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ContiTech celebrates 100 years

Jun 8, 2011 12:00 AM


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ContiTech is celebrating its milestone of one century in business. From the development of the first elastic printing blanket in 1911, its manufacturing process for compressible printing blankets (registered for a patent in 1961), the debut of the Conti-Air brand in 1969 and climate-neutral printing blankets in 2010, ContiTech has continually established itself as an internationally prominent manufacturer in this sector.

"The past 100 years have shown that ContiTech has always had a future-oriented and forward-looking mindset. It has thus built up its strong position," says Heiko Eymer, head of the ContiTech Elastomer Coatings business unit. "In the last few years in particular, a lot has happened in the printing industry. In 2005, for example, ContiTech acquired the Phoenix Xtra Blankets brand. This made it one of the largest printing blanket manufacturers worldwide. The two brands have different focal points, so they complement one another excellently."

"With our strategy of manufacturing climate-neutral printing blankets, we contribute to greater eco-friendliness. It has enabled us to greatly reduce CO2 emissions," adds Dr. Thomas Perković, head of the printing blanket segment for ContiTech Elastomer Coatings.