History & Milestones
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.
Growth of the company
GMM Pfaudler completes acquisition of majority stake in the global business of Pfaudler Group.
GMM Pfaudler to acquire majority stake in the global business of Pfaudler Group
Pfaudler sold Montz to Koch Engineered Solutions, part of Koch Industries.
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).
Pfaudler completed the acquisition of PEAS BV, now Pfaudler Services Benelux BV
Pfaudler acquired Montz (established 1911).
Pfaudler become part of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG Fund VI
Pfaudler invented Cryo-Lock® Glasteel Conductive Glass for mixing systems.
Robbins & Myers Inc., USA was acquired by National Oilwell Varco, USA.
Pfaudler developed Edlon manufacturing capabilities in Suzhou, China.
Pfaudler invented Abrasion Resistant Glass (ARG).
Pfaudler acquired Mavag AG (Filters/Dryers) in Neunkirch, Switzerland.
Tycon invented the Multibaffling® system for glass-lined reactors.
Pfaudler invented Anti-Static Glass (ASG).
Pfaudler invented C-Baffle.
Tycon invented GlasSiC® Silicone Carbide Exchanger.
Pfaudler invented Pfaudler Pharma Glass (PPG).
Pfaudler acquired Gujarat Machinery Manufacturers in Karamsad, India (established in 1962).
Pfaudler invented GST Turbine and MXT Turbine.
Montz internals applied for first commercial Dividing Wall Column Operation.
Pfaudler acquired Tycon Technoglass (established 1969) San Donà di Piave, Italy.
Pfaudler acquired Suzhou Glass-Lined Equipment Company in Suzhou, China (established 1967).
Pure-Fusion™ weld seaming technology introduced.
Pfaudler was acquired by Robbins & Myers Inc., USA.
Edlon line of Secure and Pure™ ultra-high purity products developed for the semiconductor industry.
Pfaudler invented Pfaudler World Wide Glass (WWG).
Tycon invented the Elcolock® mixing system.
Pfaudler invented the Cryo-Lock® mixing system.
Edlon UK established in Leven, Scotland, UK (through acquisition of Stoline).
Tycon invented the TBO® glass-lined heat exchanger.
Pfaudler acquired Edlon®, Inc. (established in 1964).
Pfaudler built plant in Taubaté, Brazil.
Pfaudler manufactured the industry’s first Glasteel vessel larger than 80 m3.
Pfaudler manufactured the industry’s first Glasteel reactor with half-pipe jacket.
Pfaudler invented the industry’s first and only Glasteel pH sensor.
Pfaudler invented the industry’s first Glasteel temperature sensor.
Montz invented the Thormann®Tower Tray.
Pfaudler became the first company to manufacture chemical process equipment with titanium.
Pfaudler became the first company to manufacture chemical process equipment with tantalum.
Pfaudler became the first company to manufacture chemical process equipment with zirconium.
Pfaudler partnered up with Henry Balfour, Scotland,UK (established in 1810).
Created the first agitated Glasteel reactor.
The first company to manufacture chemical process equipment with stainless steel.
With the birth of the chemical industry, Glasteel was needed and used for its corrosion resistance properties.
Pfaudler built a plant in Schwetzingen, Germany.
Due to US Food and Druglaws, Glasteel was needed forits cleanliness properties.
Pfaudler built a plant in Rochester, NY, USA.
Glasteel® invented by German brewmaster, Casper Pfaudler.