Apr 21, 2023

Ingevity expands Capa® caprolactone distribution network in Italy and Turkey


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., April 21, 2023 – Ingevity Corporation (NYSE:NGVT) today announced the expansion of its Capa® caprolactone distribution network by establishing Biesterfeld Polychem S.r.l. as its distributor for the Italy market and Biesterfeld Özel Kimyasallar Ticaret A.Ş. (Biesterfeld) as its distributor for the Turkey market. Biesterfeld will leverage the company’s global technical sales and marketing networks in Italy and Turkey to maximize the sales of Ingevity’s Capa caprolactone products.

Biesterfeld, a leading international specialty chemicals distributor in Europe, North Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, replaces Reschem as Ingevity’s distributor in Italy. Naming Biesterfeld as Ingevity’s new distributor will maintain the service level in Italy and introduce service specific to customers in Turkey.

“We are excited to establish a local distribution presence in Turkey to offer sales and service support in the same language as our customers,” said Joel Neale, commercial director for Ingevity’s Advanced Polymer Technologies business. “Establishing a partnership with Biesterfeld enables us to better serve our customers in Italy and Turkey by shortening lead times and increasing inventory, and further demonstrates Ingevity’s commitment to expanding our Capa business in the region.”

“We are thrilled to establish a relationship with Ingevity,” said Marco Milani at Biesterfeld Polychem. “Ingevity possesses a strong portfolio of specialty chemistries, and we are well positioned to promote these technologies to our customers throughout Italy.”

“We are enthusiastic about partnering with Ingevity to bring their exceptional technology to our market,” said Handan Taskin Zorlu at Biesterfeld Özel Kimyasallar Ticaret A.Ş. “We look forward to improving the availability of Ingevity’s quality products for our Turkish customers.”

Effective April 21, 2023, these agreements will increase the availability of Ingevity’s Capa caprolactone portfolio.

Biesterfeld Polychem S.r.l.

In 2011 Biesterfeld Polychem S.r.l. was established in agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH, and distributes specialty chemicals and raw materials for different industries in Italy, collaborating with leading manufacturers worldwide. For more information, contact [email protected] or 0039-02-76006424, or visit

Biesterfeld Özel Kimyasallar Ticaret A.Ş.

Biesterfeld began polymer distribution activity in Turkey in 2004, and specialty chemical distribution in 2008. The company’s subsidiary, Biesterfeld Özel Kimyasallar Ticaret A.Ş., is responsible for the distribution of specialty chemicals for different industries such as cosmetics, cleaning, textile auxiliaries, healthcare, coatings, adhesives and silicone rubber. For more information, contact [email protected], or +90 216 4890500, or visit

Ingevity: Purify, Protect, Enhance

Ingevity provides products and technologies that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, we develop, manufacture and bring to market solutions that help customers solve complex problems and make the world more sustainable. We operate in three reporting segments: Performance Chemicals, which includes specialty chemicals and pavement technologies; Advanced Polymer Technologies, which includes biodegradable plastics and polyurethane materials; and Performance Materials, which includes activated carbon. Our products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including adhesives, agrochemicals, asphalt paving, bioplastics, coatings, elastomers, lubricants, pavement markings, publication inks, oil exploration and production and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 31 countries around the world and employs approximately 2,050 people. The company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:NGVT). For more information visit Follow Ingevity on LinkedIn.


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