Follmanns R&D department under new management

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Since the beginning of the year, the Follmann KG R&D department, including the five laboratory groups Printing Inks, Coatings, Microcapsules, Polymers and Hotmelts, has been headed by Dr Isolde Bachert. In this role, the 49-year-old graduate chemist (PhD) is responsible for the development of new products and innovations, and thus for the company’s competitiveness and success. Isolde Bachert has more than 20 years of professional experience in the chemical industry. After working for BP and Clariant in France, she developed a new business area for speciality additives for colour masterbatches at Altana/BYK Chemie, before working as a consultant for Management Engineers and then heading corporate development at Thyssenkrupp Uhde in the chemical plant engineering segment. Most recently, Isolde Bachert worked for the consulting firm Arthur D. Little for customers in the chemical industry.


“Having spent the last few years working as a consultant, I am delighted to be leading the R&D department at Follmann and to be able to contribute to the development of new business areas,” said Dr Isolde Bachert. “With its broad product portfolio and international orientation, Follmann is a very exciting company with many development opportunities.”


Dr Jörg Seubert, Follmann Managing Director, is also convinced that he made the right pick: “Given her technical expertise and many years of experience in the chemical industry on an international level, Dr Isolde Bachert is the ideal choice for this position. We look forward to working with her to advance our product portfolio, because only with a strong and innovative R&D department can we meet the ever-changing needs of the market and remain competitive.”