Armacell Benelux appoints Composite Essential Materials distributor for PET foam cores in US

Thimister-Clermont, 11th January 2017 - To support its ambitious growth strategy in the North American market, Armacell Benelux, is pleased to announce the appointment of Composite Essential Materials as distributor of its PET foam core product portfolio.

“Our new global PET core production setup, with a 3rd PET foam extrusion line in our Canadian plant to be operational Q1/2017, will form the basis for the continuation of the successful business with our American wind turbine customers and open the door for new markets and applications identified in the marine, transportation as well as the infrastructure and automotive industry where composites are increasingly used“, says Henri Chapelle, General Manager Sales & Marketing. “The cooperation represents a great opportunity for us to more rapidly penetrate these new applications and we see Composite Essential Materials as one of the key partners to support our growth strategy in the North American business”, he adds.

"We are extremely excited about our supply partnership with Armacell, and the perfect fit they are in our strategy to hand pick the best quality products in the world to provide to our Marine, Transportation, and Building and Construction customers", explains Nick Dan, CEO Composite Essential Materials. "Our capabilities of converting sheet goods into infusion grade materials, providing CnC kits for stream lining manufacturing, and producing large thermally fused FRP panels , now with the high value add of Armacell PET cores, makes us much more relevant in the industry of composites with our customers", Dan adds.

The distribution agreement covers Armacell’s complete range of PET foams, structural foam boards (PET Core) and thin flexible sheets (PET Foil), both 100% made of recycled PET and thus unique foam core materials in the composite industry.

About Composite Essential Materials
Composite Essential Materials, Port Saint Lucie (Fl) was formed in 2013 taking over the 25 year old 3M / Nida-Core business, serves a global audience hand sourcing and partnering with the highest quality manufacturers of composites products in the world. CEM prides its business upon providing complete solutions from plug to mold, the largest portfolio of core options with kit cutting capabilities, and the structural adhesives trusted to bond parts together. As well as, a portfolio of full infusion solutions start to finish. CEM serves markets such as Marine, Wind, Automotive, Transportation, Aircraft, Sign, and is highly noted for its work in Building and Construction.



Belinda Janson
Marketing & Communication Manager PET Core Global
Tel.: +32 87 325070