With roots dating back to 1772 when Hendrik Alberdingk first started a cooper company in Amsterdam, which later transitioned into an oil mill business, Alberdingk Boley this year celebrates its 250-year anniversary. Headquartered in Krefeld, Germany, the Alberdingk group has become an international manufacturer of environmentally friendly water-based resins and oils with an ever-growing presence in the United States.
In 1970, Alberdingk started production of water-based acrylic dispersions, which marks the beginning of the evolution from an oil mill to a manufacturer of emulsions. Fifteen years later, the privately-owned company started to produce water-based polyurethane dispersions. In 1994, Alberdingk Boley launched the first PUD based on renewable resources. Throughout the years, Alberdingk Boley has expanded its portfolio platform within the waterborne technology and today offers a wide range of polymers.
Alberdingk Boley, Inc. was founded in 2000 and later opened its production and technical service center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company has been expanding and upgrading its manufacturing capabilities at the Greensboro site ever since. Recent milestones include the addition of another reactor train in 2020, followed by phase two of the capacity expansion project which included significant debottlenecking investments throughout 2022.
“Especially in these unprecedented times with ongoing supply issues and economic uncertainty, it is important for us as a company to give a clear message to our customers that Alberdingk Boley is a reliable partner with full commitment to its core business: we are a dedicated manufacturer of high-end waterborne resins that continually invest in its US site as well as in product innovations and trusted relationships.” said Thomas Baur, CEO of Alberdingk Boley, Inc.
“It is exciting to be acting as a medium-sized player that still offers a broad technology range – this combination enables us to partner with our customers, serve their global needs and yet keep the flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit that differentiated the company for 250 years.”