Bodo Möller Chemie becomes full-service provider for composites with the Porcher Industries technical textiles solutions Resins and fibers for the key industries aerospace and automotive from one single source
Thanks to the close cooperation with the French fiber and fabric specialist Porcher Industries, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group has expanded its offerings for the manufacturing of composites. The partnership extends to DACH, Eastern European countries, Russia and India. Porcher Industries is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical textile and thermoplastic solutions, delivering a comprehensive assortment of fabrics, scrims, mats and yarns. In addition to resins and additives, Bodo Möller Chemie can therefore also offer fabrics, scrims, mats and prepregs made of glass fibers, carbon fibers and aramid in the package with the suitable resins. Leading resin products such as ARALDITE® or LOCTITE® from the Bodo Möller Chemie range thus enable a wide spectrum of technical solutions as complementary products together with the fiber materials from Porcher Industries. The focus is on innovative industries such as aerospace as well as the automotive industry with a focus on e-mobility and manufacturers of modern sports equipment made of ultra-light composite materials.
One-stop shop for composite materials
For years, Bodo Möller Chemie has been cooperating with manufacturers of premium resins and formulation systems for the manufacturing of composites as well as for model-making and mold construction, and therefore has long-standing and resilient customer relationships. “The partnership with Porcher Industries makes us a knowledgeable one-stop shop in the growth area related to the most advanced composite materials and their processing. Apart from the expanded product range, our customers likewise benefit from the wealth of experience gained in the application of these components over the course of many years,” says Frank Haug, Chairman of the Board of Bodo Möller Chemie Group. The core applications of modern composite materials include reinforcements for airplane interiors and primary structures of flying devices, reinforcements for protective equipment and protective fabric, car body and chassis parts in the automotive sector or ultralight sports equipment such as skis, surfboards, helmets as well as bicycle frames and wheels.
Advisory expertise and application know-how
“This partnership with Bodo Möller Chemie opens a new chapter in Porcher Industries history and will be an asset for our commercial strategy of growth. By drawing on the strength of a distribution network such as Bodo Möller Chemie, Porcher Industries wishes to expand its presence with new customers and new markets in European countries, Russia and India”, says Jaime Fernandez, Global Strategic BU Leader Building & Industry / Sports & Leisure. Both Porcher Industries and Bodo Möller Chemie attach great importance to top quality, which is additionally customized to the respective customer needs. This is where Frank Haug also sees the biggest transformation of his sector: The raw material supplier of the past provides nowadays application know-how and the right products – often with laboratory and bench tests that the end product manufacturer formerly performed exclusively.
About Porcher Industries
Porcher Industries is a global leader in high performance thermoplastic composites and technical textiles. With 12 operating sites, 2,000 employees spread across 3 continents (Europe, China, United States and Brazil), Porcher Industries designs and produces innovative materials with properties tailored to highly targeted uses, including for the aeronautics, defence, automotive, construction, industry, sports and leisure sectors. Recognised worldwide as the pioneer of its sector, Porcher Industries assists its clients’ R&D departments from the early stages in order to help them anticipate the technological developments of tomorrow in terms of lightness, performance and comfort. In 2019 Porcher Industries achieved a turnover of 335 million euros and has invested over 120 million euros over the last 3 years.
About Bodo Möller Chemie
With 45 years’ experience in selling specialty chemicals, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group (www.bm-chemie.com) is the leading partner of renowned global chemical companies, like Huntsman, Dow, DuPont, BASF and Henkel. The company’s products include high-performance epoxy resin, polyurethane and silicone-based adhesives, thermosetting plastics (epoxy resin, polyester, polyurethane, silicone), pigments and additives, textile agents, dyes, electro casting resins, tooling and laminating resins and composites. Proprietary production facilities and laboratories for customer-specific formulations and application tests complete the portfolio of Bodo Möller Chemie, headquartered in Offenbach, Germany. The experts at Bodo Möller Chemie offer their customers all over the world targeted advice and customized on-site services to help them find the optimum product solutions tailored to the individual requirements of many different sectors.