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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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Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with First Quality Chemicals, a speciality chemicals distributor in Mexico, for the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets.

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Azelis has a new partnership with Ocsial, the world’s largest single-wall carbon nanotube manufacturer. Under the agreement Azelis distributes Ocsial’s Tuball range in France and the UK. Tuball single-wall carbon nanotubes can be used to achieve non-black antistatic and conductive applications.

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Parsippany-based US distributor Conventus Polymers has established a Chinese subsidiary, Shanghai Conventus Polymers New Materials Co., Ltd.

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Songwon has announced a number of new distribution agreements with several companies in Europe as well as Canada. Bodo Möller Chemie Benelux N.V. has been supplying customers in Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands since 1 January 2020, and Bodo Möller Chemie UK Ltd took on responsibility in the UK and Ireland on 1 May 2020.

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RadiciGroup has announced a reorganisation of its sales network in Germany and has appointed B. Bigler AG as the distributor for the German market for a wide product range including the Heraflex TPE portfolio. Bigler, based in Zug, CH, and part of Dolder Group, has a sales net and logistics hub in Weiterstadt.

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Biesterfeld announced that it is expanding its long-term partnership with South Korean manufacturer Songwon. Building on the partners' successful collaboration in the distribution of stabilisers, UV protection agents and UV initiators for plastics and coatings, the portfolio will now be expanded to include the new functional monomers product group. Biesterfeld will be responsible for the European distribution of approximately 20 new products consisting of bisphenol-based monomers and monomers based on diacid anhydrides and dicyclopentadiene-phenol adducts (DCPD) for the production and modification of bonding agents.

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Biesterfeld Plastic and DuPont are continuing the expansion of their strategic cooperation. Thanks to an extended agreement, Biesterfeld Rus LLC has taken over responsibility for selling DuPont’s  Hytrel, Zytel, Minlon, Crastin, Rynite, Bexloy and Delrin thermoplastic plastics in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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The Jordan Company has completed the acquisition of Polymer Solutions Group’s Polymer Additives division from Arsenal Capital Partners. PSG is a provider of homogenising agents, process aids, dispersions, and release agents for the rubber, plastic, and engineered wood industries globally. Among the products in PSG’s portfolio are SureMix Performance Process Aids for silica rubber compounding. PSG’s Functional Materials Division will remain with Arsenal. PSG’s Polymer Additives division is headquartered in Cleveland, OH, USA.

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Biesterfeld Spezialchemie has acquired the Norwegian distribution company Lindberg & Lund Group with its headquarters in Vestby/Oslo. It focuses on the technical distribution of raw materials and formulated products from areas such as adhesives, composites, electronics, oil/gas, and lubricants. The company, which is managed by its owners, was founded in 1984 and has branches in Sweden and Finland. Lindberg & Lund employs a total of 50 people in application technology, sales, administration and warehousing.

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The Nordmann headquarters in Hamburg, Germany (Source: Nordmann)

The NRC Group announced that it is now operating under the uniform brand name Nordmann. According to the company, this step is part of a holistic strategy that the distributor of chemical and natural raw materials as well as speciality chemicals has taken up in response to changes in the global market.

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