Biesterfeld and US manufacturer Dymax are extending their distribution partnership for light-curing adhesives, casting compounds and conformal coatings, which are primarily used in medical technology, industry and electronics. The products have been distributed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Baltic states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2018. Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria are now to be added to the distribution area with immediate effect.
The portfolio includes the temporary maskants from the SpeedMask® product line, which are characterised by rapid curing under UV light. They are ideal for masking electronic components prior to protective coating or soldering to protect them from damage. They are also used for surface preparation in the aviation industry, metal processing and medical technology (for example in orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments).
The light-curing adhesives in the DualCure® range also form part of the portfolio. Especially suitable for bonding plastics and metals, the products have a dual curing mechanism: the adhesive cures in seconds under UV light and, moreover, offers the possibility of secondary moisture curing for shadow areas.
Dymax Medical Device® Adhesives round off the portfolio of UV-curing adhesives. Specially formulated for disposable medical products, they enable the fixation of needles in syringes, the production of catheters or wearables, which are used, for example, for continuous monitoring of blood glucose levels.
"We're absolutely delighted at Dymax's confidence in us and the reinforcement of our successful European distribution partnership," says Frank Geerdsen, Market Manager Performance Products at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "With the outstanding properties of the industrial adhesives and the high-performance light-curing technology, we can offer our customers tailor-made products and solutions that deliver production and competitive benefits," concludes Dr Anna Geffken, Product Manager Medical Device, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.
Robert Ignatzek, Head of Sales EMEA at Dymax, adds: "The partnership with Biesterfeld has been ambitious from the start, so we are very excited about expanding our collaboration in other European regions. With their considerable experience in the electronics industry, the experts at Biesterfeld guarantee comprehensive customer service and excellent logistics handling."