INNOVATIVE. FLEXIBLE. VERSATILE.
For half a century VPF has been supporting and shaping the European market for self-adhesive materials and coatings as an idea generator, reliable partner and problem solver.
Expertise and a strong focus on customer and market needs are the foundations on which we develop innovative solutions. With our state-of-the-art production facilities, dedication and flexibility, we turn these solutions into quality products for paper and film applications of all kinds.
Our standard portfolio already offers a huge variety of options to cover all application areas (pharmaceuticals, medical, chemical and engineering industry, food and beverages, cosmetics, logistics, and much more).
And developing new, personalised and tailor-made self-adhesive solutions is part of our daily business. Innovative – flexible – versatile.
UNIQUE VPF MODULAR SYSTEM
The secret of VPF’s success is our consistent focus on non-standard self-adhesive materials, with adhesive-free zones, coloured adhesives and other custom specifications, with fast delivery and small minimum order quantities.
This is based on the unique VPF modular system comprising more than 400 film and paper labelstocks, over 30 specialty adhesives covering all modern self-adhesive technologies, and a large variety of siliconised paper and film liners with different release values.
In addition to this, VPF‘s long experience in the self-adhesive labels market makes us a reliable partner for contract coating and the development of special solutions to meet specific customer needs.
HISTORY / MILESTONES
|Establishment of VPF in Wuppertal (Germany) as an independent coater of self-adhesive materials using solvent-based adhesives|
|1967||Establishment of VPF in Wuppertal (Germany) as an independent coater of self-adhesive materials using solvent-based adhesives|
|1978||Relocation within Wuppertal and investment in the first coating line for dispersion adhesives|
|1988||Establishment of a second production site in Sprockhövel – investment in an additional coating line for dispersions|
|1990||Construction of a new warehouse in Sprockhövel|
|1991||Relocation of the company administration to the new headquarters in Sprockhövel|
|1993||Increase in capacity through the addition of a third dispersion coater|
|2004||Beginning of a consistent focus on non-standard self-adhesive materials based on a modular system with adhesive-free zones, colored adhesives and other custom specifications, with fast delivery of small minimum order quantities.|
|2008||Expansion of coating technology through the addition of a coater for hot melt adhesives and UV acrylic hotmelts, plus building up laboratory capabilities|
|2008||Initial certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001|
|2011||Initial certification of the environmental management system according to ISO 14001|
|2013||UL certification for selected polyester products|
|2014||FSC Certification (CoC) for the processing of paper products from sustainably managed forestry|
|2014||Relocation of adhesive formulating operations and centralisation of all coating lines at the headquarters in Sprockhövel|
|2015||Complete upgrade (retrofit) of the dispersion lines to reflect the latest state of the art|
|2017||Extension of our Administration Building as well as of our Laboratory and Product Development Capabilities|
Invested in new dryer technology