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At Olbrich Group (Bocholt, Germany) much has changed since the integration of Polytype Converting. New structures and an even more comprehensive offering to the customers are regarded as positive signs for the future of the machinery experts. C2 in an exclusive interview with CEO Bastian Kuhl, CTO Rolf Langkamp and CSO Esa-Matti Aalto.

OLBRICH GmbH and Polytype Converting GmbH: both companies merged under one roof

Bocholt/Germany, Dec. 22, 2020: As of January 01, 2020, Polytype Converting GmbH has been merged under company law into OLBRICH GmbH.

The brands’ Polytype Converting and OLBRICH will continue to serve their customers in their markets and branches.

Update COVID-19: We keep serving you while protecting everyone

The current global corona pandemic affects all of our lives and our daily business. In this challenging time, the health and safety of our employees, partners and customers is our absolute priority.

We continue to adhere to WHO and local government guidelines, expanding our preventive measures.

Esa-Matti Aalto strengthens the Management of OLBRICH GmbH

The machinery and plant manufacturer OLBRICH enlarge their management team: Since 1 October, 2020 Esa-Matti Aalto is, as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) in the company located at Bocholt, responsible for the Service and Sales departments. The 45-year old thus strengthens the existing management consisting of Bastian Kuhl (CEO) and Rolf Langkamp (CTO).

Update: Reinforcing our service

Jürgen Scholten has recently joined our service team. Jürgen is a qualified toolmaker and has trained as a mechanical engineering technician in development and engineering design and business technician.


He has 40 years of industrial experience, 20 years of which he spent in the field of web guided systems. His previous fields of activity include engineering, plant project planning and service sales/order processing.

Article in "C2 International":

New developments in the adhesive coating of labels which prove that recipes can be slimmed down down to what is actually needed

Article in "Coating International":

Sustainable disruptive innovation- coping with growth in a rapidly changing business environment.

OLBRICH takes over Polytype Converting completely

After the successful market entry in the first two years, OLBRICH GmbH has taken over the remaining shares from Jagenberg AG and now owns 100% of Polytype Converting GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) and Polytype Converting AG (Fribourg, Switzerland).

News: Quicker drying

Thanks to a further development, the proven VACUTEX® technology from Polytype Converting is now also suited for drying processes in aluminium coating

Tired of wasting Silicone? Fed up with Misting?

A breakthrough solution that eliminates misting in silicone coating applications.


Interview in "COATING International" with Josef Döing (Olbrich) and Esa-Matti Aalto (Polytype Converting)

LUMI TECHNOLOGY (TW) starts-up new R&D pilot coating machine supplied by Polytype Converting

In order to fulfil their targets of further expanding their development of technologies and product ranges, LUMI TECHNOLOGY decided to invest in a new Polytype Converting pilot coating machine.

Curtain coating processes are gaining ground

The market shows an increasing demand for the multi-layer curtain coating technology. The magazine C2 recently published an article focusing on this technology, which offers convincing advantages.

Industry Expert on Board

Polytype Converting has further strengthened its sales force with the recruitment of Fabian Umbach, a renowned industry expert. Fabian has many years of experience in various areas of the converting industry.

“No other offer could convince us like this one”

The Italian converter Rossella put a new silicone coating line of Polytype Converting into operation.

Flexible lines for versatile products

With numerous new developments of adhesive systems, OLBRICH’s solutions find remarkable success in the tape and label industries.

Road to success

OLBRICH strengthens its converting activities in the field of paper and films at Coating Technology Hamburg (CTH) and further expands the sites.

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