As it aims to bridge the products and services gap in unfilled market needs between principals and customers in target industries, Bjørn Thorsen A/S group (BTG) seeks to establish global partnerships with companies whose complementary capabilities can support this mission. In doing so, BTG has been building a “Perfect Circle” of partners and collaborators over the last couple of years, gathering players from different segments of the value chain to jointly create portfolios of innovative solutions for diverse applications.
The first meeting of the “Perfect Circle” of BTG partners and collaborators took place in Wuhan, China, on November 6, 2019.
On this day, members of this select group got together, at the ARTOP Design Group Co., Ltd. (ARTOP) headquarters in Wuhan, to discuss emerging technologies, address recycling-related challenges and introduce new sustainable thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) materials, now belonging to Celanese, targeted at a variety of applications in diverse markets, such as automotive, industrial and consumer. One of the key objectives of this joint session was to explore new ways to boost ExxonMobil sales of Santoprene™ TPV based on compounding solutions in China.
Participants included the Managing Director and COO from Bjørn Thorsen A/S, the Managing Director, designers and other representatives from ARTOP, the CEO and Market Development Manager from Chongqing Techxanadu Industrial Co., Ltd. (TechXanadu) as well as key Marketing managers for Industrial & Consumer markets from ExxonMobil Chemical Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Among many important things, BTG took the opportunity to introduce the new production and commercialization joint venture in China, Nordic Grafting & Compound Solutions Co., Ltd. (NGCS). NGCS is a partnership between BTG affiliates, Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) and Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS), together with TechXanadu. NGCS is scoped to produce advanced specialty compounds and compatibilizers targeted at replacing non-recyclable thermoset solutions with recycled thermoplastic solutions by leveraging the expertise, capabilities and market access of its co-owners.
About Chongqing Techxanadu Industrial Co., Ltd. (TechXanadu)
TechXanadu was established in 2017 based on effective manufacturing and innovation-driven development strategy. TechXanadu is jointly owned by three companies: Dong Guan Good Mark industrial Co., Ltd. (Good Mark), ARTOP Design Group Co., Ltd. (ARTOP group) and Chongqing Sharing Industrial Investment Co., Ltd. (Sha Ping Ba district government investment and financing platform). TechXanadu’s business scope is to engage in industrial design, consulting, R&D, manufacturing, sales and service of high-precision molds with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment within 3D printing and automation for targeted industries such as automotive, medical, optical and electronics. The company’s registered capital is one hundred million yuan. www.techxanadu.com
About the Bjørn Thorsen A/S group (BTG)
The Bjørn Thorsen group (BTG) is built around the privately-owned Bjørn Thorsen A/S distributor. Its core team focuses on sales of a wide range of products from leading chemical manufacturers to Northern European customers active in diverse end uses in Automotive, Coating, Construction, Industrial, Medical, etc. For more information regarding the distribution portfolio, visit www.bjorn-thorsen.com.
In recent years, BTG has increasingly acted as true solution provider, leveraging its considerable application and processing technology know-how, together with flexible and efficient logistics services from warehouses in several European and other locations around the world. This broader capability is reinforced by the development expertise of its affiliates, Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS) and Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) that complement BTG’s offering with their own ranges of customized alloys, compounds and reactive polymers, available globally in response to individual needs. Find out more about BTG affiliates on their websites: www.ccs-nordic.com and www.ngc-nordic.com.