Hamburg, Germany – Biesterfeld is strengthening its collaboration with ExxonMobil Chemical with the distribution of the company’s Vistalon-branded ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber in the UK and Ireland.
The agreement builds on 33 years of collaboration between the two companies, the German distributor said in a 23 July statement.
Biesterfeld currently markets Vistalon EPDM rubber in Germany, Austria, Benelux, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Central Europe, Brazil, the former CIS States and Switzerland.
"By expanding our distribution rights to include the UK and Ireland, we are enhancing our offer of high-performance polymers," said Guy Payne, Managing director, Biesterfeld Petroplas Ltd.
With high resistance to heat and chemicals and high flexibility, EPDM rubber is well-suited for a wide variety of applications including automotive and consumer goods products.
It can be processed using injection and extrusion moulding, and can be calendared into sheets for roofing products.
Due to the combination of its properties, EPDM is also used in interior and exterior gaskets, as well as in cable insulation and flexible hoses.
Depending on the grade, it is available in the form of pellets or bales.