History

More than 70 years of research provided us with an apparent technological advantage  in the latest release agent technology to be adopted in various industrial applications. Our customers have high quality claims before adopting the best match release agent of their choice, only to be enabled through highly optimized processing steps and a sophisticated level of technological know-how.

This concludes our core competence to be defined through our corporate ability to understand, assess and solve our customers' processing-related challenges and evaluate a suitable, high-quality solution to cover individual quality claims.

1948

The foundation of Münch Chemie Labor through Dr. Adolf Münch. Research and product development are based on the requirements of the Freudenberg group conglomerate.

1958

The development and distribution of cleaners, release agents and wetting agents define the focus of our primary market activity.

1981

The company's name is being rebranded to Münch Chemie Labor GmbH.

1990

Wilhelm Münch takes over the chief executive position of the company.

1994

The sales department undergoes a structured reorganization to provide our field staff worldwide access to the open market.

1995

Münch Chemie is the first company in the world to have developed water-based release agents for polyurethane processing, especially half hard systems.

2001

Münch Chemie expands its market activity to deploy product for the industry sector of pressure die casting applications.

2002

The company's name is being rebranded to Münch Chemie International GmbH.

2003

The company's quality management systems evolves to a new ISO-certified standard, to be replaced with the ISO 9001:2000 management system by the end of the year.

2005

Münch Chemie expands its geographical market activity across Europe, Eastern Europe and beyond.

2006

Michael Münch obtains statutory authority over the company.
Further expansion of the distribution network triggered to henceforward span across Western Europe and the CIS-states. The expansion of the key market enables the company to increase their annual turnaround by as much as twenty percent, whereas employees have been hired accordingly.

2007

The company's quality management system is from now on to be accompanied by a certified environmental management system, ISO 14001:2005, valid as of November 2007.

2008

Corporate reorganization to reevaluate and focus on the company's core competences.

2009

Strengthening the R&D-department by hiring additional employees and signing cooperative treaties with scientific institutes for mutual benefit.

2010

The business segment of "semi-permanent release agents for GRP (GFK/CFK)" has been replenished with environmentally-aware product solutions to fit a global change of customer demand. Water-based release agents find their designated application fields in the fabrication of fan blades, aerospace appliances as well as automotive suppliers and composite material processing industries.

2011

The international jury of JEC Asia has awarded Münch Chemie with the Innovation Price of the category "eco-friendly". The jury of specialists honored the development of the revolutionary Mikon® product line.

2012

Münch Chemie International GmbH was awarded in October 2012 with the seal "Ethics in Business"®.

In October 2012 Münch Chemie was also certified by the LBA (Luftfahrt Bundesamt: German Federal Office for Aviation) and the company now holds the status of Known Consignor.

Münch Chemie obtains Air Freight "Known Consignor" status

In October 2012 Münch Chemie was certified by the LBA (Luftfahrt Bundesamt: German Federal Office for Aviation) and the company now holds the status of Known Consignor.
That means that Münch Chemie has established a security programme in compliance with the European regulations (Regulation EC 300/2008 and Regulation EU 185/2010) in order to anticipate threats in air space and implemented it into procedures, which categorically rules out any unauthorized access to shipments during the preparation phase.

2013

The quality and environmental management systems of the company were audited in October 2013 according to the guidelines of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 and successfully recertified.

2014

Expansion and modernization of production. Extension of storage capacity through construction of a new hall.

2015

Expansion of the office and production areas.

Exclusive development projects with key accounts in our core competence sector.

2016/17

Münch Chemie International GmbH receives the seal “Innovative through research” from the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

www.stifterverband.org/english

2018

Münch Chemie International GmbH celebrates its 70th anniversary.

2019

Münch Chemie International GmbH has been awarded a silver medal for its company’s Corporate Social Responsibility management system performance by the independent, world-renowned sustainability assessment platform EcoVadis.

www.ecovadis.com