SCIGRIP, Biesterfeld extend adhesives distribution partnership to U.K. market
Source | Biesterfeld AG
Composites, plastics and adhesives distributor Biesterfeld Petroplus Ltd. (Hamburg, Germany) reported on March 26 that it is expanding its long-term partnership with U.S.-based adhesives manufacturer SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesive Solutions (Durham, N.C., U.S.) to include the U.K. market. Previously, the companies’ agreement included distribution of two-part methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesives in Poland, the Baltic states, Germany and France.
SCIGRIP offers the latest advancements in structural bonding systems for demanding applications in transportation, marine, construction and thermoplastics. Its MMA adhesives are used for bonding composites and other materials as well as hybrid substrates. The products offer a combination of strength, toughness, flexibility and ease of use, and are said to cure and reach their full strength at room temperature. A range of different products with various working times are available.
“Biesterfeld has proven itself as an invaluable partner to SCIGRIP over the last three years,” says Tim Johnson, sales and marketing manager a SCIGRIP. “Thanks to their expertise and experience in the advanced materials market, and our proven product range and continuing focus on technical developments, collaborating in this market made sense for us both. We are excited to see what we can achieve together.”
“… The outstanding properties of SCIGRIP’s MMA adhesives will provide our customers with competitive advantages and reinforce our market position within the growing composites and tooling industry,” says Julian Ferries, sales manager of composites and tooling at Biesterfeld Petroplas Ltd.
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