Establishment of a Nabaltec Office in Shanghai, China
From September 1, 2013 Mr Hank Xue will operate out of the Shanghai office of Nabaltec AG as Product Manager China and East-Asia for the Business Division Functional Fillers. Mr Xue will serve our existing customers within that area together and in close collaboration with the well established distribution network of Nabaltec and extend our presence to the next level.
The foundation of our first representation in Asia is a clear signal to our customers and partners in Asia that Nabaltec intends after the successful start up of our joint venture in the USA, to promote more intensively the benefits and advantages gained by the operation of Nashtec in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
In combination with the established collaboration with Sumitomo Chemical, Inorganic Division, Nabaltec has now a first-class presence and access to the two most innovative markets China and Japan in Asia.
Nabaltec AG, with registered office in Schwandorf, a chemicals business which has received multiple awards for innovativeness, manufactures, develops and distributes highly specialized products based on aluminum hydroxide ("ATH") and aluminum oxide, as well as other raw materials, on an industrial scale through its "Functional Fillers" and "Technical Ceramics" divisions. The company's product range includes halogen-free flame retardant fillers and eco-friendly additives for the plastics industry. Flame retardant fillers are used e.g. in cables in tunnels, airports, high-rise buildings and electronic devices, while additives replace stabilizers containing heavy metals in PVC processing. Nabaltec also produces base materials for use in technical ceramics, the refractory industry and catalysis. Unlike halogenated flame retardant fillers, the products manufactured by the company's "Functional Fillers" division contain no hazardous substances and do not require separate disposal. Rather, the company's flame retardant fillers actually decrease the development of fumes hazardous to human health and the environment in the event of fire. Nabaltec maintains production sites in Germany and the US and plans to continue to consolidate its market position by expanding capacity, further optimizing processes and quality and making strategic extensions to its product range. On the strength of its specialty products, the company strives to attain the market leadership in each segment.