Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Dow are expanding their more than 50-year distribution partnership for performance silicones, which are primarily used in electronics, lighting, household appliances and industrial adhesive applications. The cooperation is already in place in Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Ukraine. With immediate effect, the partnership is now being extended to Hungary.
The product portfolio comprises innovative solutions for silicone encapsulants, silicone conformal coatings, and silicone adhesives and sealants. In addition to SYLGARD™ encapsulants product portfolio, which offer very high protection for electronic components, the main focus is on two products. The silicone-based two-component primerless encapsulant DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant is especially suitable for casting rigid and flexible LED lighting and displays for indoor and outdoor use. It offers primerless adhesion on a wide range of substrates. The latest addition, DOWSIL™ EA-3838 Fast Adhesive, provides very rapid bonding. Within ten minutes, it achieves a tensile shear strength of 0.5 MPa, increasing to 1.0 MPa after 30 minutes. This modern technology significantly reduces cycle times in the household appliance industry.
"We have a long-standing and profitable partnership with Dow and we're excited to be enlarging our distribution area," says Frank Geerdsen, Market Manager Electronics, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "Demand for both functional and effective silicone solutions is enormous, and now we can provide an innovative portfolio in this area to our customers in Hungary, too," adds Jacek Karpinski, Market Manager Adhesives, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.
"Our partnership with Biesterfeld has been highly successful for many years, and Biesterfeld has shown itself to be a strong partner," says Tobias Kleinmann, Regional Sales Manager, Dow Consumer Solutions. "One of Biesterfeld's key strengths is its technical expertise and reputation, especially in Eastern Europe. We're delighted to take the next step forward together and launch an equally profitable partnership in Hungary."
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