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INAM Welcomes the Otto Krahn Group as Newest Industry Member

Berlin, Germany (24 June 2021)—INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials is happy to announce the Otto Krahn Group as their newest Industry member. Otto Krahn joins a network of over 70 companies and institutions who are all passionate about innovation in Advanced Materials.

INAM is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials. Their mission is to support innovative ideas, products and processes in the field of Advanced Materials with the aim to accelerate the global market entry of technology innovations by providing access to infrastructure and collaboration between corporates, startups and research institutions.

“Having key industry members is vital for any network organization,” said Antonia Caraveteanu, Managing Director of INAM. “Without them innovation would never move forward. INAM is looking forward to working and collaborating with the Otto Krahn Group to help accelerate innovation in the thermoplastics, recycling and chemical spaces.”

A brief profile of the Otto Krahn Group

Otto Krahn Group GmbH is the holding company of the globally active Otto Krahn Group. It defines strategic guidelines and at the same time takes on the role of a professional service provider to support Group companies with the development of successful and sustainable growth strategies. Overall, the family-owned Otto Krahn Group, which includes plastics distributor ALBIS, plastics compounder MOCOM, the KRAHN Chemie Group and the recycling specialist WIPAG, is represented in more than 30 countries. In the 2019 financial year, the Otto Krahn Group employed a total of around 1,600 people and its global turnover was €1.3 billion.

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ALBIS Distribution GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world's leading globally operating companies in the distribution of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. With technical know-how, a strong distribution network and a passion for the best solution, ALBIS offers its customers as an independent distributor one of the market-leading and most comprehensive product portfolios for the entire plastics processing industry. With 24 locations worldwide and 450 employees, the company, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is strongly represented in Europe with a growing presence in EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information visit


MOCOM is one of the world's leading compounders of thermoplastic polymers and offers the plastics processing industry a comprehensive range of high-performance plastics and technical compound solutions. In addition to the specialties (Alcom®, Tedur® PPS) and customized products (Altech®, Altech NXT PP®, Alfater XL® TPV), our portfolio contains a variety of high-quality Near-To-Prime® recycling products (Altech® ECO, Alfater XL® ECO). As a former division of ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH and part of the Otto Krahn Group, MOCOM builds on 50 years of experience. More than 700 employees develop and manufacture high-performance, competitive material solutions in close cooperation with customers combining a deep technical understanding and process know how with many years of experience and enthusiasm for their products. At three German locations as well as in Duncan, South Carolina (USA) and Changshu (China), MOCOM produces a consistently high level of quality worldwide and according to global specifications. All sites are certified to IATF 16949. For more information visit


WIPAG is a specialist for the production of compounds using plastics processing as well as the implementation of individual recycling management concepts as part of industrial waste disposal. Using innovative recycling technologies, the company processes plastic waste streams that are then reused as valuable materials in the products of well-known brand manufacturers. The high-tech, lightweight construction compound "WIC," which is made from secondary carbon fiber, is also part of the WIPAG sustainable portfolio. Established in 1991, the company now has more than 80 employees at two locations in Germany and has since 2018 been part of the family-owned and globally active Otto Krahn Group.

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About KRAHN Chemie

KRAHN Chemie is a chemical distribution company with a history spanning over 100 years. Its core competences are the sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and heat transfer fluids. The KRAHN Group offers its more than 5,000 customers an extensive and high-quality product range, technical services and in-house laboratory support. KRAHN works closely together with international chemical manufacturers. They benefit from KRAHN’s target-oriented and sustainable marketing of their products in Europe — utilizing deep knowledge of local markets. KRAHN supplies products to the following processing industries: coatings, construction, adhesives and sealants, plastics, rubber, technical ceramics, lubricants, cleaning and disinfection, personal care as well as all industrial sectors in which heating and cooling circuits are used. In 2019, the KRAHN Chemie Group reported a turnover of approximately EUR 225 million and currently employs a staff of 235. The company's headquarters are situated in Hamburg, Germany. Subsidiaries and local sales teams have been established in Benelux, France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Sweden, Great Britain, Spain, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and China.

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About INAM

INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials. INAM’s goal is to enable the right connections and make technological innovations become reality by working closely with startups, SMEs, corporations and research institutes to start, grow and transform the development of Advanced Materials.

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