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ABOUT US

Deifel GmbH & Co. KG Buntfarbenfabrik was founded in 1921 by Georg Deifel and is still led today by the 4th generation of the family by the great-grandchild of the company founder.

We specialize in the development of color concentrates for plastics processing.

“We want to bring the colors closer to our customers and advise them on the individual use of suitable shades.“

Our main business is Masterbatches, which are tailor-made to meet the exact requirements of our customers.
Alongside Masterbatches for plastics processing, we also provide color concentrates for use with synthetic resins as well as traditional pigments for artists and restorers. 95 years of experience in developing formulas for pigments have made us specialists in tailor-made dyeing solutions.

“The high quality of our products, comprehensive advice, and our customer service are the foundations of our success!”

To date, we have over 80,000 different and reproducible color formulas at our disposal.

ABOUT US

Deifel GmbH & Co. KG Buntfarbenfabrik was founded in 1921 by Georg Deifel and is still led today by the 4th generation of the family by the great-grandchild of the company founder.

We specialize in the development of color concentrates for plastics processing.

“We want to bring the colors closer to our customers and advise them on the individual use of suitable shades.“

Our main business is Masterbatches, which are tailor-made to meet the exact requirements of our customers.
Alongside Masterbatches for plastics processing, we also provide color concentrates for use with synthetic resins as well as traditional pigments for artists and restorers. 95 years of experience in developing formulas for pigments have made us specialists in tailor-made dyeing solutions.

“The high quality of our products, comprehensive advice, and our customer service are the foundations of our success!”

To date, we have over 80,000 different and reproducible color formulas at our disposal.

How it all began…

1921
The one-man company was founded by Georg Deifel

1930
Manufacturing and sale of colors for painting

1939
The company’s current premises in Schweinfurt were bought

1945
Reconstruction of the factory buildings that were almost completely destroyed after World War 2

1949
End of the sugar refinery and candy manufacturing and relocation of the production of dyes to Schweinfurt until 1950 when the company begins to expand the production of pigments for industrial and dispersion dyes

1950
Conversion of the one-man company to Georg Deifel KG under the leadership of Dipl. Chem. Heinz Deifel

1956
First formulas and color settings for dyeing thermoplastic materials. Until 1970 expansion of dyeing products for the plastics processing industry

1975
Start of the production of Masterbatches

1986
Jörg Schäfer takes over as Managing Director

1988
Development of special effect dyes for dyeing plastics (e.g. metallic effect)

1989
Expansion of the production and administration buildings and construction of new production lines for the manufacturing of Masterbatches

1990
Revision of the product palette for artists and restorers

1993
Introduction of combination batches to the production program

1995
Development of a new color range for use with synthetic resins according to RAL

1998
Change of the Standard Masterbatch range to lead, cadmium, and diaryl-free products

2003
Certification according to DIN ISO 9001 and takeover of the company management by Michael and Bernd Schäfer

2006
Introduction of Dei®Wood color concentrates for wood plastic composites (WPC applications)

2008
Expansion of the coloristic department (Color development)

2011
New product group Dei®Bio, for dyeing bio-based plastics

2013
Expansion of activity abroad

2015
Expansion of the product group Dei®Resin for use with synthetic resins

2017
New range of colors for dyeing PPA (Polyphthalamide)

DEIFEL’S GUIDELINES

OUR GOAL: “WE COLOR THE WORLD OF TOMORROW“

In collaboration with our employees and our suppliers, we try to meet the high standards of our customers. In doing so, we are always looking to the future, taking on new challenges and searching for innovative solutions in close collaboration with our customers. Sustainable and quality-orientated trade also ensures the success of our company in “the world of tomorrow”.

Customers

Satisfied customers are the foundation of our success.

We maintain close and collaborative contact with our customers. Through short and direct communication channels, we ensure that we can react quickly and easily to our customer’s wishes. We impress our customers with tailor-made products that are adapted exactly to their needs. Our reliability and high level of flexibility bolster the service of our company.

Sustainability

We meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

As a family business, we understand sustainability as our responsibility towards our employees, the environment, and towards society.

We view ourselves as responsible for sustainable trade with a view to future generations, and we are continuously optimizing our processes and equipment in line with eco-friendly criteria.

For us, social responsibility also means training young people and creating employment opportunities.

In choosing raw materials for our products, we take care to adhere to the relevant legal regulations and only use raw materials that correspond to our critical requirements regarding product safety.

Suppliers

Our common goal is customer satisfaction

We look to maintain a constant dialog with our suppliers and count on a long-lasting, collaborative, and trusting relationship with them. Our suppliers are an important part of our value chain. Therefore, we expect a goal-oriented partnership, high-quality products, and excellent service. Our customers are used to a high level of reliability and flexibility from us, and we expect the same from our suppliers. All raw materials must be preregistered in accordance with REACH, or they must be registered and the relevant documents regarding product safety must be made available to us.

Employees

The foundation of our success

Each employee in our company is jointly responsible for the smooth operation of our processes and therefore directly contributes to the success of our company. Our team competently supports the interests and wishes of our customers. Our employees have the freedom necessary to carry out their tasks and therefore assume responsibility for their actions.

As a family business, we see it as our duty to ensure that our employees are fully qualified with suitable training initiatives, and we offer young people apprenticeships in three skilled occupations in order to ensure our own supply of skilled workers for the future. Our employees work together respectfully and trustfully. All managers promote team spirit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

Environment

We bear responsibility for future generations

The most important raw materials for the manufacturing of our color concentrates are chemical products (e.g. pigments and plastics). As processors of chemical materials we have a particular responsibility for future generations. We consider it a particular challenge to further improve our products for the future in accordance with environmental considerations. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative solutions to optimize the environmental compatibility of our products and processes.

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Environment

We bear responsibility for future generations

The most important raw materials for the manufacturing of our color concentrates are chemical products (e.g. pigments and plastics). As processors of chemical materials we have a particular responsibility for future generations. We consider it a particular challenge to further improve our products for the future in accordance with environmental considerations. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative solutions to optimize the environmental compatibility of our products and processes.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

Corporate responsibility and sustainability are an important part of our corporate culture. This code of conduct defines the principles of Deifel GmbH & Co. KG Buntfarbenfabrik. At the same time, these principles are also the foundation for the interaction of our employees and for our business partners regarding their responsibility for people and the environment.

Discrimination

Any discrimination regarding recruitment, remuneration, access to further training, promotion, the termination of a working relationship, or retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, caste, birth, social background, ethnic or national origin, nationality, membership in a workers’ organization including trade unions, political membership or views, sexual orientation, family obligations, marital status, or any other status, is prohibited.

Observance of human rights

We respect the internationally applicable human rights within our sphere of influence. In particular, we respect the dignity and the personal rights of our employees and any third parties that we have business contact with. We request that our suppliers do not supply us with materials that were mined or processed in conflict zones, as their production or extraction may involve human rights violations.

Anti-competitive trade

We support free and fair competition and also expect from our supplier that they do not make anti-competitive agreements and also that they do not abuse their market-dominating position.

Environment

We commit to complying with the applicable national environmental laws, regulations and standards, and to maintaining a responsible attitude towards the use of our natural resources.
Our raw materials are selected according to their levels of environmental protection and occupational safety and we avoid using particularly hazardous chemicals. The proper disposal or recycling of waste is second nature to us.

Fair working conditions

We provide a safe and healthy working environment and take effective measures to avoid and prevent any potential accidents and damage to the health of our employee’s in connection with our operations. Our employees are instructed to avoid behavior that could put either their own health and safety, or that of another person, in danger. We bear responsibility for fair remuneration and guarantee the legal or standard minimum wage. The observance of maximum working hours as defined by the law is guaranteed.

Freedom of expression

The right to freedom of expression and free expression of opinions is guaranteed.

Child and forced labor

According to the provision of the conventions of the ILO (International Labour Organizations), the United Nations, and international legislations, child labor is forbidden. We are explicitly against any type of child labor and reject all deliberate use of forced labor. The rights of young workers must be protected. The minimum age for admission to employment depends on the regulations of each federal state.

Fighting against corruption

We do not support any form of corruption. Any type of corruption, extortion, and bribery is prohibited and if a case becomes known to us it will be stopped immediately. Any type of illegal contribution given with the goal of being awarded a contract or dubious benefits will not be tolerated by us. Our employees are obliged to make every effort to prevent corruption in their sphere of influence.

Confidentiality obligation

All information, knowledge, and documents made available to us by third parties and information about business relationships with third parties will be handled by us with the strictest confidentiality. All employees are obliged to remain silent about internal processes. The reproduction and/or passing on of documents, records, and data to third parties in any manner whatsoever that is not in the best interest of our company, is explicitly forbidden.