Biesterfeld is expanding its laboratory capacities in Hamburg with the opening of the Biesterfeld Lab and Innovation Centre. Covering a total area of 800 m² the premises will be used with immediate effect for application-related laboratory activities. These include the development of innovative and market-oriented formulations, carrying out of product tests and customer-specific project work. The Biesterfeld Group also has regional laboratories in Norway, Turkey and Poland.
An existing laboratory in Hamburg has been integrated into the new application laboratory to make the new Biesterfeld Lab and Innovation Centre. The premises also contain a conference room and a modern presentation and meeting area, which can be used for product launches and technical training sessions.
"In our application laboratories we develop tailored solutions to cater for the needs of our customers. An innovative formulation, for example, can be made market-ready through the addition of additives from our wide-ranging portfolio and thus support marketing work", reports Dr Lisa Nahrwold, Laboratory Manager at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "Alongside individual project work in accordance with customer requirements, the laboratory will be used to screen new raw materials from our partners and to conduct comparative studies. Comprehensive regulatory consulting rounds off our range of services."
"We can also draw on even more extensive resources by working together with external laboratories and institutes", adds Peter Wilkes, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "Our technology-based laboratory work constitutes a valuable service for our customers and provides customer-specific solutions. I am therefore delighted that we are also able to offer sufficient space in our Hamburg application laboratory for an interactive exchange of ideas with our suppliers and customers."
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of products and solutions in the world of specialty chemicals and the food industry. The product portfolio focuses on the requirements of selected industries, such as composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, electrical, electronics and energy. As a partner to leading global suppliers, the company is represented throughout Europe and provides solution-orientated, technology-based expertise as well as customised solutions. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for 113 years. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, as well as basic and specialty chemicals. www.biesterfeld.com