The history of POLYSIL – a Wolfsburg success story

POLYSIL started with the idea of a plastic car.

A car whose body was to be made entirely of plastic was the inspiration for the development of POLYSIL. Then as now, polypropylene was considered the ideal material. High rigidity, hardness and strength, but above all its light weight, are excellent properties. The problem, however, consisted of refining the surface. This was a challenge for research and development. The birth of POLYSIL.



The emergence of the POLYSIL product line. Development and market launch of the first primers and paints by Gerd Niemeyer.


The completely developed POLYSIL products are subjected to an endurance test in practice for the first time. The result: a cross-cut of GT0 on untreated polypropylene. This was a breakthrough.


In cooperation with the automotive industry, a large number of primers and paints are developed that are then launched on the market.


POLYSIL Coatings is used in production-line painting by well-known automotive suppliers. The development of conductive coatings for series production makes POLYSIL a successful developer in the field of plastics finishing.


POLYSIL positions itself internationally.


POLYSIL successfully launches an adhesive for plastics (PP and others). Plastics are bonded to other plastics as well as metal, aluminium and wood.


POLYSIL launches a complete range of products for the automotive repair sector.


Advanced Adhesive Coatings Technology AG, based in Glattbrugg, Switzerland and Wiesbaden, Germany acquires the POLYSIL Group. POLYSIL becomes the standard in the manufacturing sector.


Cooperation with almost all major automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Introduction of products for the plastics industry outside the automotive sector. Weather and UV-resistant one-component and two-component single-coat paints as well as coatings for special applications such as WPC, etc.


The research department of Advanced Adhesive Coatings Technology AG develops a water-based primer ready for series production in the automotive industry and other areas of industrial painting.

In addition, the world’s first two-component single-layer coatings are developed and presented, which adhere to plastic surfaces without the need for pretreatment.


Two further primers for the manufacturing sector (automotive or other industrial coatings) are presented, which are electrically conductive and thus enable the electrostatic application of subsequent layers. This serves to significantly reduce wastage.