Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Johns Manville conclude distribution agreement for thermoplastic composite sheets in Europe and Asia

Hamburg/Wertheim, 24. April 2023 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients, and Johns Manville, a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products, are starting a new collaboration and agreed on distribution rights for Neomera® PA-6 thermoplastic composite sheets for Europe and Asia.

The portfolio comprises of Neomera® OS-6 containing woven fabrics (e.g  glass, carbon, or hybrid) and Neomera® NCF-6, a non-crimp fabric based on glass embedded in a thermoplastic matrix (polyamide-6). Especially industries with fast production cycles, such as the automotive industry, benefit from the unique characteristics of Neomera® PA-6 series, being high strength, high stiffness, and high impact resistance. The whole product range is manufactured in a unique one-step-process and is available in an area weight up to 2500 g/m². The in-situ polymerization of caprolactam leads to a complete impregnation of complex fabrics and a high molecular weight of PA-6.

“The thermoplastic composites industry has recently seen a strong growth. With this new collaboration we can further expand the market for these high-quality products in Europe and Asia. Johns Manville’s new Neomera® portfolio is a perfect fit to our existing range of products and solutions for the advanced composites market. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie represents the modern thermoplastic composites solutions towards a wide range of industries: from general industrial applications, to automotive, to aerospace and space applications,” says Stig Eines, Market Manager Performance Products, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.

“We are looking forward to our partnership with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, a partner with in-depth market knowledge and international distribution know-how,” says Stefan Mohr, Director for Johns Manville’s European business activities. “The properties of Neomera® thermoplastic composites are simply outstanding. We expect them to quickly find their way into many applications over the next few years. We are delighted to take this step together with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.”

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