Biesterfeld is strengthening its long-standing collaboration with industry-leading polymer supplier, ExxonMobil Chemical, by commencing distribution of Vistalon™ ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber in UK and Ireland.
“By expanding our distribution rights to include the UK and Ireland, we are enhancing our offer of high-performance polymers“, says Guy Payne, Managing Director, Biesterfeld Petroplas Ltd. “We are pleased to be strengthening our collaboration with ExxonMobil Chemical. The outstanding properties of Vistalon™ EPDM will provide our customers with competitive advantages, reinforcing our market position within the synthetic rubber industry.”
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.
Biesterfeld and ExxonMobil Chemical have collaborated for 33-years. Biesterfeld Performance Rubber currently distributes Vistalon™ EPDM rubber in Germany, Austria, Benelux, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Central Europe, Brazil, the former CIS States and Switzerland.