“The plan is to grow the market for Alcan Airex in Turkey and then invest in a core material conversion facility at METYX Composites' new factory, which will be built in 2009, at our Istanbul headquarters. This will further increase the service levels offered to METYX Composites customers, while providing for shorter lead times and flexible production," says Ugur Ustunel, Vice President New Business Development, METYX Composites.

Alcan Airex manufactures core materials including AIREX® and BALTEK®, which are used in lightweight sandwich structures.

“In the first quarter of 2008, METYX Composites' sales of Alcan Airex products surpassed our expectations by far,” says Fredi Kaufmann, Regional Sales Manager, Alcan Airex. “We are excited about our cooperation with METYX Composites as well as the prospects of taking Alcan Airex to various industries in Turkey and evolving in the market.”