• 1977

    A difficult start …

    Finma - Foundation in  the garage

    Foundation of Finma-Chemie GmbH by the owner Gerd R. Vössing as a producer and trading company. The first additives for coating systems, adhesives and construction chemicals are yet being produced in a garage. 

  • 1982

    Here we go

    Finma - Installation in Rosbach

    Finma-Chemie moves into the production and laboratory site in Rosbach vor der Höhe, which is still used today. The production with small mixing plants is built up. The first product lines are Armipent, a fibrous rheology and reinforcing additive, and Finma-Sorb molecular sieve paste for selective water adsorption in reactive resins.

    Finma Rosbach - first production setup

    1982

  • 1984 - 1990

    Progress made ...

    Finma Rosbach - Office building

    Finma-Chemie acquires a new administration building. The sales activities can be expanded and an increasing sales success with micro-waxes sets in. 

  • 1998

    Looking for a partner

    Finma Rosbach - Firts Sylysia derlivery

    The sales activities and our product range are significantly expanded through a partnership with the Japanese company Fuji Silysia.

    company logo Silysiamont

    Back then, Fuji Silysia already was an established manufacturer of micronized silica powders for matting and anti-blocking. Today’s production site is Silysiamont S.p.A. in Italy.

  • 1999

    On the big stage

    Finma Booth at ECS 1999

    For the first time, Finma-Chemie presents itself, its own products and its distribution products at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, the leading trade fair for the international coatings industry.
    What began as a booth sublease, has evolved enormously to this day.

     Finma Booth at the ECS 2017

    1999

  • 2000

    "Maybe a bit bigger?"

    Finma Rosbach - molecular sieve paste production

    In order to meet the increasing demand of our customers, the production capacity of our molecular sieve paste is tripled by the installment new plants. 

  • 2001

    Black on white...

    ISO 9001 SGS  - Finma Rosbach

    For the first time, our quality management is certified according to ISO: 9001. A living quality management that is characterized by constant improvement. This is proved by the gapless re-certification to the present day. 

    2001

  • 2002-2003

    Enlargement

    Finma Rosbach  - additional lab building

    “Where should we do it all?” A good question that could only be answered by the addition of a new building part with a laboratory and offices. 

    Enlagement of Finma in Rosbach - new buildingFinma Rosbach - new labs

  • 2002-2003

    Cooperation started

     During the same period, the distribution partnership with Sekisui Plastics in Japan, which is expanding the portfolio of Finma-Chemie with the product series Techpolymer, is starting. Techpolymer powders are polymeric microbeads that produce surface effects in various coating systems. Whether matting, slip resistance, light diffraction or texturing, completely new applications areas can now be served. 

    company logo Sekisui plastics - Finma Rosbach

    2002-2003

  • 2007

    "How should we produce it all"

    Another expansion of our production is pending. Sales growth in the area of our Armipent products motivates us to plan and install larger specialty mixers for fibrous additives. At the same time, we form our Technical Service Group (TSG). The main task of this new group is to examine existing and newly developed additives in terms of application technology and to support our customers with the knowledge gained. 

  • 2014-2015

    Follow the market trends

    UV-Trockner, Finma Rosbach

    Ourown application technology is extended, to help our customers with questions about the latest application methods. Results are the new UV laboratory and a construction chemical laboratory for basic material characterization.

    Partikelgrößenmessung - Malvern - Finma Rosbach

    2014-2015

  • 2017

    A reason to celebrate

    40th anniversary - Finma Rosbach

    We are celebrating our 40th anniversary and happily look back on the steady development every single employee contributes to. At this time, we have produced and sold well over 10,000 tons of molecular sieve paste. 

  • 2018

    Moving on

    New Lab - Finma Rosbach

    To additional employees, new products and new laboratories also new storage space will be acquired this year – but everything is the same on the outside? As if! 2018 is the year of our new corporate identity, with a company name change to Finma GmbH and a fresh appearance with new logo and new website. 

    2018

  • 2019

    Company logo Finma GmbH