Evonik is working with two new partners to distribute the group's high-performance polymers. Since October 1, 2022, TER Chemicals has taken over the distribution of VESTOSINT® polyamide 12 powders across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Effective November 1, 2022, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber GmbH handles the distribution of VESTENAMER® rubber additives in the EMEA region (except Italy). 

“We are very pleased to have TER Chemicals and Biesterfeld Performance Rubber as reliable partners who have intact and flexible supply chains, and a strong customer focus for our high-performance materials. The new partnerships are intended to increase the product availability in relevant industrial markets, such as metal coating, lacquer, and paint formulations, as well as rubber recycling,” says Peter Hannen, Ph.D., head of the Powders and Specialties market segment at Evonik.

TER Chemicals Distribution Group is a global distributor of specialty chemicals with 21 locations and annual sales of €350 million. The product portfolio ranges from additives for various applications, binders, dispersions, and plastics to resins, fillers and pigments. Biesterfeld Performance Rubber is a business unit of the Biesterfeld Group, an international distributor of plastics, rubbers, and specialty chemicals. Biesterfeld employs more than 1,000 employees at over 50 locations worldwide, and generates €1.4 billion (FY 2021) in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. The fully family-owned group includes the business units Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber, and Biesterfeld Specialty Chemicals.

VESTOSINT high-performance powders are used in demanding powder coating applications, as well as in lacquer and paint formulations. They are produced in a special process and are characterized, among other things, by a special morphology. Evonik's PA12 powders are suitable for coating metals or producing fiber composites. The VESTOSINT fine powders are also used as additives to improve the properties of coatings. VESTENAMER rubber additives can solve a number of challenges in the compounding and processing of rubber. It can improve the dynamic properties of vulcanizate and can be used, among other things, to recycle old rubber.

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