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The history of Mehler Texnologies

  • 1837
    The founding of the Mehler headquarters in Fulda
  • 1888
    The founding of the HAKU headquarters in Wuppertal
  • 1944
    Production of PVC-coated textiles – technical synthetic leather
  • 1954
    Production of technical textiles in the modern sense (with polyester fabric)
  • 1969
    Tarpaulin fabrics are sealed with acrylic lacquers
  • 1993
    The first polyolefin coatings are marketed, and a recycling concept is developed.
  • 1994
    First fusible PVDF lacquer “VALMEX® Mehatop F” is launched (improved appearance over the long term compared to acrylic lacquers)
  • 1998
    Merger of HAKU Hammersteiner Kunststoffe GmbH, Hückelhoven, with Mehler Technische Textilien GmbH, Fulda, and re-establishement under the new name of Mehler HAKU GmbH, Fulda.
  • 2004
    New, lightweight materials with a textile appearance are launched for the purpose of “digitally printed advertising banners” with a width of up to five metres (AIRTEX® GT and AIRTEX® magic).

  • 2005
    First-ever coating of polyester fabrics with temperature- and chemical-resistant THV (fluorine) plastic
  • 2006
    Renaming of Mehler HAKU GmbH and consolidation of the painting- and calender-coating activities into Mehler Texnologies GmbH
  • 2008
    Mehler Texnologies merges with Low & Bonar Group

  • 2012
    Launch of the textile façade product group VALMEX Façade under the name VALMEX® TF 400
  • 2014
    Invention of membranes with improved self-cleaning properties with a VALMEX® MEHATOP N lacquer coating
  • 2016
    Stronger orientation towards our parent company Low & Bonar and creation of the MEHGIES® brand for all materials manufactured and distributed by our department
  • 2018
    The umbrella brand of our products reverts to Mehler Texnologies


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