Bjørn Thorsen in UK: Expansion to new office, New Resources & Interplas UK

Bjorn Thorsen Limited has relocated to a new office in Milton Keynes, UK to accommodate the growing UK Team, which will represent the company at Interplas 2023!

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Bjørn Thorsen A/S started serving the UK & Irish markets with soft & flexible polymer solutions in the beginning of 2020. Despite a worldwide pandemic and insecurities generated by the unstable geopolitical situation in Europe, the company has established a reputable presence among local suppliers of elastomeric materials and is preparing for the next chapter in the UK & Irish plastic markets.

Bjørn Thorsen’s expansion to new office in Milton Keynes, UK and growing UK Team

Bjorn Thorsen Limited – the UK based affiliate of Bjørn Thorsen A/S has cemented its position in the UK market with the relocation to a new office in Milton Keynes, UK to continue the support of the strong customer base with expanded meeting rooms and facilities to accommodate the new resources that have been added to the UK Advanced Polymer Solutions team.

Chris Richmond joined Bjorn Thorsen Limited from July 2023, as Sales Manager, UK & Ireland for the Advanced Polymer Solutions Team, with focus on the elastomer portfolio. Chris brings to the team 20+ years’ experience in sales and marketing of technical products, with extensive knowledge on the automotive supply chain, Tier 1 suppliers and direct OEM contacts, as well as a wealth of experience in industrial applications and processing thermoplastics. He will manage the full Bjorn Thorsen Limited product portfolio in the UK & Ireland, which includes materials from world leading manufacturers like, Lubrizol, Celanese, Stora Enso, INEOS Styrolution as well as Bjørn Thorsen A/S own affiliates, Customized Compound Solutions (CCS) and Nordic Grafting Company (NGC).

Working for Chris to further strengthen the position of Santoprene® TPV from Celanese in UK & Ireland and the CCS portfolio of bespoke TPV/TPE compounds and sustainable products, Rob Chidlow has also joined Bjorn Thorsen Limited team. Rob brings with him nearly 40 years of technical, commercial & design experience across several market areas, such as Automotive, Industrial, Electrical and Sustainability and for the last 23 years has been Strategic Account Manager with ExxonMobil in the Santoprene TPV business and for the last 18 months with Celanese during the acquisition of the Santoprene TPV Business.

Bjørn Thorsen to showcase its Advanced Polymer Solutions at Interplas 2023

Bjørn Thorsen is pleased to announce its participation and support at Interplas 2023, the UK’s premier plastic and rubber industry event. This being scheduled from 26-28 September 2023 at NEC Birmingham, in the UK. Bjørn Thorsen will be showcasing their latest advancements in polymer technology innovations at Stand C32, offering a great opportunity for industry professionals to explore their range of specialized products and solutions.

Product highlights at Interplas 2023

At this Interplas edition, Bjørn Thorsen will present its broad portfolio of soft & flexible products, including Santoprene® TPV from Celanese, ESTANE® TPU from Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, TPV, TPE, TPO from CCS, Acti-Tech™ compatibilizer from NGC, Biopolymers from Stora Enso, Styrenic Modifiers from INEOS Styrolutions and High-Performance Polyamides from Xianglong.

Visitors can also find out more about the latest sustainable offerings such as TPU developments from Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, ESTANE® RNW TPU or ESTANE® PIR TPU, which are TPU with bio-based and recycled content. 

CCS representatives will be on stand to present developments in ZHFR for wire & cable, recycled Opti-Pren™ TPV, low-CO2 emissions Opti-Soft™ TPE, or 100% recyclable in the PP stream Opti-Flex™ TPO.

Download Bjørn Thorsen’s invitation to Interplas here!

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