Alcan Granted Global Exclusivity by Cyclics on CBT Resin

11 June 2004

Alcan Composites and Cyclics Europe GmbH are to co-operate for the development and commercialization of Cyclics' CBT resin in key strategic markets.

CBT resin is an innovative plastic that allows new material combinations for the composites industry. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Cyclics, the manufacturer of CBT resin, has granted a global exclusivity to Alcan Composites for the marketing and sales activities for CBT(R) resin based composite materials targeting display and graphic arts, architecture markets, as well as general industry infrastructure applications. ""CBT resin with its unique characteristics will enable a considerable improvement to both process productivity and product performance, making it a very attractive new semi-finished material for future applications"", says Georg Reif, president of Alcan Composites.

""Our alliance with Alcan Composites helps us deliver our unique plastic resins to the architecture, construction and general industry infrastructure markets,"" said Roman Eder, Managing Director, Cyclics GmbH. ""Alcan Composites brings world class expertise in manufacturing technology and market access via their global distribution network.""

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