Rafz, Switzerland - Alfa Klebstoffe AG, which makes Simalfa water-based adhesives for polyurethane foam, is celebrating its 40th year of business in 2012.
From a one-man operation started by Emil Simmler, the company now employs 40 in management, research and development, production, purchasing, sales and marketing.
Alfa said that its Simalfa series was "the world's first" one-component, water-based adhesive with instant wet adhesion to bond foam and upholstery. The Swiss company launched its latest addition to the range, Simalfa 337, at the beginning of this year.
The company said it continues to focus on environmentally friendly products and a cooperative relationship with its contact groups for the future. "These objectives are a commitment for the future and the further development of the company," commented ceo Thomas Simmler.