Rubber and silicone compound specialist Gummiwerk KRAIBURG and Biesterfeld Spezialchemie launch strategic sales and service partnership for KRAIBON® compounding solutions
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG, a leading producer of rubber and silicone compounds and Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, a leading distributer for plastics and chemicals, have entered a strategic sales partnership effective from March 15th, 2023. The partnership is exclusive for the KRAIBON® product family and extends to all of Europe with the exception of Italy and Great Britain, where long-standing independent representatives will continue to serve the market.
KRAIBON® – Elastomers act as perfect enhancement for composites
KRAIBON® is a thin foil made of unvulcanized rubber, developed by Gummiwerk KRAIBURG and employed in automotive, sport and leisure fields as well as many industrial applications. The KRAIBON® product family improves the performance of composites with regard to acoustics, light weight, splinter and impact resistance. Its distinguishing features are excellent adhesion, flexibility and short cycle times in production.
Cooperation in a win-win constellation
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie has identified considerable opportunities in the cooperation and will take over the sales and service operations for KRAIBON®. „KRAIBON® is an ideal addition to our portfolio for advanced composites. Many industries are set to benefit from the technical properties, ranging from sound insulation for laminates, flexible joining of fibre composite materials all the way to optimized splintering behavior“, claims Dr. Johannes Martin, Product Manager with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. Johannes Helldobler, Product Manager for KRAIBON® at Gummiwerk KRAIBURG confirms: “We look forward to a successful long-term sales partnership with Biesterfeld. Our customers will benefit from optimized availability, in-depth technical expertise and experience within the Biesterfeld sales and service network.“
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is a division of the Biesterfeld Group, a leading international distributor across 50 locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. Business operations cover extensive service centered around the distribution of plastics, rubber, specialty chemicals and international trade in the sectors industrial chemicals, pharmaceutical raw materials and salt. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH is a leading international provider of products and solutions in the field of specialty chemicals and the pharmaceutical and food industries. The company stands for technical expertise and support, offering a product portfolio geared to the requirements of such applications as composites and tooling, personal care & cleaning, health care, coatings, adhesives, polyurethanes, construction, food and food supplements, electrical and electronic applications and power. The privately owned corporation is organized in three divisions: Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber and Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. It was founded in 1906 as a trade and service company. Today, a staff force of 1000 generates annual revenues totaling 1400 million EUR (FY 2021).
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading manufacturers of rubber and silicone compounds. Founded in 1947, Gummiwerk KRAIBURG provides tailor-made solutions for current and future requirements. Industry sectors serviced include the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, the printing and paper industry, food, power and water supply as well as specialized applications. Gummiwerk KRAIBURG’s compounds stand out for their consistent high quality, performance and reliability. Partnership and cooperating at eye level is an integral part of corporate culture. Customer focus and the expertise of 400 highly qualified, dedicated staff members combined with in-depth materials know-how form the backbone of the extensive portfolio. Markets served cover Europe, America, Asia-Pacific and Africa.