The first materials of the present-day TEPEX® family were created in the early 1990s in the research laboratories of the DuPont company. In 1997 the materials experts Jochen Bauder and Joost van Lindert, who had played a pivotal role in the development process, acquired all sales and technology rights to TEPEX® through a management buy-out. In 2000, Centrotec Sustainable AG (Brilon, Germany) acquired an interest in the company. This was one of the key developments in the success story of the new company Bond-Laminates, now one of the world's leading composite product (advanced composite) developers, manufacturers and distributors. Bond-Laminates' operations are now based in Brilon, where it has three continuous production plants and its own materials and prototypes development laboratory.
The specialty chemicals group LANXESS has been the new owner of Bond-Laminates since September 12, 2012. Both companies strengthened their market positions with this transaction, particularly as innovative suppliers to the automotive industry. Development of products for non-automotive sectors, such as the sporting goods and electonics industries, will also continue. Bond-Laminates will become a part of the LANXESS High Performance Materials Business Unit, which employs approximately 1,550 people worldwide.
LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with a turnover of EUR 8.8 billions in 2011 and about 16,900 employees in 31 countries. The company is represented at 48 production sites worldwide. The core competence of LANXESS contains development, manufacturing and distribution of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is member of the leading sustainability indexes Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.
- Thermoplastic fibre composites
- Establishment of Bond-Laminates in 1997
- Investment by Centrotec Sustainable AG in 2000
- Owner TEPEX® trade name
- Products distributed worldwide
- 2012 LANXESS new owner
TEPEX® is registered worldwide as a trade name.