HAMBURG, Germany — Biesterfeld is expanding its long-term partnership in the field of paints and varnishes with specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik. Following the companies' successful cooperation for a selected portfolio in various countries, Biesterfeld will have additional distribution rights. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld is now the exclusive distributor for Evonik’s Coating Additives Business Line (CAD) in Central and Southeastern Europe.

The portfolio includes silica products from the product groups of matting agents, specialty fillers, extenders, silica-based rheology control agents, anti-settling and anti-sagging additives, which are known under the trade names ACEMATT®, AEROSIL®, AERODISP®, AEROXIDE®, SIPERNAT®, SPHERILEX®, ZEOFREE®, ZEOTHIX® and ZEOLEX®.

In addition to silica products, the portfolio is rounded off by liquid additives from the product groups of defoamers, deaerators, slip and flow additives, wetting and dispersing additives, hydrophobing agents, PU thickeners, radiation-curing additives, adhesion resins and promoters and co-binders, which are widely known as TEGO® Additives, TEGO VariPlus, TEGO AddBond, Silicone Resins, Nano Composites, Reactive Modifiers, SURFYNOL®, DYNOL, CARBOWET®, AIRASE® and ZETASPERSE®. The different liquid additives products improve or enhance the mechanical properties of paints and coatings. For instance, the polyester resins from the TEGO AddBond series improve the adhesion of coating and printing ink formulations.

"We're absolutely thrilled about Evonik's confidence in us and the reinforcement of our successful European distribution partnership," said Kathrin Jordan, Market Manager Coatings at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "The expansion of our distribution area allows us to offer a comprehensive customer service and will give customers a competitive advantage due to the outstanding product characteristics."

"As a long-term partner, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie has been at our side for years, successfully supporting the development of our coatings and additives portfolio in the European market. Their in-depth product expertise, reputation and knowledge of the industry are instrumental in assisting us to address the growing demands of our customers," added Robert Styrzyński, Business Director Eastern Europe for Coating Additives at Evonik.

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