Production Companies

Archroma is a globally active company in the paint and specialty chemicals field, with a clear commitment to innovation, superior quality standards, excellent service, cost-efficiency and sustainability. The company has its headquarters in Reinach near Basel (Switzerland) and employs approx. 3,000 people in more than 35 countries. Based on three core businesses – textile specialities, paper solutions, and emulsion products – Archroma supplies service and dye solutions tailored to the customer’s needs in their local markets. By developing technologies that improve the visual appeal and performance capabilities of everyday products, Archroma helps to promote people’s desire for a more emotional and sensory product experience. More product, more color, more performance, more life – “life enhanced”.

At the GENDORF Chemical Park, Archroma’s approx. 70 employees produce and develop new products on the basis of fluortelomers, which are sold to the global market as specialty products for producing and highly refining the surfaces for textile, paper, leather, and stone applications.


Archroma Germany GmbH
Tel: +49 8679 7-0 Fax: +49 8679 7-5009
enquiry@archroma.com
www.archroma.com
Clariant is a global leader in specialty chemicals field with high customer orientation and innovative products. It is represented on five continents with more than 100 group companies and employs roughly 19,000 people. The headquarters is in Muttenz near Basel, Switzerland. The GENDORF Chemical Park in Bavaria’s chemical triangle is home to the second largest Clariant facility. The site employs approx. 700 people. The focus of production at Gendorf is on chemical pre and intermediate products that are refined further within the internal network and sold to industrial customers. The products from Gendorf primarily include primary and intermediate materials for the production of detergents, fabric softeners, industrial and household cleaners, for cosmetics, body care and disinfectants, for aircraft de-icing agents, thermal transfer and brake fluids, and for petro-chemical production and processing. The most important raw materials for these products are ethylene from crude oil, fatty acids and fatty alcohols, both obtained primarily from renewable resources. In Gendorf, Clariant operates a research & development department, a technical center for process development, and a department for quality assurance and analytics. The focus of research & development activities is to develop new market-ready products quickly, and to bring these to production-ready status.

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Tel: +49 8679 7-0 Fax: +49 8679 7-5066
info.gendorf@clariant.com
www.clariant.com
Dyneon GmbH, a wholly owned 3M subsidiary, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fluoropolymers and specialized additives. Dyneon is specialized in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of fluoroelastomers, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), fluorothermoplastics and plastics additives, and is represented in more than 50 countries via the distribution channels of the parent company 3M. With its facilities for research, development, and the production of fluoromonomers and fluoropolymers, the Gendorf site functions as the company’s German headquarters. Dyneon™ high-performance plastics and rubbers are used in a wide range of applications, such as the automobile industry, aerospace, the electrical, electronic, and semi-conductor industries, the chemical industry, and in architecture. The reliability and service life of plants, machinery and motors are increased because of the outstanding properties of these high-performance polymers, such as temperature and chemical resistance, electrical insulation properties, and flexibility. All Dyneon sites for design-engineering, development, manufacturing, and service are certified to the world-wide quality standard. The production facilities were also certified in accordance with the world-wide standard for environmental management systems.

Dyneon GmbH (3M)
Tel: +49 8679 7-4709 Fax: +49 8679 3992
dyneon.europe@mmm.com
www.dyneon.eu
Global Amines is a joint venture between Clariant and Wilmar with headquarters in Singapore and own production facilities in China and in Germany/Gendorf. The company combines Wilmar’s integrated agricultural business model and strong position for plant-based fats and oils with Clariant’s technical know-how, well-established market presence for amines and amine derivatives, and the access to amine derivatives across more than a dozen Clariant production facilities around the globe. This makes Global Amines the first fully integrated and competitive company along the value chain from renewable raw materials to selected amine derivatives. Based on a fully global orientation, the company supports customers in all regions and continuously looks for growth opportunities, with the objective of becoming a new leader in the markets for fatty amines and selected amine derivatives. At the GENDORF Chemical Park, Global Amines Germany GmbH employs approx. 100 people in the nitrile-amine operation for the production of amines and derivatives. Four production areas with 11 production plants and other distillation and filling plants produce amines and derivatives used in the production of washing and cleaning agents, cosmetics, emulsifiers, coolants and lubricats, as well as brake fluid and disinfectants.

Global Amines Germany GmbH
Tel: +49 8679 7-0 Fax: +49 8679 7-4016
info.gendorf@globalamines.com
www.globalamines.com
InfraServ Gendorf operates the largest chemical park in Bavaria with the GENDORF Chemical Park, located in the center of Bavaria’s chemical triangle. Approx. 1,000 employees provide integrated solutions for the chemical and process industries. These include site services for infrastructure, security, environment, logistics, supply and waste disposal, as well as innovative, industrial services such as planning, construction and maintenance of plants. IT services tailored to the industrial environment and training programs at our in-house training academy complement the portfolio. About 70 young people complete their vocational training at InfraServ Gendorf. As wholly owned subsidiaries, InfraServ Gendorf  Technik and Bildungsakademie Inn-Salzach are part of the InfraServ Gendorf Group. Moreover, InfraServ Gendorf Group also holds shares in InfraServ Bayernwerk Gendorf GmbH for the operation of a cogeneration plant for heat and power. As the operator of the first chemical park in Bavaria, InfraServ Gendorf is a service pioneer for the sector. The company’s claim is to set the benchmark as the most attractive site operator in the chemical sector, and to be the preferred solution provider for the chemical and process industries, primarily in Bavaria’s chemical triangle.

InfraServ GmbH & Co. Gendorf KG
Tel: +49 8679 7-0 Fax: +49 8679 4545
info@infraserv.gendorf.de
www.infraserv.gendorf.de

Klöckner Pentaplast Group (kp) is among the world’s leading manufacturers of packaging, printing, and specialty solutions for pharmaceutical and medical products, foods, beverages, cards, and a wide range of other markets. Due to the broad portfolio of innovative plastic foils and associated services and a consistent marketing policy that places the focus on product integrity, safety, consumer health, and brand reputation, kp is positioned as an important player in the value-added chain of its customers. Klöckner Pentaplast was founded in 1965 as part of the emerging plastics industry in the 1960’s, with a factory in Montabaur. Today, the company operates more than 18 production facilities in 12 countries, a worldwide network of sales offices, and employs more than 3,000 people dedicated to servicing customers worldwide.

At the Gendorf site, Klöckner Pentaplast develops and produces premium foils for a wide range of technical applications. In addition to foils for adhesive tape and premium furniture surface finishing foils, the Gendorf-based product line also includes foils for adhesive tape for insulation wraps, specialty- foils for credit cards, and innovative shrink foils for the packaging industry.


Klöckner Pentaplast
Tel: +49 8679 7-4401 Fax: +49 8679 7-5065
kpinfo@kpfilms.com
www.kpfilms.com
Linde Gas is the leading gas supplier in Germany and Europe and a part of the gas business unit operated by Linde AG. Linde Gas supplies approx. 150,000 customers throughout Germany with a tight network of production and sales facilities. State of the art production plants, regular quality controls, and a supply network throughout Germany provide a maximum of supply reliability. The supply options are not only diverse, they are primarily also cost-effective: Linde Gas offers tailored and cost-effective supply concepts for each customer – ranging from 1 liter one-way bottles to 75,000 liter tanks. In addition to classic forms of supply for gasses in bottles and tanks, the supply of large users with on-site plants, or pipelines is increasingly gaining in significance. At the GENDORF Chemical Park, Linde Gas operates a plant for nitrogen liquefaction, including liquid storage (approx. 2,100 tons) and automatic tanker truck filling, as well as a plant for cleaning and liquefaction of carbon dioxide. The raw CO2 is delivered by the site partner Clariant. The cleaned and liquefied carbonic acid is food-grade and is stored in seven storage tanks with a total capacity of 2,000 tons.

Linde AG (Gases Division)
Tel: +49 89 7446-0 Fax: +49 89 7446-1216
info@de.linde-gas.com
www.linde-gas.de

With an annual capacity of 780,000 metric tonnes (1.7 billion lbs) Vinnolit, a Westlake company, is one of the leading PVC producers in Europe and the market and technical leader in specialty PVC worldwide.

National and international activities of the company are managed from Ismaning, near Munich. Production sites are in Burghausen, Gendorf, Knapsack, Cologne, Schkopau and Hillhouse (UK). With 1,400 staff, Vinnolit has an annual turnover of approx. EUR 900 million.

Vinnolit produces and markets a wide range of PVC products covering all kinds of PVC applications, e.g. in the building & construction sector, in the automobile industry or in the medical sector. Whether the PVC is for flooring, wall covering, window profiles, pipes, rigid film, technical coatings, automotive sealants, cable sheathing or medical applications, Vinnolit is able to offer a suitable solution for all demands.

Additionally Vinnolit produces and markets intermediates such as caustic soda, vinyl chloride and tin tetrachloride, which are required in the chemical industry as well as in many other branches.

Vinnolit participates in the worldwide Responsible Care programme of the chemical industry to continuously improve safety, health and environmental protection and supports VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment of the European PVC industry towards sustainable development, as ‘Official Partner’ financially, ideally and through active participation.


Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG
Tel: +49 8679 7-5618 Fax: +49 8679 7-3044
info@vinnolit.com
www.vinnolit.com

W. L. Gore & Associates is a leading manufacturer of advanced technology products for the electronic, industrial, fabrics and medical markets. The company’s product portfolio features a diverse array of innovations, including everything from guitar strings to life-saving cardiovascular devices. The company is headquartered in Newark, Del., USA, posts annual sales of around USD 3 billion, and employs more than 10,000 associates worldwide. Gore has repeatedly been listed among the best places to work in the United States and in the U.K., Germany, France, Sweden and Italy. Approximately 1.500 associates of W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH work in four Bavarian locations in Putzbrunn, Feldkirchen, Pleinfeld and Burgkirchen, supporting the full range of Gore’s product portfolio. In Putzbrunn, Gore produces membranes, fabrics, filters and sealants for a multitude of applications as well as functional textiles. In Feldkirchen-Westerham, associates are responsible for sales, marketing and production of functional textiles for end-users. Gore’s activities as Europe-wide reputated manufacturer of Bike Wear and Running Wear are also centered at the Feldkirchen- Westerham plant. Gore’s two Pleinfeld plants are dedicated to production and sales of electronic products. At the GENDORF Chemical Park Gore sets up a small-scale production facility for fluoropolymers. This new facility emphasizes Gore’s commitment to fluoropolymer innovation and is an investment in the core technology of the company. Gore started to construct the facility in autumn 2010. The controlled operation has started in 2014 with around 30 associates.

 


W. L. Gore & Associates
Tel: +49 89 4612-0 Fax: +49 89 4612-2300
mhaag@wlgore.com
www.wlgore.com