ALBIS appointed exclusive EASTMAN copolyester distributor in France and Poland

Press Release   •   Jan 21, 2019 09:00 CET


Hamburg, 01/21/19 – Effective 1st March 2019, ALBIS PLASTIC will exclusively distribute EASTMAN CHEMICAL’s full Copolyester product portfolio in France and Poland. ALBIS PLASTIC has had a close cooperation with EASTMAN in many other European countries including Germany, UK and Scandinavia for more than 20 years and this new cooperation is a natural extension to the existing relationship.

“EASTMAN‘s exciting product range is fully compatible and complementary to the ALBIS portfolio and fits perfectly with our philosophy to provide customers with technical solutions which create added value for them”, says Ian Mills, CSO at ALBIS. This includes The Glass Polymer™ range of cosmetic materials, which offer innovative design and application possibilities for luxury packaging, or the EASTMAN Tritan™ copolyester range which raises the bar in many medical device applications.”

"ALBIS is a well-established strategic partner and ideally positioned to extend our brand coverage in all our key market segments in France and Poland. In working closely with ALBIS as a distribution partner in this expanded territory we are underlining our pan-European distribution strategy, allowing us to serve beyond our current reach”, according to Reinier de Graaf, EASTMAN’s Regional Business Director Specialty Plastics EMEA.

ALBIS PLASTIC 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 2017, the ALBIS Group, which has more than 1300 employees, achieved sales of 1.017 million euros. With 23 subsidiaries 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 Knutsford (UK), 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.

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EASTMAN profile in brief

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world.

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