Biesterfeld is expanding its long-term partnership with Swiss manufacturer 3A Composites Core Materials. After successfully handling the distribution of AIREX® foams and BALTEK® balsa products in Poland, the partnership has now been extended to Biesterfeld’s subsidiaries Lindberg & Lund AS and ABIC Kemi AB to include the distribution rights for Norway and Sweden.
AIREX® foams and BALTEK® balsa products are high-performing and sustainable core materials made of PET foam and balsa wood. AIREX® foams used in sandwich structures provide strength, stiffness, thermal insulation, and potential weight savings of up to 50 %. BALTEK®, made from balsa wood, is the only structural core material made of a natural, renewable resource. The lightweight core materials from 3A Composites Core Materials offer properties such as maximum impact and compression resistance, high levels of rigidity, great strength and stiffness at lowest weight, excellent fatigue and long-term stability, easy formability, sustainability, and excellent fire and insulating properties. These outstanding characteristics make these core materials the ideal choice for use in sandwich constructions within the marine, aerospace, transport, renewable energy sectors as well as the building and construction industry.
“Further to our excellent working experience with Biesterfeld in Eastern Europe, we decided to start cooperating with Biesterfeld’s subsidiaries in Norway and Sweden. We have found Lindberg & Lund AS and ABIC Kemi AB to be very customer-oriented, technically highly skilled, and well-organized companies,” states Alexander Gassert, Sales Director EMEA Non-Wind, 3A Composites Core Materials. “Together with Lindberg & Lund AS and ABIC Kemi AB, we are looking forward to providing our core materials to customers in the Nordic region searching for optimum performance combined with the best available environmental footprint.”
“With this new partnership, we are reinforcing our portfolio with a leading producer of core materials for a growing composites industry,” says Stig Eines, Market Manager Composite & Tooling, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. “3A Composites Core Materials is the perfect match for our activity and ticks all boxes when it comes to cultural fit, support, innovation, quality, performance, environment, health, and safety. We are very proud to be in a position to market the high-value products from 3A Composites Core Materials under the AIREX® and BALTEK® brands.”
About 3A Composites Core Materials
3A Composites Core Materials is a global organizational unit within the 3A Composites Group, a part of Schweiter Technologies (SIX Swiss Exchange: SWTQ), with operations in Europe, the Americas, China and Papua New Guinea.
Stronger, lighter, greener future
3A Composites Core Materials is a global leader with the broadest portfolio of high-performing and sustainable core materials with main focus on PET foam and balsa wood. We are the pioneers in sandwich technology with more than 75 years of experience.
Since the very beginning our focus has been developing strong and solid, yet lightweight core materials, which allow manufacturing more durable, sustainable and energy-efficient end products for our customers. Our products have also the purpose: to create a stronger, lighter and greener future.
We have innovation deeply planted in our core
Each of our products is a result of profound expertise and advanced thinking of our engineers, working in partnership with our customers and leading experts and research institutes. We shape the industry trends and keep our offer at the cutting edge of technology.
We want to make the industry greener
Our commitment to sustainability is deeply ingrained in all aspects of our business, from developing sustainable products to protecting the natural environment and cultural heritage of the communities we work in.
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Phone: +47 649 755-67