ALBIS named sole supplier of Luranyl PPE in the UK and Ireland

ALBIS (U.K.) Limited, a subsidiary of ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, the global specialist for the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics, has been selected as sole supplier of Luranyl PPE in the UK and Irish markets with immediate effect. Luranyl PPE is manufactured by Romira GmbH, a German producer of thermoplastic compounds.

“We are very pleased with the new distribution agreement, which demonstrates an expansion of our trusting partnership with Romira. It is also an expression of confidence in ALBIS UK’s excellent technical performance in the UK and Irish markets”, commented Josephine Bagnall, Commercial Director of ALBIS (U.K.) Limited.

Luranyl is especially well positioned for applications in electric and electronic sectors. It has fantastic dimensional stability which allows complex parts to retain shape during use. Low water absorbtion coupled with high heat resistance makes it particularly suitable in end uses where there is continuous contact with water like housings for metering, pumps and filtration products. In addition, Luranyl has a good inherent flame retardance with self extinguishing properties without dripping. High chemical resistance makes it the material of choice for boiler exhaust parts which are in contact with potentially corrosive chemical condensates.

High stiffness and temperature performance allows Luranyl also to be used in the automotive industry for low wall thickness parts, which reduces weight and overall material usage.

Thanks to ALBIS’s broad product portfolio of outstanding technical thermoplastics and its strong technical and application development capabilities, it is able to work collaboratively with OEMs, tier one suppliers and thermoplastic processors.

In a recent development in the automotive sector, ALBIS helped UK injection moulding company Advanced Plastics and their customer Sapa Automotive - a large international supplier of coated parts - on a Roof Rail Cover component made from Luranyl HT (high temperature) PPE+PA.

Prior to working with ALBIS, Sapa was incurring a huge scrap rate when powder coating pre-series moulded in original intent material.

Through its technical competence and application development experience, ALBIS UK recommended a special grade of Luranyl HT.

Advanced Plastics and Sapa were reticent to change the material due to the approach of the OEM’s launch date. However, the unsustainable scrap rate mitigated the risk of such a late change.

The key property of the Luranyl HT grade is the surface resistivity of the material, aiding the powder coating process and allowing for more positive results than the incumbent grade. ALBIS UK provided technical support to trial the material at different conditions to provide a scope of mouldings. As it transpired, the powder coating quality wasn’t dramatically affected by the processing conditions.

Finally, the current scrap rate (post-powder coating) has been drastically reduced by changing to Luranyl, and it remains consistently at a very low level.

ALBIS (U.K.) Limited, located in Knutsford, England, is a 100 percent subsidiary of ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, the global specialist for the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics. The decision by ROMIRA to appoint ALBIS as the sole Luranyl supplier in the UK is recognition of ALBIS’ strength as a reliable and competent partner for technical polymer engineering solutions.

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