In the course of the company’s over 100-year long history, there have been many events that have shaped the company and to some extent the entire converting sector.
A company with a future
Moving forward is a top priority at KROENERT. Our company looks well ahead into the future to ensure your lines are always at the cutting edge of technology and that innovative solutions are to be found that meet your requirements. But this farsightedness is built on the firm foundation of a 100-year tradition. New developments draw on expertise and experience.
This year we will have delivered 5 high-speed contact adhesive and silicone lines
Continuous advancement of the anilox roller process and the pressure chamber blade, with more than 300 systems now delivered
Delivery of two lines with intermittent coating for fuel cell production.
Newly developed silicone system
First inline OPV production line
Patent: intermittent coating with slot die
Market launch of the modular MCO 5000
Development of the bead coat method
First line for battery electrode coating
Market launch of narrow-band line LabCo
World record in the Technology Center – LF lamination at 800 m/min
Development of sleeve technology for anilox roll coating
Patent: edge extraction for curtain technology
Commissioning of the world’s widest and fastest test facility
Patent for dispersion adhesive coating using curtain technology.
Edge trim for curtain technology
First line made by KROENERT to incorporate curtain technology and patented advancements
Development of the pressure chamber blade MPG 600 CI
Epoxy resin coating system, for solvent-free production of prepregs in roller form.
Growing environmental awareness prompts the chemical industry to develop new products such as solvent-free laminating adhesives and solvent-free silicones for label production. KROENERT works closely with the chemical industry. The company’s large in-house research centre is crucial to development. New machine concepts and coating methods (5-roller technology) are developed.
Development of coating technology for self-adhesive label hotmelts – the independent product line for this is called PAK 400
The RECO series is born. RECO stands for REverse COating.
A well-known trademark, the RECO remains to this day the most widely built and most versatile machine type in the KROENERT product range.
Glue laminating line for paper and thin aluminium foil built for the first time in its distinctive shape with large drying cylinders. Later this family of machines was named GROTHA – after a Dutch customer in the wholesale paper trade.
The first paraffinizing and laminating machine called the “KÖNIG” also sees the light of day in 1922 –
it is the start of a long and successful development in the construction of wax coating and laminating machines.
Shortly after being established, KROENERT moves to Schützenstrasse in 1905 – where we are still based to this day.
This picture shows the oldest existing view of the first company premises. It is an engraving that was printed on business cards at the time.