Feb. 23, 2016
Biesterfeld Simko is the new distributor of ExxonMobil’s Santoprene™
Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda is ExxonMobil’s new distributor for Santoprene™ TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizates), operating nationwide as of January 2016.
With over 30 years of experience in this segment, ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest thermoplastic producers. “In Brazil, we work with global clients, catering to the industrial and automobile markets. With this new relationship, we want to expand our distribution sphere, reach new customers and new applications,” says Mauricio Cesareo, Sales Manager at ExxonMobil Química Ltda. for Latin America.
ExxonMobil is recognized nationally and internationally as a top supplier of TPV, a material with many applications beyond the automotive market, such as hoses, gaskets and sealants for household appliances, expansion joints, wire casings, pipe seals, syringe seals and rubber products in general (packaging for cosmetics, grips, etc.).
“ExxonMobil is already one of our strategic partners in Europe. We are proud to bring our know-how in the development of automotive and consumer applications to Brazil,” says Dietmar Zinkand, Manager of Biesterfeld Business Engineering Polymers. Enric Albert, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Simko, adds, “Local presence is crucial, as well as the automobile industry that has production here in Brazil.”
The products are already available for sale. Interested customers can contact the ExxonMobil Chemical sales department at +55 11-2191-8511, or the Biesterfeld Simko sales department at +55 11-2385-9164.
ExxonMobil, one of the largest private oil and petrochemicals companies, is present in about 200 countries and territories, operating along the entire oil and gas chain. In Brazil, it’s the oldest oil exploration company and has been operating for 104 years. The company currently has around 1500 employees in Brazil, located in the cities of Curitiba, São Paulo, Paulínia and Rio de Janeiro.
Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda
Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda. is a 50/50 Joint Venture between Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, the Germany-based European leader in distribution of plastics and rubber, and Simbras Ltda, the Brazilian subsidiary of Latin American plastics and rubber distributor Simko SA. Biesterfeld Simko is based in São Paulo with a sales office in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. The company’s portfolio includes engineering polymers, elastomers, high-performance rubber and styrene copolymers for the Brazilian market.
Biesterfeld Plastic GMBH
Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH is a leading distributor of the European plastics and rubbers industry with long-term distribution partnerships in a total of 42 countries. The top plastics producers, such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chevron Phillips, Styrolution, Chi Mei and LG Chem trust the efficient services provided by Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH. Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH is a full subsidiary of Biesterfeld AG. The Biesterfeld Group parent company has operated for over 100 years in trade and service. With annual revenues of €1.1 billion, 750 employees, and over 50 locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, Biesterfeld is one of the leading companies in the distribution of chemicals and polymers.
Simbras Ltda, controlled by members of Simko SA, is a Brazilian company made up of Brazilian and Argentine partners. It is a leading supplier of natural rubber, latex, synthetic rubber and rubber chemicals in the Brazilian market.
Santoprene™ TPV is a dynamically vulcanized rubber of ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDM), in a thermoplastic matrix of polypropylene (PP). A material with rubber characteristics (look and feel) but, due to the PP content, it offers a simple and flexible design. Consistently providing excellent performance for automotive, industrial and consumer applications, Santoprene™ TPV has become the global standard for TPV engineering. A key part of its strength is ExxonMobil’s continued commitment to the TPV industry. With over 30 years of market presence, ExxonMobil has been delivering advanced solutions and supporting services to help customers manufacture high-performance products.
Exxon Mobil Corporation has many affiliates, with names including ExxonMobil, Exxon, Esso, and Mobil. For the purpose of convenience and simplicity in this article, the company and its affiliates were referred to separately or collectively as “ExxonMobil”. Abbreviated references describing global or regional operational organizations and lines of business or global or regional activities are also used at times for convenience or simplicity. Nothing in this article aims to supersede the corporate separation of these separate legal entities. Working relationships discussed in this article do not necessarily represent a reporting connection but rather reflect an orientation, supervision, or functional service relationship.