INNOVATION WITH TRADITION

For 120 years we have been setting milestones in modern bonding and sealing. Together with our customers we are continuing this successful tradition. Join us and travel through time with KÖMMERLING

History

2015

KÖMMERLING growing in England

Chemicals Innovation Limited (CIL) located in Preston, UK, a manufacturer of high-performance adhesives for rubber/metal bonds, becomes part of KOMMERLING UK and strengthens the KÖMMERLING product portfolio in the area of Transport.

2013

Joining Royal to become part of the global Top Ten

Royal Adhesives and Sealants become the new owner of ADCO Global. This means that KÖMMERLING becomes a member of the Royal Adhesives and Sealants Group and now belongs to the Top Ten companies worldwide in the adhesives and sealants industry.

2009

KÖMMERLING in Asia

AKNJ Photo_180pxKÖMMERLING establishes a new production site in Nanjing, China to supply the Asian market in the areas of Insulating Glass, Solar Technology and Transport.

2005

Commitment to occupational health and safety and environmental protection

Certification of the entire management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management), DIN EN ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management).

2003

KÖMMERLING - the insulating glass specialist

KÖMMERLING takes over the insulating glass product sector from Chemetall along with the production site in Langelsheim, thereby becoming the global market leader in the area of polysulfide sealants.

2000

Off to new horizons

KÖMMERLING Chemische Fabrik GmbH is acquired by ADCO Global Inc. in Chicago/Illinois. ADCO now has seven sites worldwide – in America, Europe and Asia – with more than 700 employees.

1997

Anniversary

The company celebrates its 100-year anniversary.historie-jubilaeum

1995

Responsibility for quality

As one of the first manufacturers of adhesives and sealant systems, KÖMMERLING gets certified in accordance with the internationally recognised quality management standard DIN ISO 9001.

1989

Adhesives for the automotive industry

KÖMMERLING starts to market elastic adhesives based on polyurethane (Körapur) and silane-terminated polymers (Körapop).

1969

Pioneer in insulating glass sealants

KÖMMERLING is the first company worldwide to present a primer-less polysulfide-based sealant system (GD 116) for insulating glass secondary seals.

1965

Solvent welding – an innovation

With the development of the Köratac range, KÖMMERLING creates the European-wide basis for industrial solvent welding.

1954

Milestone "Technical Adhesives"

With the establishment of the business area “Technical Adhesives” and the development of the Körapox product family, KÖMMERLING sets a milestone for modern constructive adhesives.

1949

Kövulfix revolutionises the footwear industry

Koevulfix_180pxKÖMMERLING produces the world’s first contact adhesive on the basis of synthetic rubber. This pioneering development revolutionises shoe manufacturing in Europe.

1897

Foundation

 

karl-koemmerlingKarl Kömmerling founds the Karl Kömmerling oHG. He supplies the steadily growing footwear industry in Pirmasens with adhesives such as wheat gluten, lasting glue or celluloid adhesive. In the following years, KÖMMERLING starts its own development and production of adhesives.