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Our company’s history

The medium-sized German family-owned company TIB Chemicals AG can look back upon a long, turbulent and successful history. Find out more below.


1872

1872

Chemical factory Rheinau founded (acids & sodium carbonates)

1912

1912

Factory bought by Th. Goldschmidt AG, Essen, Germany

1913 -
1929

1913 - 1929

Production of sulphuric acids, zinc chlorides, sodium sulphides, copper chemicals, barium chlorides and bitumen specialities

1965 -
1966

1965 - 1966

Production of organic coatings and ammonium thiosulphate

1970 -
1980

1970 - 1980

Discontinuation of certain production segments, e.g. barium chloride

1980 -
1984

1980 - 1984

Bitumen specialities and corrosion protection coatings sold in 1980

Construction of the sulphuric acid plant and copper plant (in 1981 and 1984 respectively)

1996 -
2007

1996 - 2007

Bitumen specialities and corrosion protection coatings bought back

Company renamed Goldschmidt TIB GmbH in 1999

Construction and commissioning of the inorganic speciality chemicals production plant in 2000

Construction and commissioning of the Galvano plant in 2005

Company taken over by TFO GmbH in form of an MBO and renamed TIB Chemicals AG.

Acquisition of Goldschmidt Química de México in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, by Goldschmidt TIB GmbH and renamed TIBChemCorp. Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.

2010

2010

Acquisition of Königswarter & Ebell Chemische Fabrik GmbH, Hagen, Germany

2014

2014

Acquisition of BNT Chemicals GmbH, Bitterfeld, Germany

Commissioning of the new bitumen tank farm in Mannheim

2015

2015

TIB Chemicals Corp., Houston, USA, founded

2018

2018

Selling of BNT Chemicals GmbH to IBU-tec advanced materials GmbH, Weimar with the aim of long-term cooperation

Founding of the new subsidiary CoaTIB GmbH in Mannheim

TIB Chemicals AG

About us

TIB Chemicals AG is an internationally orientated medium-sized chemical company. We provide our customers with a wide range of products and customised solutions in basic chemicals, inorganic speciality chemicals and coating systems.