Perlon: A portrait

 
 

A warm welcome to Perlon® – The Filament Company. We are an innovative, global group of companies specialized in the manufacture of synthetic filaments in diverse areas of application.

Our factories in Germany, USA, China and Korea produce filaments for applications in the paper machine industry (PMC), the brush industry and for technical textiles as well as filaments for cosmetic and dental applications.

 

Perlon® looks back with pride at a long tradition in filament manufacture and also formulates from this its claim to be the innovation leader in this highly specialized technological area.

The comprehensive product portfolio is based on a variety of raw materials. In line with the intended application, these are modified and processed into high quality, application-specific filaments. The consistent high quality of our products sets worldwide benchmarks.

 

Our vision

 

Perlon® - The Filament Company is an innovative, global group of companies which has specialized in the manufacture of synthetic filaments in diverse areas of application.
Through consistent further development of our filaments in the five defined market sectors, we create for our customers the possibility of differentiation – and at the highest levels of quality. Due to the global positioning of our company we are able to organize short and efficient supply chains. We want to continue to build on this economic and ecological added value for our customers and our companies thus laying the cornerstone for sustainable development within our markets.

 

Besides years of experience as a filament manufacturer, it is our employees who lay the foundation. Permanent further development, the latest know-how and close cooperation with our customers all form the basis of the company's success.

And so in the future: Perlon® filaments – developed today for the markets of tomorrow.

 

History

 

There are not many names which – like Perlon – are so closely connected with the history of German industry and have acquired such positive prominence. Since 2016 the name has stood for the joint company group of PerlonNextrusion and Hahl-Pedex – the globally positioned Perlon Group. Almost 100 years of experience in filament manufacturing flows through the company. The enormous technical expertise is strongly shaped by the core competences of the individual locations.

 

The four centres in Bobingen, Dormagen, Munderkingen and Wald-Michelbach have bundled together their know-how and thus created a unique overall portfolio with the areas PMC & ATT monofilaments, brush & abrasive filaments as well as dental & personal care filaments. A powerful company has developed from this which is in the position to supply customers worldwide with innovative high-tech filaments for virtually any end application: Perlon GmbH – The Filament Company.

BOBINGEN / GERMANY

Main Expertise in Polyester Monofilaments

  • 1946  Start of Polyamid Perlon® Monofilament production for bristles under Works Director Prof. Paul Schlack
  • 1956  Start of Polyester Trevira® Monofilament production under property of Hoechst AG
  • 1972  Development of hydrolytic stabilized polyester monofilaments for PMC dryer fabrics based on own patents
  • 1985  Introduction of high speed process for polyester monofilaments for PMC forming fabrics with superior diameter uniformity and equal running length spools on automated winder
  • 1987  Development of inline diameter control laser scanner for 100% controlled monofilaments
  • 1998  Installation of first co-extrusion line for bicomponent filaments
  • 2000  Fully computerized integration of plant and process control for 100% retraceability of process and product data
  • 2001  Development of ultrahigh speed process for very fine diameter monofilaments down to 64 micron on cops
  • 2014  Perlon-Monofil and Nextrusion, the two world-beating German monofilament manufacturers, pool resources and merge to form the PerlonNextrusion Group
  • 2015  PerlonNextrusion and Hahl Pedex merge together under the Serafin Unternehmensgruppe to form Perlon® – The Filament Company

DORMAGEN / GERMANY

Main Expertise in Polyamide Monofilaments

  • 1949  Start of Monofilament production under property of Bayer AG
  • 1949  The first hundred tonnes of Perlon® monofilament roll off the production line in Dormagen – as fishing lines and bristles
  • 1972  Development of hydrolytic stabilized polyester monofilaments for PMC dryer fabrics based on own patents
  • 1958  New Building F18
  • 1968  Launch PA6 for Press felts
  • 2008  New production line with fully automated winder
  • 2014  Perlon-Monofil and Nextrusion, the two world-beating German monofilament manufacturers, pool resources and merge to form the PerlonNextrusion Group
  • 2015  PerlonNextrusion and Hahl Pedex merge together under the Serafin Unternehmensgruppe to form Perlon® – The Filament Company

MUNDERKINGEN / GERMANY

Main Expertise in Abrasive and Synthetic Brush Filaments

  • 1923  Foundation of Hahl Filaments a finisher and dresser of natural fibres for the brush industry
  • 1950  Start of production of cut synthetic filaments
  • 1970  Production of continuous monofilament
  • 1993  Foundation of Recytec and construction of a fully automated, purpose-built warehouse
  • 2000  Abrasive filament manufacture starts
  • 2011  Hahl Filaments, Hahl Inc. and Pedex merge to form the Hahl-Pedex Group
  • 2015  PerlonNextrusion and Hahl Pedex merge together under the Serafin Unternehmensgruppe to form Perlon® – The Filament Company

WALD-MICHELBACH / GERMANY

Main Expertise in Dental and Personal Care Filaments

  • 1967  Foundation of Pedex a component supplier for the shoe industry
  • 1975  Start of Filament production
  • 1982  Filament innovations based on co-extrusion technology
  • 2002  Installation of two additional co-extrusion lines
  • 2011  Hahl Filaments, Hahl Inc. and Pedex merge to form the Hahl-Pedex Group
  • 2014  Establish production of 3D Printing Filaments
  • 2015  PerlonNextrusion and Hahl Pedex merge together under the Serafin Unternehmensgruppe to form Perlon® – The Filament Company

LEXINGTON / USA

Local Supplier for US Market

  • 1982  Start of Monofilament production under property of Glassmaster
  • 1988  Product line of Abrasive filaments has been established
  • 2011  Hahl Filaments, Hahl Inc. and Pedex merge to form the Hahl-Pedex Group
  • 2011  Set up production lines for Synthetic Brush and Monofilaments
  • 2015  PerlonNextrusion and Hahl Pedex merge together under the Serafin Unternehmensgruppe to form Perlon® – The Filament Company

HAINING / CHINA

Local Supplier for Chinese Market

  • 2016  Foundation of Perlon China and start of Monofilament production
 

Production sites

BOBINGEN / GERMANY

 
  • Employees: 220
  • Turnover in € million: 40
  • Breakdown of sales: 75% PMC-Monofil, 25% ATT-Monofil    

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DORMAGEN / GERMANY

 
  • Employees: 118
  • Turnover in € million: 24
  • Breakdown of sales: 83% PMC-Monofil, 17% ATT-Monofil   

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MUNDERKINGEN / GERMANY

 
  •  Employees: 176
  • Turnover in € million: 26
  • Breakdown of sales: 37% Synthetic Brush Filament, 33% Abrasive Filament, 25% ATT-Monofil, 5% Recytec

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WALD-MICHELBACH / GERMANY

 

 
  • Employees: 127
  • Turnover in € million: 16
  • Breakdown of sales: 64% Dental & Personal Care Filament, 36% Synthetic Brush Filament   

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LEXINGTON / USA

 
  • Employees: 63
  • Turnover in € million: 14
  • Breakdown of sales: 55% ATT-Monofil, 25% Synthetic Brush Filament, 20% Abrasive Filament 

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HAINING / CHINA

 
  • Employees: 38
  • Turnover in € million: 4
  • Breakdown of sales: 100% PMC-Monofil  

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SEJONG-SI / KOREA

 
  • Employees: 14
  • Turnover in € million: 1,5
  • Breakdown of sales: 100% Dental Filament

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Serafin

 

Perlon is a member of the Serafin diversified group of companies, whose family philosophy of entrepreneurial tradition dates back more than 150 years. Following the principle “responsibility derived from tradition”, Serafin invests in, and develops companies whilst applying this foundation with all stakeholders.

 

Serafin’s development is complimented through the expertise of advisory board members Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, Wolfgang Ley and Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer.

 

Management Team

The Perlon Group management team from left to right:

Ralf Hellinger, VP Sales & Marketing
Andreas Fischer, CTO
Michael Holzmann, Managing Director / CFO
Florian Kisling, Managing Director / CEO
Gernot Egretzberger, Managing Director / CIO
Matthias Kreye, COO
Frank Winkes, VP Sales & Marketing PMC

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Systematic quality

 

Customer satisfaction is paramount at the Perlon Group. We are fully committed to constantly improving the quality of our products. We observe strict compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 standard for quality management systems. All members of staff are actively involved in the continuous improvement process.

 

Our management system is subject to regular internal and external audits, and ensuing recommendations are implemented. Our business objectives are guided by our high quality standards. In this way, we achieve optimum control of the indicator-based processes and establish a highly efficient management system. The result is top quality – Made in all Perlon® facilities.

 

Environmentoccupational safety and energy efficiency

 

Standing alongside quality, productivity and cost-consciousness as the main pillars of our corporate philosophy are environmental protection, occupational safety and energy efficiency. We are constantly mindful of our duty of strict compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 50001 standards for environmental and energy management systems. Our robust policy on environmental protection and occupational safety is important for the long-term success of the company and for the retention of customer trust.
 
One of our key objectives in environmental protection is to reduce our ecological footprint. As a matter of course, we comply with environmental legislation, and in our research and development work, we place great emphasis on the sparing use of raw materials and energy resources.

 

By continuously optimizing our processes and carefully selecting the materials used in product development, we are contributing to a reduction in energy consumption, emissions, sewage and waste.

Enhanced occupational safety also contributes to a reduced environmental impact while improving product safety. The active participation of all employees in our occupational safety processes is explicitly encouraged. In this way, we ensure optimum efficiency and functionality as well as the minimisation of accidents and errors in the workplace.

Perlon®: Safely successful!

 

Career & professionJob offers

 

The qualities we value in our workforce are professional expertise, social skills and the will to succeed. We set out to create a work environment in which our employees feel secure and motivated. We believe that they should be able to use their knowledge and potential to the benefit of our customers and that this is best achieved by the systematic development of their professional and personal abilities.

Communication with our employees is based on trust, respect and openness. We develop our employees by means of individually defined programs and we bring out the best in them by setting clear targets.

If you would like to become a member of our team, please ask for information about current career openings.

 

CONTACT
LEXINGTON / USA

Rennette Pee / Human Resources Manager
Phone +1 803 359 9740

BOBINGEN / GERMANY
Petra Franz / Personalreferentin
Phone +49 (0)8234 99 1707

Wald-Michelbach / GERMANY
Petra Helbig / Personalsachbearbeiterin
Phone +49 (0)6207 946 113

Munderkingen / GERMANY
Alexander Sperrle / Personalleiter
Phone +49 (0)7393 53 160

Current vacancies