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20 February 2024

BYK and Nordmann UK: new partnership for Plastics Additives in the UK and Ireland

Nordmann, a leading distributor in the chemicals industry, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with BYK, a global leader in specialty chemicals, particularly in the plastics sector. Effective March 1st, 2024, Nordmann UK will take over the distribution of the comprehensive range of BYK Plastics Additives in the UK and Ireland.

BYK products for fibre-reinforced composites and PVC plastisols are highly regarded within the sector. Besides their mechanical and aesthetic advantages, they are known for their excellent processing qualities and ease of application. BYK also provide easy-to-process multi-component additive systems based on innovative skin-core extrusion and compacting technologies, tailored to the individual specifications of customers. They optimize material properties (such as flame retardancy and UV or light stability), and address a multitude of applications, particularly in the fast-growing thermoplastics business. 

BYK's Market and Product Portfolio includes nine brands, each distinguished by its outstanding performance properties: 

Thermosets Market: Serving all technologies employed within the plastics sector, including SMC and BMC moulding compounds, pultrusion, infusion, and hand lay-up, for applications ranging from advanced composites to unsaturated polyesters, vinyl esters, epoxy resins, polyurethanes, and acrylates. 

PVC Market: Offering products for PVC plastisols used in various applications, including floorings, wall coverings, coated fabrics, tarps, and textile applications, with major product groups including wetting and dispersing additives, defoamers, air release agents, process additives, and viscosity depressants. 

Thermoplastic Market: Providing products suitable for a wide range of plastic materials, including polyolefins and engineering plastics, such as processing aids, coupling agents, modifiers, and products designed to improve the quality of recyclates. 

This partnership marks an exciting opportunity for Nordmann to further enhance its portfolio and provide customers in the UK and Ireland with access to BYK's cutting-edge Plastics Additives.

About BYK

BYK is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals. The company’s innovative additives and differentiated solutions optimize product and material properties as well as production and application processes. Amongst other things, BYK additives improve scratch resistance and surface gloss, the mechanical strength or flow behavior of materials, and properties such as UV- and light stability or flame retardancy. In the field of quality assurance, BYK’s measuring and testing instruments serve to effectively assess appearance and physical properties.

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For more information, please contact:

Britta Riemann
Britta Riemann
Group Director Marketing & Communication
Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH

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