Innovation has a great history at Lohmann. Since its founding in 1851 the company can look back on numerous new developments and product launches. In the 1920s and 30s Lohmann made the headlines with the development of its innovative plaster bandages “Cellona” and “Porelast”. Especially the elastic plaster bandage “Porleast” revolutionized the market for wound care and still today is the basis for functional bandages.
In 1938 Lohmann started the production of double-sided adhesive tapes. This is still the core business and up until now Lohmann has applied for more than 1440 patents concerning adhesive bonding solutions. In 1951 the market for graphical products was opened. With the product range DuploFLEX® Lohmann extended her product portfolio to plate mounting tapes for the printing industry. The tried-and-tested DuploFLEX® 5 series has become an integral part of today’s printing industry. In the following years Lohman invented numerous other innovative bonding solutions like the mirror bonding tape DuploCOLL® 918, or double-sided adhesive tapes for external automotive components.
The development of elastic side panels for diapers, the so-called FlexEAR® EVOlution series, was another milestone in the history of the hygiene market. Lohmann’s latest innovation, though, are the Structural Bonding Films (SBF). They come into action when the borders of structural bonding need to be surpassed. The building of the new Technology-Center is Lohmann’s clear “yes” to a sustainable and innovative future. Here a space was created where the “Bonding Engineers” can develop the ideas of tomorrow.
Since 2010 the Innovation Award has been an integral part of Lohmann’s company culture. During the yearly Global Management Meeting the Executive Board choses interdisciplinary teams, who live according to and enhance a culture of innovation at Lohmann, as winners of the Innovation Award.
It is awarded in the categories: “Process Excellence”, “Product Innovation”, and “Market Innnovation”.
The Innovation Award illustrates the tremendous meaning innovation has for the “Bonding Engineers.”
At Lohmann we consciously create space for innovation. The new Technology Center at our headquarters in Neuwied is the latest step in this development.
A modern office and laboratory area of more than 1 200 m² is used by our employees every day. Besides the open and modern conference rooms, the TEC Center is also home to the High-Performance-Coating-Line (HPCL), one of the world’s most modern coating lines.
Find out more about the TEC Center here.