Biesterfeld to distribute TPU from BASF across large areas of Europe

The plastics distributor Biesterfeld Plastic announced that it has expanded its cooperation with long-standing partner BASF. The company is distributing the thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer Elastollan in central, western and southern Europe now on the basis of an exclusive distribution agreement.

Besides ester and ether TPUs, Biesterfeld Plastic supplies light-resistant aliphatic types and products with various hardnesses from 35 Shore A to 83 Shore D. Due to its good physical properties, such as high resistance to wear, abrasion, and tearing, as well as very good tensile strength, Elastollan is especially well suited to challenging applications in a wide range of industrial sectors. In addition to use in gear knobs, door handles, and liner mats in the automotive industry, it is also processed in the sports and leisure industry, such as in ski boots and sports shoes. In the electrical industry, the product is used in connectors, cables, and sleeves. It also has applications in machine construction as a raw material for gears and transport systems.

“We’re delighted to be able to strengthen our strategic partnership with BASF,” said Claus Berger, Product Manager, Biesterfeld Plastic. “Elastollan is an important component of our portfolio of higher-grade technical TPEs. Our customers value us as a supplier of world-leading brands and product solutions. By distributing BASF’s Elastollan, we are underlining this once more.”

“The product can also be processed in various ways with other polymers from our portfolio, so we offer our customers comprehensive solutions from a single source,” added Dietmar Zinkand, Business Manager Engineering Thermoplastics, Biesterfeld Plastic.

“With Biesterfeld at our side as a strong pan-European distribution partner, we have the best possible starting point to optimally position Elastollan on the European market,” said Carsten Buschmann, Head of Product Management TPU at BASF. “As regards TPU, BASF and Biesterfeld are linked by a partnership that has been going strong for 20 years, which we are consistently and successfully developing with far-ranging Europe-wide distribution rights for Elastollan.”