KD Feddersen at K 2013
The K 2013 fair was not only a first for the new K.D. Feddersen distribution companies based in Vienna and Istanbul, but also for two new distribution partners whose products complete the distributor's portfolio.
In response to the strong increase in demand for engineering plastics throughout the Eurasian region, the distributor has put in place several new companies within a number of European countries. This step follows a successful expansion strategy implemented over recent years, as a result of which, the company is now firmly established in several locations throughout China.
With the foundation of K.D. Feddersen Teknik Polimerler Tic. Ltd. Sti., headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, the first step has been taken. The team made its first appearance on the international scene at the K 2013 trade fair and also exhibited at Plast Eurasia in Istanbul this month. Colleagues from Vienna based K.D. Feddersen CEE GmbH who have actively been working to develop markets in Eastern Europe, as well as in Austria and Switzerland, also celebrated their trade show debut.
The field of bio-plastics is viewed by the distributor as an area where there is still potential.
“The recent cooperation with Metabolix makes solutions with bio-based polymer blends possible for our European customers. Long-fibre-reinforced bio-polymers in particular are of interest to many potential new customers”, said Marc Swatosch, Director Distribution Advanced Polyolefins at K.D. Feddersen.
The new and growing partnership between K.D. Feddersen and Teijin also takes the two companies into the field of technical application segments. Teijin is a global producer of polycarbonate and polycarbonate compounds and blends. Focussing on LED lighting and energy efficiency, the light diffusing, transparency, light reflecting and heat conducting characteristics of PC compounds from the Panlite portfolio are a key sales focus for the group.
Lightweight design and resultant reductions in CO2 emissions within the motor industry were the theme of the Feddersen Group’s joint stand with its sister company AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH and its subsidiary AF-COLOR. To compliment this, new materials and methods on offer from the distributor’s portfolio including the newly developed, reduced density Hostacom PP compounds from LyondellBasell, Celstran PP-LGF and the new Fortron grades from Celanese were presented. New light PA compounds – named AKROMID Lite/XtraLite – from AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH also featured in the theme.
“The visitor frequency at our trade show stand was higher than ever before, with extremely specific discussions at a very high level. New project proposals were generated on the spot, and a large number of follow-up actions were agreed upon”, said Dr. Stephan Schnell, Managing Director of K.D. Feddersen GmbH & Co. KG.