A Message from Management: Q4 – Pioneering Solutions in a Shifting Economy

Thursday September 7, 2023

A Business Update from Vice President & General Manager Michel Merkx


“The US and global economy remain rather strained and ‘certainly uncertain’. Although supply chain reliance and (raw) material availability have improved over the last 18 months, cost inflation in many categories continues to affect our business.


The various markets, channels and customers we serve are all impacted by these dynamics, but we do see important differences and interesting opportunities in each of them.


From Automotive to Building & Construction, and Graphics to Shoe & Leather goods, every challenge creates new ideas for our team to find alternate solutions to help customers grow, save cost and/or become more efficient.


This desire to help and support is in the DNA of the ABI / Ideal Tape team and is the foundation of our family-owned American Biltrite culture and core values (Integrity, Customer driven, Health & Safety, Teamwork and Social Responsibility).


We are excited to launch new products and provide novel solutions for Appliance and Metal protection and environmentally responsible tapes for the footwear and automotive market.


Contact our worldclass commercial and technical teams in the USA, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, China and South Korea with any engineering or application challenge you have, and we will be delighted to offer our expertise.


Thank you, stay safe and with warm regards,

Michel Merkx”


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