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About 3A Composites

© Peter Bennetts & Rob Ramsay

3A Composites GmbH has developed manufactured and marketed high-quality aluminum composite panels, structural composite material, plastic sheets and lightweight foam boards for architecture, visual communication and transport & industry markets since 1969. The company’s famous brands ALUCOBOND®, DIBOND®, ALUCORE®, KAPA® and FOREX®, have established its reputation as a global company.

Following the integration of the Polycasa group in April 2015, 3A Composites GmbH has extended its product portfolio with a wide choice of plastic sheet to strengthen its position as a diverse and leading manufacturer of materials for display, building and industrial applications in Europe.

3A Composites GmbH is part of the international 3A Composites Group. The group belongs to the listed company Schweiter Technologies headquartered in Steinhausen, Switzerland. 3A Composites, formerly known as Alcan Composites, is an independent division of Schweiter Technologies since December 1st, 2009 and has approximately 4,600 employees worldwide. In addition to the above mentioned market segments, 3A Composites focuses on wind energy and the marine market with their trademarks AIREX® and BALTEK®.


  • 1956 Airex AG founded in Sins, Aargau by Lonza
  • 1969 Development of KAPA® and ALUCOBOND®
  • 1980 Development of FOREX®
  • 1990 alusuisse composites is founded
  • 1992 DIBOND® is launched in Singen
  • 1994 Plant expansion for the production of ALUCORE®
  • 2000 Alcan takes over Alusuisse
  • 2006 Development of SMART-X®
  • 2007 RioTinto takes over Alcan | HYLITE® is launched
  • 2009 Schweiter Technologies takes over Alcan Composites
  • 2010 Alcan Composites becomes 3A Composites
  • 2012 3A Composites takes over Foamalite
  • 2015 3A Composites takes over Polycasa | DISPA® is launched
  • 2017 3A Composites takes over Athlone Extrusions
  • 2019 3A Composites takes over Perspex International Ltd.


3A Composites GmbH

Alusingenplatz 1
78224 Singen
Phone: +49 7731 941-3500
Fax: +49 7731 941-3510


3A Composites USA Inc.

721 Jetton Street,
Suite 325
Davidson, NC
Phone: +1 800 626 3365


3A Composites China Ltd.

1902 Hong Kong
Prosperity Tower
763 Mengzi Road
Phone: +86 21 6315 8550


3A Composites India Pvt. Ltd.

Solitaire Corporate Park,
Mathuradas Vasanji Marg,
Mumbai 400093
Phone: +91 22 4265 4500