Bjørn Thorsen A/S Strengthens Collaboration with Celanese

Bjørn Thorsen A/S, the distributor with a focus on soft & flexible polymer solutions, represented in UK & Ireland by their affiliate Bjorn Thorsen Ltd., is proud to announce the expansion of its collaboration with Celanese, a leading global chemistry and speciality materials company.

Bjørn Thorsen has been granted access to new products and market territories by Celanese, an example being the distribution rights of Hytrel® TPC (thermoplastic polyester elastomer) in France, as well as in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Enriched Elastomers Portfolio

The addition of Hytrel® TPC to Bjørn Thorsen’s current selection of elastomers, like Santoprene® TPV from Celanese, Estane® TPU from Lubrizol or Opti-Pren™ TPV, Opti-Soft™ TPE and Opti-Flex™ TPO from Customised Compound Solutions further enhances their versatile portfolio, enabling Bjørn Thorsen’s team of experts to provide the optimal elastomer solutions for customers’ unique challenges.

Mikko Långström, Sales Director of Advanced Polymers business unit, stated:
“Offering a full spectrum of elastomers allows us to match customers’ challenges with the ideal material solution. Whether they require the flexibility of TPV, the durability of TPU, or the versatility and resilience of TPC, we’ve got it covered. Our goal is to help customers innovate on product design, reduce costs, enhance product performance and bring new applications to the market.”

Kevin Barthomeuf, CTO of Customised Compound Solutions, part of Bjørn Thorsen Group, said:
“The collaboration between Bjørn Thorsen and Celanese has been marked by a commitment to serve our customers with quality and innovation. The latest product additions will enhance our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers, especially when it comes to providing customised TPC solutions, like additivation, coloring, or enhanced bonding properties, allowing them access to a premium elastomeric solution.”

Frederik Grønborg, Circularity & Innovation Manager of Bjørn Thorsen Group added:
“We are building up a new concept for strategic OEM engagement, focused on circularity and innovation. I am excited to bring Hytrel® TPC into our offering of materials that embody circular economy values.”

For Bjørn Thorsen’s customers, this collaboration also means gaining solutions with circularity in mind. Both Celanese and Bjørn Thorsen have a commitment to bring sustainable, recyclable and circular solutions to the market.

Expansion in Europe

The Advanced Polymers team of Bjørn Thorsen hopes to bring more elastomers into their product portfolio in the near future, which supports Bjørn Thorsen’s defined expansion plans across Europe. As part of their actions for supporting the European strategy, the company has started the interview process with leading candidates in the elastomers segment to spearhead their market entry in Germany and Central Europe#

Bjørn Thorsen’s Chairman, Claus Adser, expressed:
”We genuinely believe there are new and unexplored opportunities in Germany and Central Europe, which can be commercialised by our different approach to the market. Our extended engagement is essential for our growth ambitions and obviously of the highest priority.”

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