3A Composites acquires PNG Balsa

News | 30.10.2014

3A Composites (, a division of Schweiter Technologies, a company listed on the Swiss Stock exchange (SWTQ), informed today about the signing to acquire PNGB (

3A Composites, a world leader in the production and distribution of structural core materials, has signed a contract to acquire PNGB. PNGB is a world class producer of Balsa with its own plantations in Papua New Guinea. “This is a great addition to the existing businesses of 3A Composites. This acquisition will ensure the future growth of our Balsa wood related business” says Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials. “The combination of these two world class organizations will further improve the quality and accessibility of Balsa wood globally. Additionally, this will help all customers to source stable, affordable, high quality product in the future” adds Roman Thomassin.  Pierre Monéton, Managing Director of PNGB adds, “This will ensure a healthy and steady growth for PNGB in the future, while providing us access to new markets, customers, and products”.

About 3A Composites Core Materials:

3A Composites Core Materials is a global organizational unit within 3A Composites, with operations in Europe, North America, South America, India and China. The branded products AIREX® and BALTEK® have pioneered the sandwich technology for almost 70 years. Fabricators use these core materials to make innovative, lightweight sandwich structures for the wind energy, marine and transportation markets as well as other industrial applications. 3A Composites Core Materials is the global leader in answering the markets’ and users' needs for sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly materials to enable the production of lighter and thus more energy efficient end products. In the wind energy market, its core materials are a key factor for growth in the generation of renewable energy.


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Airex AG
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Sins, Switzerland
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