Covestro and BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites cooperate in the distribution of Maezio™ UD tapes
Covestro has entered into a distribution agreement with BÜFA
a supplier of raw materials and semi-finished products for thermoplastic
components. The agreement grants BÜFA distribution rights for Maezio™ thermoplastic UD (unidirectional)
tapes from Covestro.
This first distribution
partnership in Europe for the thermoplastic composite business of
Covestro is a response to the growing demand for materials that are
designed for lightweight construction yet as robust as metal.
Best possible solutions for
customers “We’re super excited to introduce
BÜFA as part of our distribution network around the globe,” says Lisa
Ketelsen, head of the thermoplastic composites business of Covestro. “In
the future we want to nurture our mutual exchanges on market trends and
customer needs in order to find the best possible solutions for our customers.”
“We’re thrilled to add Maezio™
into our product portfolio,” says Dirk Punke, Managing Director of BÜFA
Thermoplastic Composites. “The tapes can be made particularly thin, but
have a high stability and are especially light at the same time, which enables
the production of complex and three-dimensional components in a wide range
Maezio™ UD tapes are based on a
thermoplastic matrix such as polycarbonate, which is strengthened with
strands of continuous, oriented carbon or glass fibers. The UD tapes can be
laminated together at different angles to form sheets that can be tuned to
specific performance targets.
Based in Oldenburg, Germany, BÜFA
Thermoplastic Composites GmbH & Co. KG is a spin-off of the BÜFA Group
and was founded in 2018. It specializes in the sale of raw materials and
semi-finished products for the manufacture of components from long and
continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.