Press Release

# Company

03.02.2020   09:02

ALBIS strengthens product development capabilities in North America

• fast response to custom compounds for local needs

• fully-equipped on-site lab with A2LA accreditation (ISO 17025)

• quality management certification according to IATF 16949

Duncan, SC, 03/02/2020 – ALBIS Plastics has further improved their local product development process in North America by adding additional product development resources. As a result the company, which is one of the leading globally operating companies in the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers, is now also developing compounds locally for the North American market at their manufacturing site in Duncan, SC.

“Investing in our development process here in the US enables us to respond even faster to customer demands for local grades”, says Stefan Fuhlendorf, CEO of ALBIS Plastics in the Americas.

The Duncan manufacturing site also houses a dedicated small lot production line for product development purposes. All product development activities are backed by the extensive know how of ALBIS’ central product development department in Germany and a fully-equipped on-site lab with A2LA accreditation according to ISO 17025. Furthermore, ALBIS Plastics has implemented and maintains a quality management system according to IATF 16949.

“Working in close cooperation with our customers, we create tailor-made products that fit their requirements perfectly”, says Fuhlendorf. “In order to make sure that we can put our ideas into practice without difficulties, we pay special attention to developing products that can ultimately be manufactured on an industrial scale. The result? Unique product innovations, ready for immediate use.”


Lennart Meyer

Specialist Communication & PR

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ALBIS profile in brief

ALBIS PLASTIC is one of the leading globally operating companies in the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. In addition to the product portfolio of well-known plastic manufacturers, ALBIS offers the plastic processing industry a diverse product range of high performance plastics, compound solutions and masterbatches. In 2018, the ALBIS Group, which has more than 1400 employees, achieved sales of 1.1 billion EUR. With 26 locations worldwide, the Hamburg based company is strongly represented in Europe with a growing presence in North Africa, the Asia Pacific and the Americas. At five German locations as well as in Duncan, South Carolina (USA) and Changshu (China), ALBIS produces compounds and masterbatches, in part specializing in high-quality recycled compounds and green materials. All sites are certified according to the IATF 16949 or ISO 9001 Standard. In 2019, ALBIS was certified according to European Corporate Social Responsibility standards by rating specialist EcoVadis.

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