Since 1990, CaPlast has been part of KAP AG, a listed, medium-sized industrial group with around 3,000 employees worldwide. In the five KAP technology segments engineered products, flexible films, surface technologies and precision components, high-performance, medium-sized companies pool their expertise and together develop into highly specialized market leaders. CaPlast is part of the technology segment KAP | flexible films. The segment is headed by CaPlast Managing Director Frederik Schaefer.
The latest addition is AerO Coated Fabrics B.V., based in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The coating experts from the Netherlands serve the growing market demand for heavy, environmentally friendly textile composite fabrics based on TPO as substitutes for PVC. Customers and the CaPlast team alike benefit from the company's extensive know-how in formulating and processing the compounds.
AerO has state-of-the-art production facilities and an innovative product range. In particular, pipelines for trenchless pipe rehabilitation (CIPP) as well as textile partitions and roll-up curtains without PVC coating are interesting growth markets. Dense geomembranes for subsoil protection, pool covers, and special flooring complement the portfolio.
Elbtal Plastics is active in more than 35 countries and is one of the leading suppliers of "fabric-reinforced swimming pool liners and swimming pool foils". The company looks back on a history of more than 150 years and is based in Coswig, Saxony, northwest of Dresden. In addition to its core business, the company manufactures technical films such as laminating films or welding protection films in the automotive industry, and sealing membranes for structural and civil engineering, hydraulic engineering and environmental protection complete the portfolio.
Riflex Film in Ronneby, Sweden, is a specialist supplier of technical films used in particular in the event and promotion industry. Market leaders are innovative projection surfaces for sophisticated home theaters, large events and commercial cinemas. The highly technical solutions for the event sector are rounded off by special floor coverings, for example for dance or ballet floors. In addition to these products, Riflex manufactures a range of other technical films for the printing industry, medical applications, hydraulic engineering and environmental protection.
Steinweg Kunststofffolien in Castrop Rauxel produces heavy polyolefin films from 700 g/m2 upwards. Examples are conveyor belts for agriculture, egg conveyor belts, root protection, sealing films, cover films and barrier films.
Now Contec complements the range with converting and finishing of technical nonwovens and films: rewinding, printing, self-adhesive finishing, cutting, web folding, packaging and international goods shipping from the company's headquarters in Waldfischbach-Burgalben, Rhineland-Palatinate.