Biesterfeld is expanding its long-term partnership with Swiss manufacturer 3A Composites Core Materials. After handling the distribution of Airex foams and Baltek balsa products in Poland, the partnership has now been extended to Biesterfeld’s subsidiaries Lindberg & Lund and ABIC Kemi to include the distribution rights for Norway and Sweden.
Airex foams and Baltek balsa products are high-performing and sustainable core materials made of PET foam and balsa wood. Airex foams used in sandwich structures provide strength, stiffness, thermal insulation, and potential weight savings of up to 50 %. Baltek, made from balsa wood, is the only structural core material made of a natural, renewable resource. The lightweight core materials from 3A Composites Core Materials offer properties such as maximum impact and compression resistance, high levels of rigidity, great strength and stiffness at lowest weight, excellent fatigue and long-term stability, easy formability, sustainability, and fire and insulating properties. These outstanding characteristics make these core materials the ideal choice for use in sandwich constructions within the marine, aerospace, transport, renewable energy sectors as well as the building and construction industry.
Alexander Gassert, Sales Director EMEA Non-Wind, 3A Composites Core Materials, states:
“Further to our excellent working experience with Biesterfeld in Eastern Europe, we decided to start cooperating with Biesterfeld’s subsidiaries in Norway and Sweden. We have found Lindberg & Lund AS and ABIC Kemi AB to be very customer-oriented, technically highly skilled, and well-organized companies. Together with Lindberg & Lund AS and ABIC Kemi AB, we are looking forward to providing our core materials to customers in the Nordic region searching for optimum performance combined with the best available environmental footprint.”
Stig Eines, Market Manager Composite & Tooling, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, says:
“With this new partnership, we are reinforcing our portfolio with a leading producer of core materials for a growing composites industry. 3A Composites Core Materials is the perfect match for our activity and ticks all boxes when it comes to cultural fit, support, innovation, quality, performance, environment, health, and safety. We are very proud to be in a position to market the high-value products from 3A Composites Core Materials under the Airex and Baltek brands.”