09.07.2019 | Biesterfeld Performance Rubber GmbH
Biesterfeld is granted distribution rights for fluoroelastomers (FKM) from Solvay
Biesterfeld is expanding its partnership with Solvay Specialty Polymers and, as of August 2019, is taking on the distribution of fluoroelastomers in Europe (excluding Italy), Russia and Brazil.
FKM polymers of the Tecnoflon® brand are new to the portfolio. They are characterised by excellent chemical resistance to a large number of different media such as fuels, lubricants, oils and solvents. In addition to outstanding thermal resistance at temperatures above 200 °C, they demonstrate a very good long-term sealing effect with, at the same time, a low compression set. Due to its specific properties, Tecnoflon® FKM is commonly used in seals and hoses and is deployed predominantly in the automotive industry. It can be used, to name a few examples, in O-ring seals for fuel lines or injection systems, in shaft seals as well as in fuel or charge air hoses. Thanks to the combination of excellent properties, it is also frequently used in the chemical industry, in aerospace applications and in the oil and gas industry.
"With the new distribution rights, we are expanding our range of high-performance polymers and are adding to our specialist product portfolio. With Tecnoflon® FKM, we are pleased to be able to offer our customers technically refined, high-quality products from market leader Solvay", says Jörn Thomsen, Product Manager Specialty Polymers, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber. "Existing and new customers will benefit from our service and our efficient supply chain solutions."
"The new agreement has now enabled us to expand our many years of successful cooperation with Biesterfeld to the area of rubber products. Thanks to Biesterfeld, we have at our side an experienced and established partner with the expertise to place our products on the market in the best possible way. We are pleased that we can now join forces to drive forward the success of Tecnoflon® FKM", says Mr. Giovanni Biressi, Tecnoflon® FKM & FFKM Global Product Manager, Solvay Specialty Polymers.