History & Milestones

Proud Heritage

Pfaudler began in 1884 when Casper Pfaudler, a German brew master in Rochester, NY, invented the process for glass-lined steel, today known as Pfaudler’s Glasteel®.
Originally invented for the vacuum fermentation of beer, Glasteel® became a vital part of many other industries, along with the company’s Edlon brand of fluoropolymer technologies, due to their corrosion resistance, cleanliness and non-stick properties. Today, daily plant operations in industries such as the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Micro-Electronics, Semi-Conductor, Pulp and Paper, and Precious Metal Recovery are dependent on the Group’s extensive PFAUDLER, EDLON, NORMAG, MAVAG and INTERSEAL branded product lines.
Pfaudler has always been a visionary company and shall continue to expand its chemical process Technologies and Systems portfolios through innovation and acquisition.

Retrace the milestones in the Pfaudler Group’s history here.

Pfaudler - Defining the standard

Growth of the company

Innovations

Event

2021

GMM Pfaudler completes acquisition of majority stake in the global business of Pfaudler Group.

2020

GMM Pfaudler to acquire majority stake in the global business of Pfaudler Group

2019

Pfaudler sold Montz to Koch Engineered Solutions, part of Koch Industries.

2017

Pfaudler Inc. established Pfaudler Gulf Coast Service Center in Houston, TX, USA. Pfaudler purchased the assets of Glasskem (established in 2016).
Pfaudler acquired Normag Labor-und Prozesstechnik (established in 1914). Pfaudler acquired Interseal (established in 1983).

2016

Pfaudler completed the acquisition of PEAS BV, now Pfaudler Services Benelux BV

2015

Pfaudler acquired Montz (established 1911).

2014

Pfaudler become part of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG Fund VI

2014

Pfaudler invented Cryo-Lock® Glasteel Conductive Glass for mixing systems.

2013

Robbins & Myers Inc., USA was acquired by National Oilwell Varco, USA.

2011

Pfaudler developed Edlon manufacturing capabilities in Suzhou, China.

2009

Pfaudler invented Abrasion Resistant Glass (ARG).

2008

Pfaudler acquired Mavag AG (Filters/Dryers) in Neunkirch, Switzerland.

2005

Tycon invented the Multibaffling® system for glass-lined reactors.

2004

Pfaudler invented Anti-Static Glass (ASG).

2003

Pfaudler invented C-Baffle.

2002

Tycon invented GlasSiC® Silicone Carbide Exchanger.

2002

Pfaudler invented Pfaudler Pharma Glass (PPG).

1999

Pfaudler acquired Gujarat Machinery Manufacturers in Karamsad, India (established in 1962).

1999

Pfaudler invented GST Turbine and MXT Turbine.

1998

Montz internals applied for first commercial Dividing Wall Column Operation.

1997

Pfaudler acquired Tycon Technoglass (established 1969) San Donà di Piave, Italy.

1996

Pfaudler acquired Suzhou Glass-Lined Equipment Company in Suzhou, China (established 1967).

1996

Pure-Fusion weld seaming technology introduced.

1994

Pfaudler was acquired by Robbins & Myers Inc., USA.

1992

Edlon line of Secure and Pure™ ultra-high purity products developed for the semiconductor industry.

1990

Pfaudler invented Pfaudler World Wide Glass (WWG).

1989

Tycon invented the Elcolock® mixing system.

1988

Pfaudler invented the Cryo-Lock® mixing system.

1986

Edlon UK established in Leven, Scotland, UK (through acquisition of Stoline).

1985

Tycon invented the TBO® glass-lined heat exchanger.

1980

Pfaudler acquired Edlon®, Inc. (established in 1964).

1975

Pfaudler built plant in Taubaté, Brazil.

1975

Pfaudler manufactured the industry’s first Glasteel vessel larger than 80 m3.

1973

Pfaudler manufactured the industry’s first Glasteel reactor with half-pipe jacket.

1973

Pfaudler invented the industry’s first and only Glasteel pH sensor.

1969

Pfaudler invented the industry’s first Glasteel temperature sensor.

1960

Montz invented the Thormann®Tower Tray.

1946

Pfaudler became the first company to manufacture chemical process equipment with titanium.

1942

Pfaudler became the first company to manufacture chemical process equipment with tantalum.

1938

Pfaudler became the first company to manufacture chemical process equipment with zirconium.

1933

Pfaudler partnered up with Henry Balfour, Scotland,UK (established in 1810).

1932

Created the first agitated Glasteel reactor.

1923

The first company to manufacture chemical process equipment with stainless steel.

1920

With the birth of the chemical industry, Glasteel was needed and used for its corrosion resistance properties.

1907

Pfaudler built a plant in Schwetzingen, Germany.

1906

Due to US Food and Druglaws, Glasteel was needed forits cleanliness properties.

1903

Pfaudler built a plant in Rochester, NY, USA.

1884

Glasteel® invented by German brewmaster, Casper Pfaudler.