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A pioneer of high-pressure technology

The history of Hennecke - A pioneer of high-pressure technology

The history of Hennecke

The “Maschinenfabrik Karl Hennecke” laid the foundation for technological progress and countless important milestones within the area of polyurethane processing in 1945. Soon after the company’s foundation, Hennecke introduced the first system in the world for mixing the PU components polyol and isocyanate under high pressure – this was the foundation stone for high product quality and the efficient use of raw materials. Since then, Hennecke has worked closely with processors and users across the world to set the pace in this area. New products and processing concepts are constantly emerging to replace conventional materials and manufacturing methods. Our accumulated expertise has a direct impact on our customers’ efficiency and competitiveness.

Important milestones

 

1945

Founded by Karl Hennecke at Sankt Augustin headquarters

 

1952

Development of continuous slabstock lines

 

1955

Development of the first high-pressure metering machine

 

1968

'Hennecke USA' was founded in New Jersey (USA)

 

1971

Launch of largely automated moulded foam lines

 

1975

Launch of continuous sandwich panel lines

 

1993

Launch of Pentane Process Technology (PPT) for making CFC-free foams for refrigeration appliances

 

1995

Launch of NOVAFLEX technology for producing high-grade foams using natural carbon dioxide

 

1998

Launch of polyurethane spray moulding

 

2004

Presentation of the PUR-CSM technology range for manufacturing fiber-reinforced or compound moulded parts and opening of production facilities in Shanghai (China)

 

2008

Establishment of Hennecke Inc. in Pittsburgh (USA)

 

2010

65th company anniversary

 

2011

Presentation of HP-RTM technology and an accompanying processing system for the production of fiber-reinforced structural components and opening of new production facilities in Shanghai (China)

 

2013

Acquisition of Hennecke Profiliertechnik GmbH in Kreuztal (Germany) and introduction of a pioneering mixture discharge technology for continuous production of slabstock foam

 

2015

Opening of the Hennecke TECHCENTER in Sankt Augustin (Germany)

 

2016

Capvis Equity IV, L.P. acquires all shares

 

2017

Acquisition of HENNECKE-OMS S.p.A. in Verano Brianza (Italy)

 

2017

MULTI-CONNECT technology for fast colour changing

 

2018

New modular IBC STATION

 

2019

Introduction of the new STREAMLINE MK2 and ELASTOLINE HP and relocation of Hennecke Inc. to Bridgeville (USA)

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