Expansion of protection film capacity

PROTEC becomes a part of the POLIFILM group

The POLIFILM Group, one of the leading manufacturers and specialists of polyethylene-based film solutions, takes over PROTEC SRL.

The integration of the Italian manufacturer of highly engineered  protective films based on water acrylate adhesive into the subgroup POLIFILM PROTECTION secures additional coating capacities for the family business within Europe and extends the access to the high technically demanding water based acrylate adhesive systems. At the same time, PROTEC's production complements the POLIFILM Italia sales office already located in Urgnano, near Bergamo.

"The product portfolios of the two companies promise us high-quality synergy effects," comments Christian Runkel, CEO of POLIFILM, on the strategic takeover. According to Runkel, PROTEC's existing customers also benefit from these synergies. "As part of the POLIFILM Group, PROTEC now has an extended product portfolio that is characterized by additional natural rubber and solvent-based acrylate adhesive solutions and their respective system-specific advantages.
For the time being, the expanded portfolio will be the only indicator of the acquisition for PROTEC customers. "Both PROTEC and POLIFILM rely on long-term and trusting partnerships. Nothing will change in this philosophy in the future", the CEO continues, underlining that existing relationships will be continued and expanded with the same contacts.

The integration is thus an example of the sustainable expansion strategy of the POLIFILM Group.

An overview of the current portfolio of POLFILM PROTECTION can be found here.


POLIFILM PROTECTION is part of the family owned, international POLIFILM Group. POLIFILM PROTECTION are specialists in the areas of co-extrusion, adhesive manufacturing and film coating technologies. For more than 40 years the company has been manufacturing and marketing temporary surface protection films for many industries and applications. The highly innovative product portfolio includes adhesive coated and none coated co-extruded film solutions, incorporating natural rubber, water based and solvent based acrylic adhesive Systems.