History

History

2016

Extension and strengthen of Germany as a location for industry

2015

New structure of Abifor group with 2 partners with plants in Europe and China
Extension of product offering by thermoplastic web, net and film

2014

Start toll grinding and job blending services

2013

New product generation: Terpolymers

2010

Expansion of the production plant in Germany

2009

First TPU powder based on renewable raw material
Seal of approval "Systematic Safety" of Institution for Statutory Insurance and Prevention in the Chemical Industry

2007

50th Company Anniversary

2006

Establishment of Abifor China Limited in Hongkong;
Foundation of Shanghai Billeter Plastics Co., Ltd. in Shanghai (P.R.China)
Start of own production in China

2005

Production start of the 1st biodegradable Ecoflex® Hot-Melt Powder (® trademark of BASF SE)

2004

Management Buy Out (MBO) by Dr. Rolf  Wickihalter;
Re-naming of the company in Abifor Ltd.
Foundation of Abifor Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai (P.R.China)

2000

Re-organization of the company; New shareholders and new management

1997

1st certification of Quality Management System according to ISO 9001

1988

Start of first cryogenic grinding with liquid nitrogen for production of thermoplastic hotmelt powders

1979

Transfer of the HDPE-powder production to Germany

1972

Company transformation in a joint-stock limited company based in Zurich / Switzerland (Billeter Kunststoffpulver AG) 

1957

Establishment of an unincorporated business company in Zurich/Switzerland Start of first HDPE-powder production for the textile industry