Röhm appoints ALBIS as new authorized dealer for Turkey and North Africa for PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID®
- New sales agreement between Röhm and ALBIS
- Cooperation begins on February 1, 2024 for the Turkey and North Africa regions
Röhm, a leading supplier of methacrylate chemistry, has signed a distribution agreement with ALBIS Distribution GmbH & Co. KG, a leading distributor of thermoplastics. The cooperation begins on February 1, 2024 and covers the marketing of PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® molding compounds in Turkey and North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia).
"This new agreement supports us in further expanding our existing commitment in the growth markets," says Siamak Djafarian, Senior Vice President Molding Compounds at Röhm. "With ALBIS, we are relying on a highly professional partner with proven technical consulting expertise that the company has acquired over decades. Our two traditional yet innovative companies are already looking forward to the joint projects."
PLEXIGLAS®, the polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) brand from Röhm, has been shaping the markets for over 90 years. Thanks to its properties, PLEXIGLAS® standard and specialty molding compounds are reliable and innovative materials for contemporary and sustainable design: they have the highest surface hardness of all thermoplastics, are robust and extremely UV and weather resistant. All this contributes to the longevity of the components made from it. Made from renewable raw materials, PLEXIGLAS® proTerra molding compounds reduce the carbon footprint while offering proven performance. PLEXIMID® (PMMI) has a very high heat deflection temperature combined with high transmission and is used in demanding applications in the electrical and electronics industry, among others.
"Röhm stands for innovation, quality and sustainability," says Horst Klink, CEO of ALBIS. "PLEXIGLAS® is one of the best-known plastic brands in the world and we are delighted to be able to expand our diverse range with these high-quality, complementary products and to further develop the markets together with this strong partner." This applies in particular to the regions of Turkey and North Africa, for which the contracts have been concluded. "We have been successfully represented in Turkey for many years, and ALBIS only opened a new location in Morocco at the end of last year. Together with Röhm and our local sales and technical team, we can now offer our customers the expanded portfolio directly," Horst Klink continues.
ALBIS is one of the world's leading distributors of engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. With technical expertise, a strong distribution network and a passion for finding the best solution, ALBIS offers its customers as an independent distributor one of the market-leading and most comprehensive product portfolios for the entire plastics processing industry. With 24 locations worldwide and 500 employees, the Hamburg-based company has a strong presence in Europe and a growing presence in EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Further information can be found at www.albis.com.
With 3,500 employees and 13 production sites worldwide, Röhm is one of the leading manufacturers in the methacrylate business. The medium-sized company with branches in Germany, China, the USA, Mexico, and South Africa has 90 years of experience in methacrylate chemistry and a strong technology platform. Our best-known brands include PLEXIGLAS®, ACRYLITE®, MERACRYL®, DEGALAN®, DEGAROUTE® and CYROLITE®.
Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) products from Röhm are sold on the European, Asian, African and Australian continent under the registered trademarks PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID®, in the Americas under the registered trademarks ACRYLITE® and ACRYMID®.
More information is available at www.roehm.com
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