Biesterfeld Enters New Partnership with Spectrum Plastics Group, A DuPont Business

Hamburg, 13 Juni 2024 – Biesterfeld one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredient, is entering into a new partnership with Spectrum Plastics Group, a DuPont Business, a leading manufacturer in the design, development, and production of critical polymer-based medical device components. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld will represent and promote Spectrum’s portfolio of medical device component technologies in the DACH region.

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The partnership includes a wide range of medical component technologies, including extruded medical tubing such as multi-lumen extrusions, catheter technologies like reinforced shafts, steerable and deflectable catheters, balloon catheters, dilators, and sheaths. Spectrum is a full-service, vertically integrated medical device contract manufacturer with manufacturing facilities around the globe, including their Tullamore facility, Ireland,

"We are very excited about this new collaboration. The medical technology market is evolving rapidly, and the demands for high-quality, effective and innovative products are growing daily. With Spectrum Plastics Group, we now have a strong partner by our side whose innovative capabilities, technical expertise and component technologies fit excellently into our broad medical portfolio and can meet the most complex needs. Thanks to the technical and sales expertise of our specialists, we can now offer Spectrum’s solutions to many interested customers throughout the entire DACH region," says Hartmut Zeller, Global Business Director HealthCare, Biesterfeld.

"When choosing our partners, we make sure to collaborate with the best of the best", explains Chris Mortell, Regional Business Manager EMEA, Spectrum Plastics Group. "With its specialized expertise in the medical technology market, excellent sales network and industry-leading quality and regulatory standards, Biesterfeld is one of the most experienced distributors worldwide, and we are very excited to further expand our business in the DACH region with their support."

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients. The company offers extensive market knowledge and tailor-made, application-based technical advice across a diverse product portfolio focusing on the requirements of selected industries, including composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, nutraceuticals, and electric, electronic and energy.

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is a division of the Biesterfeld Group, one of the world's leading distribution and service companies in the field of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals. Founded in 1906 in Hamburg, Germany, today the group has more than 1100 employees across 50 locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa and generates an annual revenue of 1.38 billion EUR (FY 2023). The fully family-owned company operates in the business divisions Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld Performance Rubber.

About Spectrum Plastics Group, a DuPont Business

Spectrum’s history spans more than 60 years of applications expertise including precision extrusion, specialty injection molding, blown film extrusion and conversion, medical balloon fabrication, laser processing, additive manufacturing, and complex assembly of catheters and other devices. Today, Spectrum is a leading full-service partner for the development and manufacturing of critical polymer-based components and finished devices for medical and other demanding applications. With 19 locations and more than one million square feet of manufacturing space in six countries worldwide, Spectrum has the resources to solve customers’ most challenging problems with proven quality, responsiveness, innovation and technical expertise. 

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