UK headquartered chemicals company, Scott Bader, has entered into a new partnership with Biesterfeld – Germany’s leading distributor of composites, rubber and specialty chemicals.
The global manufacturer has secured Biesterfeld’s support within two segments – CASE and Performance Products – across several European regions, where the group will take its resins, gelcoats and acrylic dispersions to market. Specifically focusing on Scott Bader’s composite and adhesives range, as well as functional polymers used widely in coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE), Biesterfeld will be working with customers across a number of industrial markets on Scott Bader’s behalf – covering everything from building and construction through to land transportation and pipe relining.
“The alignment between the two companies was clear from the start,” says Scott Bader’s Sales and Marketing Director, Marie Elliot. “As a long-standing, family-owned business with like-minded values the partnership makes perfect sense in terms of their capability and moral commitment. We have every confidence that Biesterfeld can impeccably represent Scott Bader’s interests in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and beyond, and look forward to leveraging their connections on the ground.”
With both companies being operational some 100 years and benefiting from a strong family influence on either side, the partnership was naturally forged. As an employee-owned organisation Scott Bader’s unique structure and charitable arm means that the group has to be especially scrupulous when it comes to building its network. Ensuring that any new arrangements reflect a similar sustainability stance, code of practice and shared values. As part of the Biesterfeld Group, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie offers extensive market knowledge and tailor-made, application-based technical advice across eight business units, including CASE and Performance Products, and is active worldwide.
The Performance Products segment consists of three divisions; Composites & Tooling, Adhesives & Lubricants, as well as Electric, Electronic & Energy. The specialty offerings and tailor-made solutions enhance the performance of industrial and consumer products worldwide, improve production processes and application properties. “We’re thrilled to offer Scott Bader’s exceptional composites portfolio, featuring top-of-the-line polyester resins, gelcoats, and adhesives that are specifically designed for the marine and railway industries, among others,” says Dr. Johannes Martin, Product Manager. “Their unique fire, smoke and toxicity fume (FST) system, Crestafire, for example, sets them apart in the rail industry, providing added safety and reliability to our customers.”
Biesterfeld’s CASE segment offers additives for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers for a broad spectrum of applications and has a specialist sales team represented all over Europe. “We are very excited about the new collaboration with Scott Bader. The products from Scott Bader complement our portfolio very well and allow us even more scope and possibilities”, says Saadet Bozat, Product Manager at Biesterfeld.
On the composites side, Biesterfeld will be responsible for Scott Bader’s premium Crestafire FST resins and Crestapol urethane acrylate resins, as well as its Crystic resins and gelcoats, Crestomer urethane acrylate structural adhesives and Crestafix bonding pastes and will be responsible for the DACH region. In parallel, Biesterfeld’s CASE segment will drive sales of Scott Bader’s Texipol rheology modifiers, Crestacryl solvent acrylic resins, Crestakyd alkyd resins and Texicryl acrylic dispersions and will be responsible for DACH, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal, and the Baltic States.
“We’re pleased to announce the partnership ahead of JEC World in April as we strengthen our presence in core European markets and look forward to speaking with customers, old and new, about the benefits this coalition will bring,” concludes Scott Bader’s Marie Elliot.
Scott Bader is exhibiting at JEC World in Paris 25-27 April on Stand M27 in Hall 6.