Bodo Möller Chemie and Huntsman: global partnership for e-mobility Strong cooperative partnership for adhesives and composites for over 30 years
Successful together over a long period, Bodo Möller Chemie and Huntsman’s Advanced Materials division have steadily expanded their cooperative partnership over the last 30 years. Most recently the companies have worked together to commercialize and promote Huntsman’s newest low odour adhesives innovation, ARALDITE® 2080 and ARALDITE® 2081, which are sold at its 40 locations worldwide. Huntsman’s low-odour, non-flammable acrylic adhesives, in particular, demonstrate their properties to excellent effect in e-mobility among other applications.
The Bodo Möller Chemie Group and Huntsman’s Advanced Materials division have been working together since back in 1992. The start of their global partnership was marked by Bodo Möller Chemie’s acquisition of the distribution contract for Ciba Performance Polymers products (now part of Huntsman’s Advanced Materials division). Frank Haug, today Chairman of the Board of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group, became a sales and application engineer for ARALDITE® structural adhesives there a short time later. In his position as Managing Director at Bodo Möller Chemie, Haug started to expand business activities with Huntsman from the year 2000, meaning that their products are today sold in almost all branches worldwide.
The Bodo Möller Chemie Group is a leading partner of renowned global chemicals groups, including Huntsman. Thanks to this long-standing partnership and the needs-based expansion to their product portfolio, the Offenbach experts in specialty chemicals achieved a turnover of 193 million euros in 2022 (2021: 142 million euros). The 30-year cooperation with Huntsman focuses on the sale of epoxy resins, polyurethane adhesives, and acrylic adhesives, those marketed under the ARALDITE® brand. “Huntsman’s Advanced Materials portfolio of adhesives, composite materials and encapsulants meet strict technical specifications and comply with customer-specific requirements for e-mobility and numerous industrial and consumer applications,” states Harald Wiedemann, Vice President EMEA & India at Huntsman Advanced Materials.
ARALDITE® 2080 and ARALDITE® 2081 for the future of e-mobility
E-mobility applications require advanced, high-performance adhesives, sealants and insulation resins. They improve performance in motors, switches, batteries, connectors, electrical control units, cable harnesses, power inverters, transformers, sensors (ADAS), and EV charging structures. The acrylic adhesives ARALDITE® 2080 and ARALDITE® 2081 combine high strength, a long service life, and effective expansion properties for metals, composites, and plastics while offering a low-odour, non-flammable profile. “With their exceptional properties, acrylic adhesives are ideal to help establish hydrogen as a driving force behind modern, future-oriented mobility. Huntsman is crucial as a partner to achieve this,” affirms Haug, Chairman of the Board of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group. „A long-standing cooperation with partners such as Huntsman, enables us to offer customers worldwide comprehensive solutions from outstanding products and the application know-how of our experts,” states Korinna Möller, Managing Director Bodo Möller Chemie.
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ARALDITE® is a trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.
Celebrating 30 years of partnership (from left to right): Jürgen Ihrybauer (Managing Director Austria, Bodo Möller Chemie), Gabriel de la Torriente (Sales Leader Europe Composites & Adhesives, Huntsman), Harald Wiedemann (Vice President EMEA & India, Huntsman), Maciej Nawrot (Managing Director Poland, Bodo Möller Chemie), Frank Haug (Chairman of the Board, Bodo Möller Chemie), Dr. Christoph Schnöll (Vice President of Technology, Bodo Möller Chemie), Frank Behringer (Commercial Director EMEA, Huntsman).