3A Composites - 5/4/2010
World's Leading Substrates Provider Under New Name
With the recently completed acquisition of Alcan Composites by Schweiter Technologies, a Swiss company,
executives are pleased to announce that the business now will be known as 3A Composites as it continues to
manufacture and sell its well-known product lines for the graphic display, building cladding, furniture, home
construction and transportation industries. 3A Composites employs 2,700 employees in 21 locations in Europe,
the Americas and Asia.
Sales and marketing offices for 3A Composites USA are based in Mooresville, N.C. The company’s leading
product brands sold in North America, Central America and South America, including the Caribbean, include:
Alucobond®, Dibond®, Fome-Cor®, Sintra®, Gator®, Omni-Flute™, Gator-Ply®, Syn-Ply® and Luxcell®.
Manufacturing facilities for these products are located in Benton, Ky., Glasgow, Ky., and Statesville, N.C.
The 3A Composites name is reminiscent of the three powerful company brands which preceded it: Alcan,
Alusuisse and Airex.
“Our new business name reflects our organization’s unequaled reputation for quality in the industries that we
serve,” said Brendan Cooper, president, 3A Composites USA. “While our overall business name will change,
customers in each of these industries will still be able to rely on our trusted well-established product lines. Our
customers will continue to derive high value from the world’s leading composite substrates.”
“Our highest priority at 3A Composites will continue to be to meet customer needs with value-added products
backed by outstanding customer service,” said W. Jay Wynne, vice president, sales and marketing, 3A
Composites USA. “Although our company name has changed, the familiar names and faces in our customer-
focused organization have not. As 3A Composites, we stand ready to meet or exceed our customers’
expectations for high-quality products and service.”