Our tradition since 1971. We fulfil customer requirements

With the highest quality and real dedication

We coat and laminate, extrude, siliconise and process film, paper, non-woven fabrics and foams, along with thermoplastic elastomers. We bring an extremely high level of passion and innovative strength to our work, using a quality management system that has satisfied the most stringent international standards since 1996 – and that continually subjects us to new challenges. 

Around 520 highly-qualified employees at our sites in Altendorf (Germany), Guadalajara (Mexico) ans Shanghai and Tianjin (China) spend each day using the very latest production processes to develop perfect closure solutions for you. Our recipe for success? We realise your requirements right down to the smallest detail – and have been doing so for more than 40 years. After all, in all the time we have been manufacturing closure solutions for babies' diapers and incontinence pads, we have learned one thing: only uncompromising quality has a future. 

2016

Introduction of the new product family FlexEar® EVOlution.

Foundation of Lohmann-koester in Tianjin,China.

2014

koester GmbH & Co.KG becomes Lohmann-koester GmbH & Co. KG. The new company name highlights the connection between the Lohmann Adhesive Tape Group and its parent Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG.

2011

40th anniversary of the founding of the company.

2008

The successful market launch of koester FlexEar ® gives the company a further boost.

2006

This year sees another successful product launch in the shape of koester Flex Hook ® Lines.

2005

koester Internacional is founded in Guadalajara, Mexico. A remarkable success story.

2004

New mechanical tape solutions for incontinence pads (Combi Tape) are introduced to the market. The Flex Hook ® Line is launched. The company is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2005.

2003

The company achieves huge success with a further enhancement in the field of elastic tapes.

2000

koester starts to sell its products all over the world.

1995

koester successfully launches a new product generation: Comfort Plus® for diapers.

1991

Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG of Neuwied acquires koester. The company name is retained.

1987

The first phase of the construction of the present plant in Altendorf is completed.

1980

The development of double and triple-layer closure tapes for diapers is greeted enthusiastically by the industry.

1975

That year saw the launch of the development of double-sided adhesive tapes for sanitary towels. The company decides to focus on the “Hygiene” sector.

1971

koester Industriebedarf OHG was founded on July 1st 1971.

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