Published On: Wed, Nov 21st, 2012

DuPont Performance Polymers extends Biesterfeld Plastic resin-distribution collaboration into Algeria, Marocco, Tunisia and Ukraine

Geneva, October 2012 - Effective September 1st, 2012, for Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and October 1st, 2012, for Ukraine, DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) has reinforced its collaboration with Biesterfeld Plastic by extending its distribution agreement into these four countries.

DuPont Performance Polymers extends Biesterfeld Plastic resin-distribution collaboration

DuPont Performance Polymers extends Biesterfeld Plastic resin-distribution collaboration

This extended collaboration will immediately benefit these markets, as they will be able to exploit local access to the industry-leading portfolio of resins and innovative solutions from DuPont, combined with the service expertise and supply-chain-solutions offered by Biesterfeld Plastic. The new agreement is a natural extension of the two companies’ long-standing partnership that was founded in 1987. It underlines the importance that both companies place on creating robust local supply capabilities coupled with technical expertise in these growing markets.

Rudy van Engen, Commercial and Channel Manager EMEA at DPP, explains: “Our channel partners are a key part of the continuing success and growth of DuPont in both existing and emerging markets. We are delighted that we have been able to extend our collaboration with Biesterfeld Plastic, which will ultimately give our customers local and better access to our products and services. The successful collaboration with our distributor over the last 25 years also shows that channel partnerships really do work and we are confident that we will both grow and strengthen our position in these markets.”

DPP started its relationship with Biesterfeld Plastic in Germany in 1987. Since then it has been extended to include BeNeLux, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, Austria and CEE, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey and now Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Ukraine.
Carsten Harms, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Plastic adds: “Our relationship with DuPont has grown steadily over the last 25 years as we both look to unlock the growth potential of new and established markets. This latest agreement further cements our relationship and brings our combined technological and supply capabilities to an ever increasing group of customers.”

The new agreement includes DuPont™Crastin® PBT, DuPont™Delrin acetal, DuPont™Elvamide®, DuPont™Hytrel® TPC-ET, DuPont™Hytrel® Renewably Sourced , DuPont™Minlon® PA, DuPont™Rynite® PET, DuPont™Sorona®EP, DuPont®Zytel PA, DuPont™Zytel® PLUS, DuPont™Zytel® HTN, and DuPont®Zytel Renewably Sourced.

Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, a 100 % subsidiary company of Biesterfeld AG, is a leading distributor in the European plastics industry with long-standing sales partnerships in a total of 26 countries. Leading polymer producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, Styrolution, BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chevron Phillips, and Chi Mei have trust in the efficient service offered by Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH and have, for many years, shared this growth.

DuPont Performance Polymers is committed to working with customers throughout the world to develop new products, components and systems that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and protect people and the environment. With more than 40 manufacturing, development and research centers throughout the world, DuPont Performance Polymers uses the industry’s broadest portfolio of plastics, elastomers, renewably sourced polymers, filaments and high-performance parts and shapes to deliver cost-effective solutions to customers in aerospace, automotive, consumer, electrical, electronic, industrial, sporting goods and other diversified industries.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.