Get the details, year by year, on Cloeren Incorporated as a company over more than a decade.
1970 – 1979
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.
Feedblock and related coextrusion patents granted to Peter Cloeren Sr.
1980 – 1989
Peter Cloeren Sr. and Peter F. Cloeren, Jr. formally co-found The Cloeren Company, now known as Cloeren Incorporated.
Cloeren develops the multi-plane Feedblock for 4 or more layers. This innovation was quickly adopted to become the industry standard.
First Cloeren manufacturing plant established in Orange, Texas.
1990 – 1999
Cloeren enters the extrusion die business with the introduction of its Epoch™ Two-Stage Preland Die.
Cloeren commercializes the first Flexible Lip and Edge Bead Reduction (EBR™) Die for extrusion coating and laminating.
Patent granted to Cloeren for its Epoch™ Two-Stage Preland Die.
Cloeren introduces the first Internally Deckled System (IDS™) for cast film and thin sheet applications.
Cloeren expands internationally through the opening of Cloeren Japan Ltd. and Cloeren Europe.
Cloeren becomes the largest die manufacturer in the world with the purchase of Production Components in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Cloeren establishes its third manufacturing facility in Orange, Texas.
Cloeren establishes sales and service office in Southeast Asia.
2000 – 2009
Cloeren expands and relocates headquarters to downtown Orange, Texas.
Cloeren receives 25th U.S. Patent for Polymer Processing Equipment and Design.
Cloeren introduces world’s first commercial NanoLayer™ Feedblock for barrier coextrusion.
Cloeren opens office in Nagoya; it’s second in Japan.
Cloeren opens a fourth manufacturing facility in Marshall, Texas.
Cloeren opens sales office in Beijing.
2010 – 2018
Cloeren establishes service in Shanghai.
Cloeren relocates its Asia Pacific office to Kuala Lumpur.
Cloeren expands their sales in Europe by opening another office in Germany.
Cloeren patents the moebius-manifold™ Die.
Cloeren expands its manufacturing facilities in Orange, Texas.
U.S. patent issued for the moebius-manifold™ Die. International patents are still pending.
Cloeren has strengthened its stake in the European market by increasing its investment in EMO GesmbH, an extrusion die maker in Micheldorf, Austria.
Cloeren purchases the remaining shares of EMO GesmbH, providing us with a manufacturing, service and repair facility in Europe.