the form of pellets or bales.
"We are pleased to be expanding our collaboration with ExxonMobil Chemical in Italy," says Claudio Giorio, General Manager, Biesterfeld Polybass S.p.A. "Vistalon EPDM is the perfect addition to our rubber portfolio. The outstanding properties of Vistalon EPDM will provide our customers with competitive advantages, reinforcing our market position within the synthetic rubber industry."
Biesterfeld and ExxonMobil Chemical have collaborated for 33-years. Biesterfeld Performance Rubber currently distributes Vistalon EPDM rubber in Germany, Austria, Benelux, France, Central Europe, Brazil, the former CIS States and Switzerland.