Effective January 2018, Albis Plastic GmbH acquired the Wipag Group, specialists in processing and production of carbon fiber compounds for injection molding, with sites in Neuburg (Donau), and Gardelegen (both in Germany). Wipag's recycling technology takes waste carbon fiber, which comes mostly from the automotive industry, and processes it into reinforced carbon fiber compounds based on polypropylene (PP) and polyamide (PA). This new portfolio enables Albis to offer lightweight solutions for the automotive industry and especially for the growing electric vehicle (EV) segment. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
“This year’s Chinaplas will be the first fair where we present our new launched carbon fiber portfolio based on recycled feedstock,” notes Thomas Marquardt, Managing Director of Wipag Deutschland GmbH. “As the most important plastics industry event in Asia, Chinaplas is an ideal forum for introducing customers and partners to relevant solutions and example applications.” Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
“In general we see that our range of highly technical and sophisticated solutions is resonating more and more with the Chinese market. As a reaction we will invest in two new extrusion lines significantly expanding our compounding capacity in our Changshu plant in the third quarter of this year, meaning we will be ready for the future and the ongoing trend towards high quality materials in all market segments relevant to us,” says Hans Rukes, Managing Director of Albis Plastic Asia Pacific. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
“We see good growth opportunities in 2018 here in China, significantly above average market growth,” says Rukes, “and this is the reason for our major investment at our compounding site this year.” Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
Albis is continuing to emphasize technical differentiation and competence within the Chinese market, flanking its own brand portfolio with distribution products from international polymer manufacturers such as Covestro, Lanxess, Ineos Styrolution and LyondellBasell. The portfolio also includes Tecnaro GmbH’s line of products based on the renewable raw material lignin. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of plastic solutions for lighting applications, Albis offers tailor-made products for the automotive and E&E industries. Its proven Alcom portfolio, which entails products for use in injection molding, was recently expanded to include Alcom LDX grades. These new light-diffusing compounds were developed for use in extruding profiles for linear LED light guides and lighting covers. Alcom LDX products are “ready-to-use” compounds with excellent light transmission and optimum scattering, ensuring homogenous illumination. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.
Today, Albis is represented in a number of China’s core regions and will be expanding its radius of activity further into the Northern part of China. In addition, Albis is working actively to expand its presence in the markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Japan. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder.