GENEVA, Switzerland, July 22, 2020 – Biesterfeld Plastic and DuPont Transportation & Industrial (T&I) are proud to celebrate more than 30 years of exclusive collaboration in the field of engineering polymers and high-performance materials. The two companies are looking forward to continuing their successful partnership, which now extends to much of the EMEA region and Brazil.
Engineering polymers are a core element in the product portfolio and will continue to gain in importance in the future. DuPont T&I offers a comprehensive and diversified portfolio of High Performance Nylons which includes the Zytel® HTN portfolio of high-performance polyamides. Solutions enabled by Zytel® HTN range from critical healthcare applications helping to reduce friction and wear in medical devices, to structural components for transportation. In addition, the specially developed Zytel® type RSHTN59G55LWSF BK083 offers an outstanding combination of low warpage and rigidity allowing complex part geometry, especially in the case of critical components. Specific grades of Zytel® based on renewable materials are also available, reinforcing our commitment to renewably-sourced polymers, and which will continue to be a focus for both companies going forward.
"We are constantly faced with changes in the market and new challenges," says Martin Rathke, Product Manager at Biesterfeld Plastic. "Thanks to our close collaboration with DuPont, we are regularly able to offer our customers product innovations for a wide range of applications and can thus always respond to customer-specific requests. Technology-based consulting and project support together with the manufacturer are of central importance to us. Thanks to our many years of flourishing collaboration, we are perfectly positioned in this area.”
"Biesterfeld has been a key partner over the last three decades, supporting DuPont through their understanding of the customers’ every need, helping them find the best solution and providing excellent service to make sure customers get maximum benefit from our products," adds Csaba Holop, Sales Director EMEA, DuPont Transportation & Industrial. "When it comes to our Zytel® family of high-performance polymers, Biesterfeld has demonstrated over the years that their expertise in application development, processing support and industry knowledge helps customers to overcome their toughest challenges.”
About DuPont Transportation & Industrial
DuPont Transportation & Industrial (T&I) delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, aerospace, electronics, healthcare, industrial and consumer markets. DuPont T&I partners with customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. DuPont T&I works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments. For additional information about DuPont Transportation & Industrial, visit the home page.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, health and wellness, food and worker safety. More information can be found at www.dupont.com
About Biesterfeld Plastic
Biesterfeld Plastic is a leading international distributor in the plastics industry with long-term sales partnerships in over 40 countries. Major plastics producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chi Mei and LG Chem rely on the efficient performance offered by Biesterfeld Plastic and have accompanied their growth for many years. Biesterfeld Plastic is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been operating as a trading and service company for more than 114 years. The Group is one of the leading companies in the chemical and plastics distribution sector with around 40 locations worldwide in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. The majority-owned company relies on continued growth in its four business units Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld International.