Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, a leading European distributor of specialty chemicals, has been granted exclusive German distribution rights for the entire product portfolio of French manufacturer Polyprocess SAS with immediate effect. The range mainly consists of polyester products, such as gelcoats, topcoats, fire-resistant systems, tooling systems and modelling pastes. Vinyl ester and epoxy vinyl ester products round off the portfolio. These are used in particular by the transport (bus, truck), marine, and caravan industry. The sanitary sector is also expanding its customer base, representing a growing market segment.
Polyprocess and Biesterfeld have already enjoyed a successful distribution partnership in Eastern Europe, where there is great demand for tooling systems. The German market can now benefit from the expanded partnership. The product range includes GCVN X series, a vinylester gelcoat flexible with a high HDT, Polymold LV 150 RC, a tooling resin with no shrinkage and low styrene emissions, the product CORE L5116 B PR3, a fast-hardening, shrink-resistant polyester modelling paste with low exothermic peak or a full range of gelcoats from the GCIG XMA range, which have a high level of hydrolytic and UV stability and have been awarded the DNV GL certificate for the marine sector. Other products like bonding pastes, color pastes and barrier coats complement the portfolio to comprehensively supply the areas of mould construction systems and high-performance gelcoats.
"Our experience in Eastern Europe has shown us that our customers are looking for alternatives for high-performance gelcoats and tooling systems. We look forward to our cooperation with Polyprocess in Germany which will enable us to cater for individual customer's wishes," explained Dr Johannes Martin, Performance Products Sales Manager at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.
Matthieu Castet, CEO at Polyprocess, adds: "The partnership with Biesterfeld has been ambitious from the start, so we are eagerly looking forward to expanding our collaboration on the German market. We are confident that we have found the right distributor and partner for our product portfolio in Biesterfeld."
POLYPROCESS was established in 2002 and is an independent SME that is present in all sectors related to the composite industry. Know-how, quality, responsiveness, a sense of service, R&D and state-of-the-art facilities, among other factors, make us one of the leading players in France, in the main European countries, also present in North Africa and Asia. Established near Bordeaux, the company has latest generation industrial facilities. We can meet its customers’ specific requirements whatever their size or volume. Our quality assurance inspections are permanent for each product lot, which guarantees reliable production. As a responsible company, we believe that all progress must respect the people participating in it and the environment. To this end, the company not only has a high-performance R&D department but also a rigorous Quality Safety Environment (QSE) department.
Dr Johannes Martin
Telephone: +49 40 32008-402