Willy Hesselmann founds Planatol and manufactures synthetic resin-based cold glues.
Foundation of the Wetzel company as a sales partner of BASF for Kaurit glues.
Presentation of a binding machine for threadless bookbinding at the 1st drupa.
First longitudinal gluing equipment for fold-gluing in rotary printing presses.
Installation of the first cross-web gluing equipment in a rotary printing press.
Foundation of Planatol France
Takeover of Biolink as specialist for solvent-free adhesive tapes based on UV cross-linked acrylic adhesives.
The group is expanded with the founding of coating specialist Planatol Coating.
Planatol starts manufacturing coated pressure-sensitive adhesives on dispersion and solvent basis.
The group invests in a state-of-the-art multifunctional agitator at the Rohrdorf site and starts production of reactive PUR hotmelts.
Introduction of the new applicator systems COMBIJET 9NET and 9DT.
Takeover of Gämmerler as specialist for print processing.
Planatol takes over Wetzel and expands the product range to include special adhesives for the packaging and wood processing industry. The Italian sales partner Sifag is also taken over. A new, process-controlled dispersion plant is commissioned at the Rohrdorf site.
Planatol develops the worldwide new adhesive technology PLANAMELT for the graphics industry. The sister companies Planatol Adhesive and Wetzel Adhesives are merged to form Planatol Wetzel.
Planatol wins silver medal in the Print&Media Award for developing the Planamelt technology.
Planatol Wetzel now operates under the name Planatol and represents, more than ever before, the core competency of the company: the production of high-quality industrial adhesives. Planamelt Pro is added to the product family.