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BÜFA to distribute Covestro's Maezio UD tapes

Covestro enters into a distribution agreement granting BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites distribution rights for Maezio thermoplastic unidirectional) tapes.

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Covestro and BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites cooperate in the distribution of Maezio UD tapes. Source | Covestro

Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany) has entered into a distribution agreement with BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites (Oldenburg, Germany), a supplier of raw materials and semi-finished products for thermoplastic components. The agreement grants BÜFA distribution rights for Maezio thermoplastic UD (unidirectional) tapes from Covestro.

The distribution partnership, the first in Europe for Covestro’s thermoplastic composite business, is a response to the growing demand for materials that are designed for lightweight construction yet as robust as metal.

“We’re super excited to introduce BÜFA as part of our distribution network around the globe,” says Lisa Ketelsen, head of the thermoplastic composites business of Covestro. “In the future we want to nurture our mutual exchanges on market trends and customer needs in order to find the best possible solutions for our customers.”

“We’re thrilled to add Maezio into our product portfolio,” says Dirk Punke, managing director of BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites. “The tapes can be made particularly thin, but have a high stability and are especially light at the same time, which enables the production of complex and three-dimensional components in a wide range of industries.”

Maezio UD tapes are based on a thermoplastic matrix such as polycarbonate, which is strengthened with strands of continuous, oriented carbon or glass fibers. The UD tapes can be laminated together at different angles to form sheets that can be tuned to specific performance targets.

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