HAMBURG, Germany—Biesterfeld will manage distribution of fluoroelastomers (FKM) from Solvay Specialty Polymers, beginning in August.
The deal will cover distribution across the United Kingdom and Ireland, plus Europe, Russia and Brazil, the German distributor said in a statement.
The FKM polymers, sold under the Tecnoflon brand, are characterized by high chemical resistance to various substances, including fuels, lubricants, oils and solvents.
Generally used in the automotive sector for production of hoses and seals, including O-ring seals for fuel lines and injection systems, the polymer offers high thermal resistance at temperatures above 200°C, Biesterfeld said. The products offer good long-term sealing and a low compression set and also are used for applications in the aerospace and the oil and gas industries.
"With TecnoflonFKM, we are pleased to be able to offer our customers technically refined, high-quality products from market leader Solvay," said Joern Thomsen, product manager for specialty polymers, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber.