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Cloeren holds more than 30 patents, more than anyone else in our industry.

History

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  • 1975

    Peter Cloeren Sr. develops the first Cloeren Feedblock, which was used for extrusion coating, a high-density polyethylene skin layer on a low-density polyethylene base layer for milk carton stock at Gulf Oil Corporation (now Chevron Phillips Chemical) in Orange, Texas.

  • 1979

    Feedblock and related coextrusion patents granted to Peter Cloeren Sr.

  • 1980

    Peter Cloeren Sr. and Peter F. Cloeren, Jr. formally co-found The Cloeren Company, now known as Cloeren Incorporated.

  • 1983

    Cloeren develops the multi-plane Feedblock for 4 or more layers. This innovation was quickly adopted to become the industry standard.

  • 1984

    First Cloeren manufacturing plant established in Orange, Texas.

  • 1990

    Cloeren enters the extrusion die business with the introduction of its Epoch™ Two-Stage Preland Die.

  • 1992

    Cloeren commercializes the first Flexible Lip and Edge Bead Reduction Die (EBR™) for extrusion coating and laminating.

  • 1993

    Patent granted to Cloeren for its Epoch™ Two-Stage Preland Die.

  • 1993

    Cloeren introduces the first Internally Deckled System (IDS™) for cast film and thin sheet applications.

  • 1994

    Cloeren expands internationally through the opening of Cloeren Japan Ltd. and Cloeren Europe.

  • 1997

    Cloeren becomes the largest die manufacturer in the world with the purchase of Production Components in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

  • 1998

    Cloeren establishes its third manufacturing facility in Orange, Texas.

  • 1999

    Cloeren establishes sales and service office in Southeast Asia

  • 2001

    Cloeren expands and relocates headquarters to downtown Orange, Texas.

  • 2002

    Cloeren receives 25th U.S. Patent for Polymer Processing Equipment and Design.

  • 2002

    Cloeren introduces world’s first commercial NanoLayer™ Feedblock for barrier coextrusion.

  • 2003

    Cloeren opens office in Nagoya; it’s second in Japan.

  • 2006

    Cloeren opens a fourth manufacturing facility in Marshall, Texas.

  • 2009

    Cloeren opens sales office in Beijing

  • 2010

    Cloeren establishes service in Shanghai

  • 2011

    Cloeren relocates its Asia Pacific office to Kuala Lumpur

  • 2012

    Cloeren expands their sales in Europe by opening another office in Germany.

  • 2012

    Cloeren Incorporated patents the moebius-manifold™ Die

  • 2013

    Cloeren expands its manufacturing facilities in Orange, Texas.

  • 2015

    U.S. patent issued for the moebius-manifold™ Die. International patents are still pending.

  • 2016

    Cloeren Inc. has strengthened its stake in the European market by increasing its investment in EMO GmbH, an extrusion die maker in Micheldorf, Austria.