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ALBIS - working at the heart of improving patient safety

ALBIS - working at the heart of improving patient safety

Blog posts   •   Nov 28, 2018 15:30 CET

Many of you may remember the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) silicone implant scandal in 2010 where the producer used potentially carcinogenic industrial quality silcone, rather than medical quality for implants and up to 500,000 women who had received PIP implants might have been affected.

Long Night of Industry at ALBIS

Long Night of Industry at ALBIS

Blog posts   •   Nov 16, 2018 15:28 CET

On November 8th, 2018 ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH participated in the event “Long Night of Industry” in Hamburg for the 11th time in a row.

ALBIS distributes new halogen-free TPE-compounds from UTEKSOL

ALBIS distributes new halogen-free TPE-compounds from UTEKSOL

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2018 09:02 CET

ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH expands its TPE-Portfolio with flame retardant Styrene-based thermoplastic Elastomers (TPS) of the brand SOLPLAST® from UTEKSOL. The halogen-free TPS compounds achieve V0 classification of the UL94 test at 2 mm thickness.

ALBIS Healthcare goes Italy

ALBIS Healthcare goes Italy

Blog posts   •   Nov 02, 2018 14:16 CET

Although ALBIS PLASTIC has been in the international plastics distribution and compounding business for more than 50 years, Italy remained uncharted territory for a long time. On July 1, 2016, they finally bridged that gap when ALBIS PLASTIC Italia S.r.l. opened its doors in Gallarate, Lombardy, as the most recent addition to the ALBIS family of subsidiaries

ALBIS in Asia: capacity significantly expanded

ALBIS in Asia: capacity significantly expanded

Blog posts   •   Oct 29, 2018 15:02 CET

Asia is one of the largest growing markets in the world, including the plastics sector. Five years after launching the first extrusion line, we now have tripled our production capacity in China to around 36,000 tons nominal capacity.

Workaround, ALBIS PLASTIC and BASF optimize smart glove for industrial applications

Workaround, ALBIS PLASTIC and BASF optimize smart glove for industrial applications

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2018 14:59 CEST

In close cooperation, Workaround GmbH, ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH and BASF have modified an important component of the smart glove ProGlove. After careful analysis, Ultramid Vision is now being used on the integrated scanning unit, allowing even simpler, quicker and safer work processes. The ProGlove is already in everyday use by branded manufacturers in the automotive, logistics and chemical sectors.

LyondellBasell and SUEZ Joint Venture: ALBIS PLASTIC distributes sustainable products from QCP

LyondellBasell and SUEZ Joint Venture: ALBIS PLASTIC distributes sustainable products from QCP

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 15:00 CEST

ALBIS PLASTIC is proud to add LyondellBasell’s 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. LyondellBasell markets QCP materials as a part of its existing Moplen™ PP and Hostalen™ PE product families.

ALBIS PLASTIC receives sustainability standard certification

ALBIS PLASTIC receives sustainability standard certification

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2018 13:00 CEST

ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, one of the leading global companies for the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers, has been certified in line with current Europe-wide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards.

Shortage of skilled labor: How companies find qualified employees

Shortage of skilled labor: How companies find qualified employees

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2018 14:45 CEST

Everyone is talking and writing about the shortage of skilled labor. This is allegedly particularly shaking medium-sized companies who are at a disadvantage compared to corporate groups when it comes to the so-called "war for talent". Is that the case? Which strategies need those companies to apply? A professional article by Udo Knak, Head of Human Resources of the ALBIS PLASTIC Group.

Fakuma 2018: ALBIS presents product highlights focusing on recycling, health care, and lighting

Fakuma 2018: ALBIS presents product highlights focusing on recycling, health care, and lighting

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 09:01 CEST

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

PA6 & 66 ECO – Near to Prime Performance + less CO2 Emissions compared to Prime Material

PA6 & 66 ECO – Near to Prime Performance + less CO2 Emissions compared to Prime Material

Blog posts   •   Aug 24, 2018 15:33 CEST

In a study, the SKZ calculated with recycled ALTECH ECO® PA6 / PA66 a saving of approx. 11 kg CO2e (CO2Emission) per kg PA6 / PA6.6 in comparison to a prime nylon product.

Requirements for automotive suppliers: ALBIS' USA site achieves IATF 16949 certification

Requirements for automotive suppliers: ALBIS' USA site achieves IATF 16949 certification

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 15:00 CEST

The site of ALBIS PLASTICS CORPORATION, US subsidiary of ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, in Duncan, South Carolina is now certified according to IATF 16949. Therefore the Hamburg-based company now produces according to the most important quality standard for suppliers to the automotive industry not only in Europe and China, but also in North America.

TPE forum: ALBIS promotes market relevance of TPE

TPE forum: ALBIS promotes market relevance of TPE

Blog posts   •   Aug 10, 2018 11:20 CEST

Although thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are used in a variety of applications, not everyone is aware of the full range of properties the material offers. This was the impetus behind the 2016 creation of the "TPE Forum", a new special-interest group.

WIPAG - New member of the ALBIS group

WIPAG - New member of the ALBIS group

Blog posts   •   Jul 27, 2018 13:39 CEST

With the recent acquisition of WIPAG, ALBIS has further strengthened its position as a supplier of innovative technical compounds based on recycled ingredients. In the case of WIPAG products, recycled carbon fibre is deployed to achieve highly competitive lightweight solutions.

VDI 2017 Medical Grade Plastics Guideline

VDI 2017 Medical Grade Plastics Guideline

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2018 14:00 CEST

This is the situation: Nothing is more frustrating for processors of plastic products than a versatile material that they have been using for a long time, suddenly being discontinued with very little warning. Or even worse, the material used in an item that is well established in the market, starting to receive user inquiries or complaints.

Potential Solutions to the PA 6.6 Supply Shortage

Potential Solutions to the PA 6.6 Supply Shortage

Blog posts   •   Jul 06, 2018 11:31 CEST

As the plastics industry finds itself in the grip of a serious PA 6.6 shortage, plastics processors and brand owners are facing challenges to keep the manufacturing supply chain moving. Tony Harrison (Director, Global TSAD), takes a look at the options which could be considered for drop-in solutions (existing tools / applications) or indeed, for new projects.

HSH Nordbank Run 2018: High Performance for a good cause

HSH Nordbank Run 2018: High Performance for a good cause

Blog posts   •   Jul 04, 2018 10:29 CEST

On June 23 the 17th HSH Nordbank run took place in HafenCity, Hamburg. ALBIS took part in this event for the sixth time. Our group was made up of almost 50 participants from ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH and KRAHN CHEMIE GmbH. We did not let the cold and drizzle discourage us from taking part in this company race for a good cause.

Welcome to the ALBIS company blog!

Welcome to the ALBIS company blog!

Blog posts   •   Jun 29, 2018 08:00 CEST

Dear ALBIS customers, friends and colleagues, Welcome to our new company blog. Here we inform you about company news, e.g. market developments, products, trade fairs and employee events.

ALBIS PLASTIC introduces the ALCOM® MED product line portfolio and invests in the Hamburg site

ALBIS PLASTIC introduces the ALCOM® MED product line portfolio and invests in the Hamburg site

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2018 15:13 CEST

ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH are expanding their product portfolio to include customized compounds for healthcare applications such as medical products, pharmaceutical packaging and diagnostic applications. The products grouped under the ALCOM® MED brand are based on different polymers and include both colorings and fillers, for example mineral, fiberglass and barium sulfate.

ALBIS takes over distribution of PURELL™ for Basell Orlen in Poland

ALBIS takes over distribution of PURELL™ for Basell Orlen in Poland

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2018 09:00 CEST

ALBIS Polska Sp. z o.o., part of the ALBIS PLASTIC Group, has, on behalf of Basell Orlen Polyolefins Sprzedaż Sp. z o.o. (BOPS), taken over the distribution in Poland of LyondellBasells healthcare brand PURELLTM with immediate effect.