Biesterfeld Spezialchemie announced as new distributor for Elevance Clean® product line

Woodridge, Illinois, USA (Feb. 22, 2017) – Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., which creates novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks, today announced its partnership with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, of the Biesterfeld Group, as a new distributor for Elevance Clean® solvent product line distribution to the household and industrial cleaning market in Europe.

“We are pleased to partner with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to bring renewable and high-performance cleaning solutions – like our Elevance Clean® solvent product line for cleaners – to the European market,” said Gregory E. Gerhardt, commercial director. “The Elevance Clean® products demonstrate our commitment to developing commercially viable, renewable and high-performance specialty chemical solutions from our world-class biorefinery in Gresik, Indonesia.”

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie will provide service and support capabilities for existing and potential customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and other European countries with an interest in the Elevance Clean® product lines, including:

  • Elevance Clean® 1200XA and Elevance Clean® 1200HT, superior performing, fast acting and VOC-exempt solvents for industrial degreasing formulations that outperform conventional and bio-based predecessors; and
  • Elevance Clean® 1000, a bio-based cleaning ingredient that helps reduce d-limonene dependence and provides price and supply stability while improving performance in applications such as asphalt and tar removal, and metal degreasing.

“The Elevance Clean® range provides an innovative approach to the household and industrial cleaning industry and meets current market requirements,” said Sergej But, market manager cleaning of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. “We offer our customers a solvent concept with a perfect mix of sustainability, safety and cleaning performance. Possible applications range from tar and bitumen cleaners to metal degreaser.”

Customers should direct inquiries or request a sample to Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, Sergej But, via phone +49 40 32008-304 or email s.but@biesterfeld.com.

To learn more about the Elevance Clean® 1200 product line or Elevance Clean® 1000, visit www.elevance.com/clean1200 or www.elevance.com/clean1000.

About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

Headquartered in Woodridge, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks using a proprietary Nobel Prize-winning olefin metathesis technology. These chemical building blocks are leveraged in a wide range of applications, including detergents, coatings, personal care, oil field, agricultural chemicals and engineered polymers. Elevance uses a collaborative business model, exploring opportunities to engage with industry leaders, accelerating time to market and leveraging market expertise while enabling its partners to achieve growth through sustainable and higher performing solutions. To learn more, visit www.elevance.com.

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products and solutions worldwide. The product portfolio focuses on the requirements of selected industries, including personal care, healthcare, cleaning, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, electrical, electronics and energy. As a partner to leading global suppliers, the company is represented in Europe and Latin America 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 110 years. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, and basic and specialty chemicals. For more information, please visit: www.biesterfeld.com.