With effect from December 1, 2007, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) has appointed Biesterfeld Polska Sp. Z o.o as its distributor for DuPont Surlyn and other specialty polymers for cosmetic packaging and related applications in Poland. The new agreement is a natural extension of the companies' long-standing partnership in the European cosmetic industry, among many other industry sectors. It also underlines the importance of Central Europe, and Poland in particular, as an attractive growth market for premium packaging solutions.
According to Diego Boeri, business director P&IP Ethylene Copolymers EMEA, cooperation between the two companies combines the strong, local sales coverage and technical expertise of Biesterfeld in injection molding applications with the innovative solutions and downstream-market and specifier access provided by DuPont. - We are happy to extend our collaboration with Biesterfeld to Poland and confident that it will strengthen our position in this growth market - he adds.
DuPont P&IP started its relationship with Biesterfeld in France in 1997. Since then it has been extended to include Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and, most recently, Turkey in 2005.
According to Marek Parol, general manager of Biesterfeld Polska, the Polish market for packaging polymers is developing particularly quickly. - We are delighted to expand our contribution to this market sector together with DuPont P&IP - he says.
Carsten Harms, general manager of Biesterfeld Plastic Europe adds: - We are confident that with the extension of our European distribution partnership with DuPont P&IP to Poland, one of the fastest growing CEE markets, our customers will benefit from our services and the completion of our product portfolio, whilst generating ?greater reach` for the DuPont business in this important emerging market.
DuPont Cosmetic Solutions brings DuPont's "Miracles of Science" to the world of beauty packaging and beauty products. Its comprehensive range of materials, technologies and know-how allows cosmetic brands, packaging designers and packaging suppliers to bring their inspirations to life and make a statement.
DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers is a world-class manufacturer of high-performance resins and films for a variety of packaging and industrial applications. Its best known ethylene copolymer products include Surlyn resins for packaging and industrial applications, Bynel coextrudable adhesives, Selar PA amorphous polyamide barrier resins, Nucrel acid copolymers, Elvax EVA copolymers, Elvaloy, Elvaloy AC, Entira and Fusabond modifiers, and Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers.
Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH is a leading Distributor in the European plastics industry with long-standing sales partnerships in more than 26 countries. Leading Polymer producers like e.g. DuPont, Ineos Polyolefins, ExxonMobil, Elastogran, Chevron Phillips, Solvay, Ineos Nova and Chi Mei trust in Biesterfeld Plastic´s successful service and therefore accompany the continuous corporate growth for many years.
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