Global plastics veteran John Biesterfeld has opened BARplast LLC, a materials distributor based in Katy, Texas.
BARplast distributes polyimides for Mitsui Chemicals and Daelim Co. Ltd., as well as several grades of polyetheretherketone resin. Recycled-content grades of PEEK also are available.
Biesterfeld has 20 years of market experience and also is CEO of Bieglo GmbH, a materials distributor based in Hamburg, Germany. He's a member of the Biesterfeld family that founded European resin distributor Biesterfeld AG. Biesterfeld worked for the family firm for about 10 years, but went on his own with Bieglo and BARplast.
In a news release, BARplast officials said that the firm "is working with leading suppliers from around the world to bring polymer products to the ever growing American polymer market." Key applications for their resins incldue food-grade products, automotive and aerospace.