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As a supplier of high-quality water-based printing inks for a wide range of applications, we have been placing special emphasis on sustainable products and a responsible approach to our environment for a safe future for more than 40 years. Fascinating scented varnishes, water-based digital printing coatings and low-migration adhesives round off our portfolio. 

As a family-owned company, we strive for long-term customer relationships based on partnership and a high degree of trust and mutual understanding. Our customers rely on us for giving their products a perfect look, feel and function. We have earned this trust by always acting in accordance with a consistent philosophy. Vision, Commitment, Flexibility, Sustainability - Four core values that guarantee customer success, innovation and responsibility toward the environment and society. These values are part of the Follmann Dimension.

The Follmann Chemie Group, which is successfully represented worldwide by a large number of sister companies as well as local sales partners and offices, employs more than 800 people with its subsidiaries Follmann and Triflex and generated sales of over €200 million in 2019.

Key figures


Germany:            Follmann GmbH & Co. KG

England:              Sealock Ltd.

Poland:                Follmann Chemia Polska sp. z o.o.

China:                  Follmann (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd

Turnover 2019:  > 100 Mio. Euro

Export quota:    > 50 %

R+D-quota:        > 4%

Close partnership based on customer focus

Our customers set new standards because in Follmann they have a reliable partner who is on site contributing all of their expertise, from the idea to the end product, so that an excellent result is achieved.

  • Technical application support for the use of materials and machine handling 
  • Qualified training 
  • Advice on recycling and environmental protection
Close partnership based on customer focus

Customisation as a benchmark 

We provide customised innovative solutions for special requirements in various industries. Our state-of-the-art Research + Development department comprises an interdisciplinary team committed to develop excellent results for any complex challenges with passion.

Our outstanding order processing and logistics including specific customer labelling, packaging and account management further ensures your success.

Our business units at a glance

Business Unit: Print + Packaging

Business Unit

Print + Packaging

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Water-based printing inks for:

  • Flexible packaging
  • Paper and board - corrugated
  • Paper and board - packaging
  • Napkins and table decoration products
  • Gift wrap packaging

Fascinating scented varnishes for:

  • Mailings, catalogues, packaging and gift wrap 


Cleaner for printing machines 

Business Unit: Design + Function

Business Unit

Design + Function

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Decorative and functional coatings for various applications:

  • Water-based printing inks for wallpaper
  • Water-based printing inks for decorative foils
  • Water-based textured printing inks 
  • Water-based ink receptive coatings for digital printing
  • PVC plastisols for wallpaper and technical textiles 
  • Polymerdispersions for technical textiles 
Business Unit: Industrial Bonding

Business Unit

Industrial Bonding

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Klebstoffe für industrielle Anwendungen:

  • Klebstoffe für End-of-Line Verpackungen
  • Biobasierte Klebstoffe für Verpackungen
  • Klebstoffe für Wellpappen und Kartonagen
  • Klebstoffe für die grafische Industrie
  • Klebstoffe für Transportverpackungen und Versandverpackungen
  • Klebstoffe für die Matratzenherstellung 
  • Klebstoffe für Papieretiketten und Kunststoffetiketten
  • Klebstoffe für Filterprodukte
  • Polyurethan Schmelzklebstoffe (PUR) für die Textilindustrie
Business Unit: Wood + Furniture

Business Unit

Wood + Furniture

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Powerful adhesives for different applications:

  • Wood and furniture industry
  • Vinyl flooring

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