Nordkirchen / Rorschach, 30 June 2017. Ampack AG based in Rorschach, Switzerland, is now exclusively responsible for the international distribution of the coloured Ampatop F Color façade membrane. The diffusion-free, permanently UV-stable premium product was developed by CaPlast Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH in Nordkirchen.

The coating specialists have combined a variety of building physics properties in the completely new façade membrane they have developed. It also facilitates customised shades of colour in the façade design. For instance, the polyurethane-based Ampatop F Color is not only diffusion-resistant and permanently UV-stable, but also highly scratch-resistant, resistant to oil and surfactants and permanently lightfast and colour-fast. Accessory components, such as the transparent, also permanently UV-resistant Ampacoll F Color adhesive tap facilitate professional, high-quality processing right down to the last detail. In addition to selected standard colours, customised colours are also offered in smaller quantities.

The consulting expertise of the Swiss, as well as the supply of products from one source, were particularly strong arguments in favour of the partnership. CaPlast managing director Frederik Schaefer: “The market launch of this new façade membrane is a consequence of our company philosophy. In the high-rise building sector in particular we are mainly concerned with providing long-lasting and high-quality coating solutions for building envelopes, as well as a sustainable improvement in product quality. We have gained a premium sales partner in Ampack that has established itself as a specialist for building envelopes over the past seven decades. Through its own branches in Germany, Austria, France and Italy, it is able to advise architects, craftsmen and trade partners in detail about the advantages of Ampatop F Color in terms of the building physics, design freedom and sustainability.”

Andreas Deschwanden, CEO of Ampack AG, is also convinced of the advantages: "The long-term partnership of our companies will be decisively strengthened by this step." This strategic alliance extends our product portfolio for the façade sector and simultaneously our customer portfolio. The system and the outstanding range of colours ensure there are almost no limits where the realisation of individual high-quality façades is concerned. This is a challenge for us in the consulting area and certainly an approach with which to further expand our position in the market.”

About CaPlast

CaPlast Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH has been specialising in the high-quality coating of a wide variety of carrier materials since 1967. As a subsidiary of the long-established Mehler AG, it is integrated within the globally active KAP Beteiligungs-AG group and has outstanding financial strength allied to broad market and application expertise. This ensures continuous investment in high-tech facilities in addition to global customer proximity. In cooperation with well-known industry partners, CaPlast develops innovative solutions for the most diverse applications. The main fields of operation range from a diverse product line in the construction sector to special developments in the automotive construction industry. The aspiration of proving itself every day as a specialist in the provision of customised coatings is ensured by means of a clear strategy coupled with the continuous further training of the workforce.

About Ampack

Ampack was founded in 1946 and was originally active in the packaging industry. For instance it developed water and moisture-proof packaging for large-scale machinery that was transported overseas. But overall solutions which are mature in physical and technical terms for the construction industry also soon formed part of their offer. The company has constantly built on these experiences. In collaboration with leading global manufacturers and industry associations, their offer and expertise grew in equal measure. Now, some 70 years later, Ampack AG is one of the leading providers of solutions for the sealing of building envelopes against steam, air, wind, water and noise in Central Europe.