Planatol is a global supplier of solvent-free adhesive products and application systems. In the area of graphic applications, the company’s adhesives are used, among other things, in book binding, for refined papers and finished surfaces. In the packaging industry, Planatol adhesives can be found in folding boxes and end-of-line packaging, among other applications. Planatol also supplies the wood industry with adhesive solutions for furniture, kitchens, wood-based materials, doors and windows. The industrial adhesives are used in the construction industry, as well as in the textile sector. The range is rounded off by adhesive processing systems. Further potential lies in the development of biodegradable adhesives.
Revenue in 2021
EUR 36.4 million
Employees (31 Dec. 2021)
122 (incl. trainees)
1932 by Willy Hesselmann
2009 (majority stake since 2011)
Shareholding in %
Herford (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Adhesives & Coatings
Blue Cap AG offers the company support with the following projects:
- Expansion of sales activities and digitalisation of sales
- R&D projects in the adhesives sector
- Implementation of the use of renewable energies at the Rohrdorf site
Johann Mühlhauser has been in the adhesives business for almost two decades. As an operations manager and – since 2014 – managing director, he puts his management and industry experience to good use in ensuring Planatol continues to grow into a modern, innovative SME.
“As an SME, we are committed to quality, reliability and innovation.”