The chemical manufacturer Birch Chemicals has announced that Behn Meyer Europe GmbH will distribute its Innovox calcium oxide and Innovoh calcium hydroxide products in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The expansion will see Europe’s core markets gain greater access to Innovox calcium oxide, a pioneering desiccant used in a wide variety of rubber products, along with Innovoh calcium hydroxide, which can be used as an activator in FKM blends.
Birch Chemicals’ global reputation is supported by an integrated supply chain that delivers calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide with higher purity, higher surface area and powerful performance. Meanwhile, Birch Chemicals’ partner Behn Meyer is well-known as a speciality chemical supplier to the rubber and plastics industries, with a network covering over 30 countries worldwide. With a successful ongoing collaboration in Southeast Asia already, the two companies now plan to meet demand by expanding their partnership to Europe’s core markets.
Thanks to Innovox’s rapid desiccant action, the porosity caused by moisture contained in fillers such as calcium carbonate, polymers, plasticizers or carbon blacks is prevented on finished products. It is proven that rubber compounds perform more effectively and consistently with Innovox giving improved quality, reduced scrap levels and lower desiccant addition rates.
“Behn Meyer believes in shaping solutions for the future, and our commitment to leading innovation and partnership in the industry is why we're delighted to be expanding our partnership with Birch Chemicals," said Joachim Bertrand, Director at Behn Meyer.
"Innovation is at the forefront of everything we do at Birch Chemicals," says Business Development Director Steve Foster. "Compound manufacturers around the world rely on Innovox and Innovoh for high-quality, consistent results, and we're delighted to be making it even easier to deliver that to them.”
Birch Chemicals premium products are available in specially designed weight controlled packaging units, with Innovox in easy-to-use sachets and Innovoh in special protective packaging.
Behn-Meyer at Tire Technology Expo 2020