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ExxonMobil has granted Biesterfeld Plastic extended rights to sell its Santoprene TPV. From 1 January 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.

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Hamburg-based engineering plastics distributor K.D. Feddersen is now the official distributor in Germany as well as in all major countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe for TPE, TPU materials and bioplastics from Trinseo.

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The Krahn Chemie Group, which is part of the globally operating Otto Krahn Group, has acquired majority stakes in six companies from Jollis AB & Partners, Sweden.

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Azelis announced a new agreement with Synthomer for the distribution of its polymers and additives for paints, primers, coatings, sealers and inks. Effective from February 2021, the agreement covers Poland, Russia and Ukraine. It builds upon a successful distribution partnership between the two companies in these regions for Synthomer’s Functional Solutions. Azelis said the new agreement broadens its product offering into the coatings, construction and adhesives market in Poland, and coatings and adhesives in Russia and Ukraine.

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Biesterfeld Spezialchemie has been granted distribution rights for Italy by Dymax, a leading manufacturer of light-curing adhesives, potting compounds, conformal coatings and curing equipment, with immediate effect. These products, which are primarily used in medical technology, industry and electronics sectors, have been distributed by Biesterfeld in the DACH region, the Baltic countries and parts of eastern Europe since 2018. In 2020 the distribution area was extended to include more eastern European countries such as Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.

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Effective 1 April 2021, Solvay will expand the distribution in the EMEA region (excluding Italy) of its Solef PVDF and Halar ECTFE specialty polymers through Biesterfeld Plastic and Ixef PARA via Albis.

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Huntsman Corporation announced that its Elastomers team has signed an agreement with Lintech International LLC, to distribute its polyurethane-based Daltocast hot cast elastomer systems in the Southern and Western regions of the USA.  Lintech has been distributing Huntsman’s coatings and adhesive systems and components for the past nine years.

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BASF announced that it has chosen BTC Europe GmbH to be the new distributor for aromatic isocyanates and polyols for polyurethane applications in Europe. The collaboration will start on 1 February 2021 and comprises the polyurethane basic products Lupranat, Lupranol and Lupraphen.

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Arburg announced that in January 2021 it has entered into a trade partnership with LSVN Co. Ltd. to expand its injection moulding business in Vietnam. Headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, LSVN has more than 20 years of experience in the field of injection moulding, during which time it has successfully established itself as a distribution partner and service provider for the injection moulding industry.

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On 14 January 2021, Biesterfeld announced that it is expanding its partnership with Denka Company Limited by taking on the distribution of Denka ER acrylate rubbers with immediate effect. The new agreement applies to the whole of Europe (except Spain and Turkey), Russia and Brazil.

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ER-WE-PA Davis-Standard GmbH announced that SIFEM Electronique will serve as Davis-Standard’s sales agent in France. SIFEM has more than 40 years of experience in industrial projects and extrusion applications encompassing film, sheet, pipe and profile, and wire and cable. As Davis-Standard’s representative, they will be responsible for facilitating direct contact with plastic converters and stakeholders throughout France, specifically identifying converting needs and marketing packaging solutions.

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