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Since kp was founded in 1965, we have consistently pursued growth, innovation, and service. We continue to develop new technologies, solutions, and formulations that anticipate market trends, solve customer problems, and build brand identities.

Klöckner Pentaplast company history

Company History

  • Founded in Montabaur, Germany 

Company History

  • Began exporting to U.S. & Canada

Company History

 

  • kpA founded in Gordonsville

 

Company History 

  • Gordonsville

Company History 

  • Intertrans Carrier Company

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentafood® APET 

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentaform® APET

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation

  • Pentamed® PETG

Company History 

  • Barrier films Rural Retreat

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® alfoil® FS 

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation

  • Pentapharm® Speel™
  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® product line & two-layer Pentapharm® ACLAR®
  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® 190/02

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentafood® A/MA/B

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentalabel® PETG (TDO) first generation 

Company History 

  • kpE forms a joint venture with Hoechst/Kalle to form Kalle Pentaplast GmbH
  • kpG becomes world's leading producer of highquality rigid films

Packaging Films Innovation

  • Pentafood® kpbar™ APET
  • Pentafood® kpseal™ APET

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® 200/02
  • Pentapharm® Optima™ lidstock for all-plastic blister

Company History 

  • roxan GmbH 

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentafood® BPET®

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Blister technology center opens 

Company History

  • Aerni-Leuch AG
  • Klöckner- Werke AG purchases Hoechst shares of Kalle Pentaplast

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentaform® BPET®

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® 300/02
  • Pentapharm® COC P/03 

Company History 

  • Stanley Smith Ltd.

Company History

  • Beaver
  • ARCOR's calendering operation
  • VillPET business
  • VAW's PVdCcoated plastics

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentafood® kpbar™ PS
  • Pentafood® kpseal™ PS
  • Pentafood® kpseal™ PS/PETG
  • Pentafood® kpbar™ PP
  • Pentafood® kpbar™ PPs
  • Pentafood® kpseal™ PP

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentalabel® PETG (TDO) second generation 

Company History

 

  • Rayong
  • P&E Verpackungen GmbH
  • G-PLAS Ltd.
  • kpG acquired by Cinven & JPMorganPartners
  • Witt Plastics, Inc.

 

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® COC SD/03

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentalabel® steam shrinkable PVC (TDO)
  • Pentacard® for loyalty cards
  • Pentacard® ABS 

Company History

  • St. Petersburg
  • European business of Neoplástica

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation

  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® S03

Specialty Films Innovation

 

  • Pentacard® overlay (<80 microns)

 

Company History

  • VPI Mirrex, LLC business
  • Greenway Plastics Industries
  • RIFLEX business

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentacard® high VICAT core
  • Pentaclad® Isolfix®
  • Pentatape® colors
  • Pentaprint® Dynox corona treated
  • Pentaprint® digital 

Company History 

  • Petco Division of Lavergne Group

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentafood® kpbar™ light BPET®
  • Pentafood® PLA

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® 400/02
  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® G03
  • Pentapharm® A/MA/B

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentacard® special effects (edge glow, antimicrobial)
  • Pentacard® SB6 overlay coating 

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • BlisterPro®
  • Pentamed® APET

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentacard® PET core 

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® alfoil® SG

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentacard® PVC Overlay (45 micron)
  • Pentalabel® PETG (TDO) third generation 

Company History

  • kpG acquired by affiliates of The Blackstone Group
  • Santo Tirso
  • Cotia coating & laminating line

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentafood® Smartcycle®
  • Pentaform® Smartcycle®

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® alfoil® E S03 

Company History 

  • PMC Film Canada, Inc. business

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® kpMax® S04
  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® G04

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentacard® PETG overlay
  • Pentacard® PETG high VICAT core
  • Pentadecor® 2-D high gloss  

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentacard® PVC overlay (40 microns)
  • Pentacard® PETG overlay (40 microns) 

Company History

  • Boltaron Performance Products LLC's graphic arts & card film business
  • MAG Group’s Novopac PVC & PVC/PE film business
Packaging Films Innovation 
  • Pentafood® TerraPET®
  • Pentaform® TerraPET®

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® kpVantage®

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentacard® electrostatic discharged
  • Pentacard® kpduo®
  • Pentalan® cooling tower for welding
  • Pentacard® super smooth surface
  • Pentacard® CaCO3 filled core
  • Pentadecor® 2-D flat lamination for flooring
  • Pentadecor® 3-D direct line
  • Pentadecor® antimicrobial surface
  • Pentalabel® tamperevident band (TDO) 

Company History

  • AMB’s PP & PS films business
  • Waytek Corporation
  • Bemis Packaging Deutschland’s sales & distribution of unprinted PET rigid films

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® ACLAR® 600/02
  • Pentapharm® kpVantage® ACLAR®

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentaprint® super smooth surface
  • Pentacard® SecondLife® PVC
  • Pentacard® water based coatings
  • Pentacard® kpFoil® overlay
  • Pentacard® dual interface 

Company History 

  • kp acquired by a group of investors led by Strategic Value Partners, LLC

Packaging Films Innovation 

  • Pentafood® coextruded PS with colors
  • Pentafood® four-layer PS

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • Pentapharm® kpVantage® alfoil®
  • Pentapharm® unit-dose hospital blister film
  • Pentamed® high heat
  • Pentamed® light PS

Specialty Films Innovation

  • Pentaplan® flame retardant system
  • Pentacard® PETG core
  • Pentacard® high impact
  • Pentacard® glitter overlay coating
  • Pentalabel® G25 (TDO)
  • Pentalabel® PETG roll sleeve
  • Pentadecor® 2-D matte
  • Pentacard® kpLonglife® overlay 

Company History 

  • Suzhou

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Innovation 

  • BlisterPro® next generation

Specialty Films Innovation 

  • Pentalabel® PETG battery label
  • Pentacard® EMV & RFID

Company History 

  • 50th anniversary 
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P.O. Box 11 65
56401 Montabaur
Germany

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