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Rudolf GmbH

Rudolf GmbH

RUDOLF GmbH, whose headquarters are in Geretsried, Bavaria, was founded by Reinhold Rudolf in Northern Bohemia in 1922. The company excels in innovative and high-quality textile auxiliaries, solutions for textile care, coatings- and construction chemicals.
1,800 employees in 45 countries around the world ensure logistical and technical services.
The combination of backwards integration, scientific knowledge, development knowhow, market insights and thorough application expertise make RUDOLF GmbH an experienced and competent partner for the customers of the textile finishing industry, producers of coatings and printing inks, co-producers and many other industries. RUDOLF offers products that comply with the OEKO-TEX® and GOTS standards, is committed to ZDHC and is a bluesign® system partner. RUDOLF is a founding member of the Transformer Foundation and lives by the philosophy of the Responsible Care initiative, which stands for responsible action in the fields of environment, safety and health.

Wetting and dispersing additives

RUCOLAC B-200 Series
The fine and uniform distribution of the solid pigments in the liquid binder solution is crucial for the production of pigmented coatings. If this process step of pigment trituration does not work perfectly, a number of visible defects can occur in the coating. RUDOLF offers a wide range of products with the RUCOLAC B-200 series to achieve optimum dispersion and wetting of pigments.

Surface additives

RUCOLAC B-300 Series
Surface defects frequently occur during and after the application of a coating system, which impair the appearance of the coating and affect its protective function. Essential parameters for all those defects are differences in the surface tension, which lead to the formation of surface defects. To avoid these, RUDOLF offers with the RUCOLAC B-300 series additives, which minimize surface tension differences.

Special additives

RUCOLAC B-400 Series
The requirements for modern coatings are constantly increasing. With the RUCOLAC B-400 series, RUDOLF offers various functional additives that provide coating systems with additional functions such as extended open time, tannin-blocking properties or a hammer finish effect.


RUCOLAC B-500 Series
In the coatings industry, solutions against microfoam or macrofoam are usually required. Microfoam occurs mainly in solvent based, solvent-free, but also aqueous formulations with low pigment volume concentration (PVC), while macrofoam is formed more frequently in aqueous systems. Defoamers or deaerators are used to prevent foam formation, whereby defoamers tend to destroy the foam on the surface (macrofoam). In contrast, deaerators accelerate the rising of the air bubble (microfoam) in the wet coating, so that the air bubble can leave the coating before drying. In practice, this distinction is often not possible, which is why the term defoamer is generally used. RUDOLF offers with the RUCOLAC B-500-series a broad range of defoamers based on mineral oil, vegetable oil and silicones.

Hydrofobising additives

RUCOLAC B-600 Series
With the RUCOLAC B-600 series, RUDOLF offers water-repellent additives that provide optimum protection for all kinds of coatings.

Binders and crosslinkers

RUCOLAC B-700 Series
With the RUCOLAC B-700 series RUDOLF offers silicone resin-based binders and blocked isocyanates, which act as crosslinkers. RUDOLF offers methyl and phenylmethyl silicone resins for particularly heat-resistant coatings. These resins are used for physically drying systems as well as for stoving systems. Typical applications are corrosion protection for exhaust and chimney systems, industrial furnaces or combustion chambers. Coatings are often additionally crosslinked to improve their performance characteristics and for this purpose, RUDOLF offers blocked isocyanates, which can be used as formaldehyde-free crosslinkers for aqueous polymeric dispersions of polyurethanes, polyacrylates or polyvinyl acetates.

Other services


MaDe Chemicals is representing several well known international suppliers: Deuteron, Wanhua, Vliegenthart en Rudolf.


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