SILASTIC™ Mouldable Optical Silicones: Biesterfeld and Dow expand their strategic partnership

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and long-term partner Dow have extended their strategic partnership. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld will distribute the well-known mouldable optical silicone product range SILASTIC™, serving the industrial, retail and consumer lighting industries. The distribution area includes the DACH region as well as Northern and Eastern Europe.

The innovative product portfolio allows LED lighting to be manufactured without the limitations of traditional materials such as plastics or glass. For example, SILASTIC™ Moldable Optical Silicones provide the design freedom to create the newest and brightest LED lighting solutions. The products offer high flexibility even in complex shapes and geometries as well as outstanding physical properties. This includes high resistance against heat, humidity, and UV exposure. The excellent properties guarantee non-yellowing. The products also comply with industry regulations and are automotive (e.g. AMECA) and UL (UL 94, UL 746A, UL 746C(f1)(f8)) approved.

“We are pleased about the strategic expansion of our partnership with Dow for moldable optical silicones,” comments Frank Geerdsen, Market Manager Electronics at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. “The outstanding properties of SILASTIC™ Moldable Optical Silicones will help our customers to create LED lighting systems with unprecedented freedom of design.” Marie Lührs, Product Manager, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber, adds: “This very nicely complements the LSR portfolio we offer to rubber fabricators in Europe. It is the perfect example of Biesterfeld’s capability to get involved all along the supply chain for LED lighting applications.”

“Over the years, we have developed a highly successful partnership with Biesterfeld and we are confident that we will be just as successful with this product group as well,” adds Tobias Kleinmann, Senior Sales Leader, Dow Consumer Solutions. “We see a huge growth potential for our product range, not least because of Biesterfeld’s long-term experience in this market, application-specific consulting and excellent logistics.”

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