Who we are

Folex’s core expertise is the finishing and coating of films and foils. Looking for the best solutions is in our DNA. So it is no wonder that Folex products have been appreciated worldwide for many years.

We provide high-quality products for different industries as well as client-specific complete solutions as part of our contract coating area.

Based on our core expertise in coating, we are constantly developing our portfolio. So feel free to contact us if you are looking for a coating solution that does not exist yet.

As a modern family business with a long tradition, we are committed to clear values such as integrity, reliability, quality, an innovative spirit and a sense of responsibility.

You can be assured that our products and our production meet the highest standards.

Whether you are looking for leading quality products or a coating solution developed especially tailored to your needs: The answer is Folex.

What we stand for

Our roots go back to the 19th century, when the extremely innovative Dr. phil. Carl Schleußner developed, among other things, the first industrially producible X-ray plates.

A lot has changed since then, but we always stick to our values: Folex has stood for quality, reliability and pioneering innovations for many years throughout the world.

Made in Switzerland, made in Germany: Folex manufactures its products exclusively at locations that are known worldwide for quality work and reliability. We are considered a quality leader in many areas.

Our high-quality products are based on effective quality management systems – and on our employees’ fine sense of quality. They truly embrace the Folex DNA every day.

The urge to innovate has been a part of Folex since the very beginning. Our successful company history began in the 19th century with several groundbreaking inventions by the founder Dr. phil. Carl Schleußner. Later generations in the family business also proved to be extremely innovative. And that continues today.

Our innovation teams of chemists, material scientists and application engineers are always close to the market through tight cooperation with Marketing & Sales and the intensive exchange with OEMs and customers. The result is innovations that solve customer problems and increase productivity and sales.

From the revolutionary special X-ray plates to the first film rolls and cameras in Germany, through to pioneering innovations in the films and foils sector:

The success and growth of our company have always been rooted in our innovative entrepreneurial spirit and the clear values we live by.



Diverse technical capabilities

Folex has the latest facilities at three production sites for coating and finishing high-quality films for a wide variety of applications. We use water- and solvent-based formulations to apply the dissolved coating compounds. Thermal energy and UV are used for drying and curing.

We have pilot-scale and production machines that enable us to react very flexibly to special production volumes or requirements. If necessary, we also manufacture under clean-room conditions. And we are flexible as regards further processing in the form of converting from production rolls to short rolls or final formats.

In-house product development

At all three production sites, we have teams of chemists and application-oriented specialists, who develop innovative products to a point where they are ready for regular production.

As our customer, you can also benefit directly from the competence of our innovation teams. For instance, we can offer you consulting services during the development phase, or develop new solutions on your behalf.

For you as our customer, that means: we're perfectly equipped to meet your individual specifications and also to support you in developing your own products.

Environmental protection

Folex organises its entire business activities to be as environmentally and climate-friendly as possible. For us, this means manufacturing high-quality, durable products with minimal resource consumption and emissions of any kind.

Folex production facilities are characterised by a high level of safety and we have implemented management systems at all sites implemented management systems at all sites to ensure compliance with the strict European and Swiss environmental protection laws and regulations.

In recent years, all sites have already participated in various projects to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption – with measurable results.

Transformation concept for climate and environmental protection

With the transformation concept for even more resource-efficient, low-emission and climate-friendly production adopted at the beginning of 2024, we are taking our efforts to a new level. By implementing the measures defined there, we aim to reduce our CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2045.

In addition to extensive measures to reduce emissions, the transformation concept also includes the development of an energy controlling system with the aim of enabling valid CO2 balancing down to plant and product level in the medium term.

Over the next few years, the following packages of measures will be successively implemented within clearly defined time horizons:

  • Significant reduction of emissions in coating and exhaust air treatment by optimising processes and system hardware
  • Significant reduction in the use of solvents
  • Conversion of the vehicle fleet to e-mobility
  • Use of district heating for building heating

You can find more detailed information on the transformation concept here.

PureLine: Product innovations for more sustainability

We are not only focussing on reducing our emissions, but are also working hard to make our products even more ecological and sustainable. One example of this is the product innovations from our PureLine programme:

The new Dialux® R-50 backlit film for water-based inks and latex inks consists of 50% recycled plastic bottles.

The REGU® Pure Active Release 200 roll-up film utilises split-and-recycle technology for coated display films. By simply peeling off the printed graphics together with the coating, 65% of the roll-up film becomes pure, perfectly recyclable plastic again.

There is another innovation in the offset printing sector: the brand new Folacoat Pure coating plate based on plant-based PU and recycled polyester is now available as a sample and is currently being discussed with users in the market.

You can buy and sell Folex products with a clear conscience. They are manufactured in Switzerland and Germany under very good working conditions and in compliance with high environmental standards – and we are constantly working to make both our production and our products ever more environmentally and climate-friendly.

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Help shape the success of Folex!

Our employees are passionate about perfect products and satisfied customers. In our lean, flexible organisation, you can make a lot of things happen with commitment and competence, and actively shape both the success of the company and your individual success. As a family-owned business with clearly defined values, we offer you an integrated, constructive working environment and excellent development opportunities.

Take the initiative!

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