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Biesterfeld and SK Chemicals extend their strategic partnership to the cosmetic packaging segment

Biesterfeld Plastic and SK Chemicals are extending their long-term strategic partnership. With effect from 1 August 2020, a new distribution agreement is in force between the partners, which now also includes the distribution of copolyesters from SK Chemicals within the cosmetic packaging market segment. This new agreement means that Biesterfeld now holds the distributions rights for all segments of SK Chemicals’ copolyester…


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Biesterfeld Plastic: Olga Baburina is the new Head of Sales Germany

Distributor Biesterfeld Plastic has appointed Olga Baburina as its new Head of Sales Germany with immediate effect. Biesterfeld Plastic has a decentralised sales structure in Germany with four sites in Hamburg, Cologne, Nuremberg and Speyer. As the new Head of Sales Germany, Olga Baburina will now be responsible for the company's sales team in Germany comprising more than 40 employees. Her office is at the Hamburg site, from…


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Biesterfeld appointed to distribute Ethylene Copolymers from Westlake Chemical® in Europe

Biesterfeld will begin to distribute Specialty Polymers from Westlake Chemical®. With immediate effect, the company will distribute the ELEVATE® EVA, EMAC® / EBAC® and TYMAX® products throughout Europe, including the UK and Ireland. The ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) ELEVATE® is characterized not only by its softness, flexibility and low-temperature toughness, but also by its good stress cracking and UV resistance. The product…


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Biesterfeld and DuPont intensify their strategic partnership in CIS countries

Biesterfeld Plastic and DuPont are continuing the expansion of their strategic cooperation. Thanks to an extended agreement, Biesterfeld Rus LLC will take over responsibility for selling the Zytel®, Minlon®, Crastin®, Rynite®, Hytrel®, Bexloy® and Delrin® thermoplastic plastics in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from 1 December 2019.  Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester-elastomers are ideal for…


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Biesterfeld will distribute ExxonMobil's Santoprene TPV in Switzerland from 2020

ExxonMobil has granted Biesterfeld Plastic extended rights to sell its Santoprene™ TPV (thermoplastic vulcanisate). From 1.1.2020, Biesterfeld will also officially sell the product in Switzerland, meaning that it will then cover all of continental Europe. It also has rights to sell the product in the UK, Brazil and North Africa. Santoprene™ TPV is a thermoplastic rubber consisting of a two-phase polymer of vulcanised EPDM…


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Biesterfeld acquires distribution rights from DuPont for Selar® PA polyamide in the EMEA area and Brazil

Biesterfeld will take over the distribution of DuPont's product Selar® PA 3426R from the 1 October 2019. This new agreement applies to the entire EMEA area and, since June 2019, also for Brazil.  Selar® PA 3426R is an amorphous polyamide. It is highly transparent and is a good barrier against gases, water, solvents and essential oils. The product has excellent physical and optical properties and is extremely…


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Marc van Loon appointed as General Manager of Biesterfeld Plastic Benelux B.V.

Marc van Loon is the new General Manager of Biesterfeld Plastic Benelux B.V. On 1 August 2019, he will take over from Michel Cobelens, who is retiring after more than 24 years in this position.  "Marc van Loon is the ideal person to take over this role. As an internal successor, we are pleased that he will ensure continuity. We owe a great deal of thanks to Michel Cobelens, whose dedication and outstanding efforts have played…


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Biesterfeld Plastic supports the global Operation Clean Sweep® initiative

Biesterfeld Plastic supports the world-wide Operation Clean Sweep® initiative. At the end of January, the Biesterfeld Group's Plastic business division signed up to this undertaking on behalf of all its subsidiaries. "Our ethos as a company is to take on our share of responsibility for people and environment by operating fairly and sustainably. We can protect our environment by using resources in a careful and conscientious…


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Biesterfeld acquires distribution rights for Solvay's sulfone polymers in UK and Ireland

Biesterfeld is strengthening its partnership with Solvay Specialty Polymers. With effect from April 2019, the distributor will handle sales of the sulfone polymers Udel® PSU, Radel® PPSU and Veradel® PESU in the UK and Ireland. “By expanding our distribution rights to include the UK and Ireland, we are enhancing our offer of high-performance polymers from renowned market leaders. Both existing and new customers will benefit…


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Sales partnership extended: Biesterfeld distributes Solvay's sulfone polymers in Switzerland starting in 2019

Biesterfeld Plastic will distribute sulfone polymers, manufactured by Solvay, in Switzerland beginning in January 2019, following the extension of their mutual distribution agreement. The product portfolio includes the Udel® PSU, Radel® PPSU and Veradel® PESU brands. These products has been selling by Biesterfeld in many areas of Europe since 1998.     Udel® PSU (polysulfone) is a tough, rigid, high-strength, transparent…



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