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ALBIS Presents Product Highlights at Fakuma 2018

From October 16th to 20th, 2018, ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH will be presenting its portfolio of high-performance plastics, compound solutions, and masterbatches at FAKUMA 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany (hall A3, booth A3-3105).

As one of the world’s leading distributors and compounders of technical thermoplastics and elastomers, the Hamburg-based company will be showcasing products and exhibits from long-term partners BASF, Covestro, INEOS Styrolution, Lanxess, LyondellBasell, Eastman, Solvay, MGG Polymers, and MBA Polymers, as well as its own portfolio of complimentary own brand products.

“We have many new and exciting developments following market trends particularly in recycling, health care, and lighting,” says ALBIS CSO Ian Mills. “We’re really looking forward to presenting them to our customers and business partners. This comprehensive selection of products will help us make good on our promise to deliver the perfect solutions every time for our customers’ specific needs.”

With ALCOM® MED, ALBIS PLASTIC has expanded its product portfolio to include tailor-made compounds for healthcare applications such as medical products, pharmaceutical packaging, and diagnostic applications. These products are based on a variety of different polymers and include colouring as well as a variety of fillers. Besides the technical features of its products, ALBIS also offers benefits such as recipe uniformity, dedicated change management, and regulatory support.

ALCOM® LDDC, the newest addition to ALBIS’s ALCOM Lighting product line, created in response to the latest developments in vehicle interior design. The product can be used to create high-gloss lacquer surfaces that can be back-lit in any colour, resulting in exceptionally high-quality symbols and displays on seamless functional surfaces in any colour imaginable – with no discolouration.

In addition, the company expanded what is already a market-leading lighting portfolio to include MAKROLON® polycarbonate materials from Covestro. The portfolio includes specially developed materials with light diffusion effects, high reflection coefficients, and increased thermal conductivity—plus MAKROLON® LED materials, whose high degree of optical purity makes them perfect for crystal-clear injection moulding and extrusion applications.

Ultramid® Deep Gloss from BASF is making automobile interiors shine as well; the special polyamide combines the chemical resistance of semicrystalline polyamides with the high gloss and depth of view of amorphous plastics.

For more complex applications, the Ultramid® Advanced N line of compounds offers exceptional mechanical properties at higher temperatures, increased resistance to moisture and aggressive media, and some of the best dimensional stability ever achieved in polyamides.

Ultramid® Vision is a semicrystalline polyamide that allows light to pass through largely unhindered, yielding transparent yet highly durable components. Its balanced profile of properties makes it perfect for chemically demanding environments, which is why it is used in a variety of industries for visual controls, illumination, and lighting design. The ALBIS trade fair stand will feature the Pro Glove, an exhibit that brings the advantages of Ultramid® Vision to life.

By purchasing WIPAG Deutschland GmbH, who specialise in the manufacture of injection-mouldable carbon fibre-based compounds, ALBIS has increased its portfolio of recycled products significantly. PP CF compounds feature excellent rigidity and low density, saving weight, cutting cost and increasing efficiency compared to highly filled fibreglass-reinforced PA types.

ALBIS is proud to add Quality Circular Polymers (QCP™) range of recycled products to its portfolio. Owned by LyondellBasell and SUEZ, QCP is a manufacturer of high-quality renewable polymers consisting of post-consumer polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) branded as Hostalen and Moplen QCP, and is part of LyondellBasell’s existing Moplen® PP and Hostalen® PE product families—the products are targeted at many applications including cosmetics and toiletries.

ALBIS Plastic is expanding its ALTECH® ECO product portfolio to include a recyclate-based PET+PBT blend compound. This compound can be modified with fillers and additives, and represents a sustainable, cost-effective alternative to prime PBT and PA6 compounds without sacrificing mechanical properties or exceptional surface quality. Thanks to the high degree of purity in its raw materials, ALTECH PET+PBT ECO can also be produced in custom colours.

ALBIS has news on ALFATER XL®, too: the all-new 3EF0010 Easyflow series, in Shore hardnesses of A50 to D40, is a deep-black material with excellent flowability that makes it perfect for thin-walled components, tools with long flow paths, or complex geometries. The series offers excellent weather resistance, fulfilling up to two annual cycles of the Florida Kalahari test pursuant to PV 3929 and PV3930. It also adheres very well to filled, reinforced, and un-reinforced polyolefins like PP.

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