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Biesterfeld Group acquires GME Chemicals and expands its presence in Asia

Joint venture with majority stake / Full acquisition in 2026 The Biesterfeld Group, Hamburg, has established a joint venture by acquiring a majority stake in Singapore-based GME Chemicals. The closing was now completed. A complete takeover of the remaining shares will take place in five years, according to the contract. By acquiring a stake in GME Chemicals, one of the leading distributors of specialty chemicals and polymers…


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Biesterfeld Plastic: distribution of sustainable new DuPont™ Delrin® Renewable Attributed products

Global innovation leader with technology-based materials DuPont is expanding its well-known Delrin® product family with the addition of new, sustainable types under the name Delrin® Renewable Attributed. Long-standing distribution partner Biesterfeld Plastic will distribute the products in large areas of the EMEA region and Brazil. The base polymer in the new Delrin® Renewable Attributed products is based on 100%…


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Sergej Lazovic appointed Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of Europe's leading distributors of specialty chemicals, has appointed Sergej Lazovic as Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH alongside Peter Wilkes with effect from 1 October 2021. Together, the two Managing Directors will be responsible for the ongoing strategic development of the Biesterfeld subsidiary's global business. Sergej Lazovic joined the Biesterfeld Group in 2016 as…


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Biesterfeld Spezialchemie: Magnus Lagerqvist is appointed the new Managing Director of Swedish subsidiary ABIC Kemi AB

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of Europe's leading distributors of specialty chemicals, has appointed Magnus Lagerqvist as the new Managing Director of Scandinavian subsidiary ABIC Kemi AB. With effect from October 2021, Lagerqvist will succeed Nicklas Johnson, who is leaving the company after a successful 14 years for reasons of personal reorientation. Magnus Lagerqvist has a technical degree with a specialisation in…


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Biesterfeld Group buys back all shares following successful partnership with HANNOVER Finanz

The Biesterfeld Group has repurchased the 28.6% of shares held by HANNOVER Finanz at the end of a successful nearly 11-year partnership. All shares in the plastics and chemicals distributor are now once again wholly owned by the Biesterfeld family. Together, the owning family and the financial investor have overseen the international growth of the group with great success over the last several years.  HANNOVER Finanz acquired…


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Biesterfeld and CHT conclude pan-European distribution agreement on silicones for the personal care segment

With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is to distribute silicones from specialist manufacturer CHT for the personal care segment. The distribution agreement for high-performance silicone solutions applies to central Europe, including Russia and Turkey. The extensive and innovative silicone portfolio, known under the trade name CHT-BeauSil®, offers solutions designed to be used in all cosmetics applications. These…


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Biesterfeld supports AMI Polymer Sourcing & Distribution Conference once again

From 4-6 October 2021 the AMI Polymer Sourcing & Distribution Conference will take place in Hamburg, Germany. Through this event, AMI – the leading events organiser in the plastics industry – is bringing together the industry's entire supply chain for the 15th time. Biesterfeld Plastic has been the headline sponsor for the conference since 2007, a role it is reprising again this year. The three-day event allows the global…


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INZEA® PLA: bio-based plastic performs well in processing test

At its Customer Center in Lossburg, Germany, ARBURG regularly carries out processing tests on bio-based plastics, including the INZEA® product family distributed by Biesterfeld. The world-leading manufacturer of injection moulding machines found that the compostable PLA biopolymer compound can be used to produce high-quality parts with high process reliability and without the need for additional machine equipment. This makes…


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Biesterfeld receives further distribution rights for organic fluorinated intermediates from Solvay Fluor

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is expanding its partnership with Belgian manufacturer Solvay Fluor for organic fluorinated intermediates. With immediate effect, the distribution rights for the CF3 product portfolio will be extended to include Trifluoroacetic acid ethyl ester (TFAEt), Trifluoroacetic acid methyl ester (TFAMe) and Trifluoroacetone (TFK). An agreement has been in place for a year for drums of Trifluoroethanol (TFE),…


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Biesterfeld Plastic: Steen Jensen appointed as General Manager of Biesterfeld Nordic AB

Plastics and additives distributor Biesterfeld Plastic has appointed Steen Jensen as the new General Manager of Scandinavian subsidiary Biesterfeld Nordic AB. In September 2021 Steen Jensen will succeed Eric Lundén, who is moving on from the company after six successful years. Steen Jensen holds a degree in chemical engineering and an executive MBA from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He has over 20 years'…


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