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Schülke & Mayr’s “parmetol”, “grotanol”, “grotamar” and other technical biocide brands acquired by Vink Chemicals 

Schülke & Mayr GmbH (Schülke), a Bjørn Thorsen supplier of technical biocides, sold the rights to their products parmetol®, grotamar®, grotanol®, grotan®, as well as other brands for technical application and fuel, oil and gas additives, to Vink Chemicals GmbH & Co.KG (Vink).  As of September 2019, Vink, themselves a large biocide producer, took this opportunity to enlarge their portfolio and venture into the fuel, oil and gas business.  The team of technical biocide and fuel, oil and gas specialists in Product Development, Regulatory and Sales from Schülke joined Vink as well.  They are expected to play an important role in the company’s future growth.

Vink will continue to produce high-qualitive products at the production sites in Kakenstorf and Memmingen, with identical standards and specifications as Schülke before.

The change of ownership does not influence their distribution in the Nordics.  Bjørn Thorsen remains the distributor for these brands in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.  For all related questions on these materials and/or their applications, please contact Peter Tikjøb at pt@bjorn-thorsen.com


About VINK Chemicals

Vink Chemicals GmbH & Co.KG develops and formulates individual biocides.  More than 80 specialists in Kakenstorf are responsible for sales, raw material purchasing, product development in their own R&D laboratory and production facilities.  The production includes the complete range of known biocides for in-can and film preservation of paints and varnishes, but also for water treatment, coolants, construction chemicals, detergents, cleaners and disinfectants or the polymer industry.  Vink Chemicals is very active in Europe, Africa, Asia and is starting to develop business in North and South America.


About Schülke & Mayr

Schülke & Mayr is an international leader in the areas of hygiene and prevention of infection, and also in Microbiological Quality Management (MQM) and chemical technical preservation.  Founded in 1889, the company supply disinfectants, antiseptics, preservatives, biocides, medical skin care products, an active substance for deodorants, and system cleaners, thus offering comprehensive protection against harmful organisms – whether disease pathogens or spoilage organisms.  Since 1996, they have been a 100 % subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health.  With 22 international subsidiaries and a presence in 100 countries, they generate an annual turnover of roughly 335 million Euro. 


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.


Published on 21 January 2020