Helge Warta und Joachim Gauck High-tech on a Roll

High-tech on a Roll

A big platform for innovations: Wörwag presented its painted film technology at Woche der Umwelt (Environment Week)

German President Joachim Gauck set aside plenty of time for the Wörwag booth. And all of his questions were answered. In June, our company was at their best not only in deference to Germany’s head of state at this year’s Environment Week in Berlin.

Wörwag used the two-day event at the Bellevue Palace park to introduce their painted film technology, which is extremely environment-friendly and energy-conserving in comparison to conventional coating processes.

“It was a great honor for us to be allowed to present here. We are very proud of that,” says Helge Warta. The head of painted film technology and cooperation partner Schüco Polymer Technologies KG presented the developed decorative painted films to mask plastic windows and other components.

That was the reason why the jury of experts chose Wörwag for Environment Week from a pool of 600 applicants. Nearly 12,000 guests attended the event.


Wörwag is one of about 200 companies with an information booth. Nearly 12,000 visitors came to the Bellevue Palace park. Dr. Achim Gast, Dr. Peter Moritz, Dr. Michael Schwake from the DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation), and Jörg Glocker (third picture, right to left) want to cooperate on future Wörwag projects and act on behalf of the environment.

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Environmentally friendly and extremely resilient

The innovative painted film technology was primarily developed by Wörwag and has been improved on continuously. The approach to first produce the paint as a length and wind it on a roll is new. The film is then cut and transferred by means of lamination without additional effort to the component during production. This enables components to be produced and coated in one step.

In many cases, the painted film is an alternative to wet coating plastic surfaces. The advantages: no overspray, hardly any drying time, immediately ready for use, extremely weather- and scratch-proof. The lengths are manufactured at Wörwag in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in clean room conditions. Several thousand square yards of painted film leave the plant annually. Enough to cover 77 soccer fields and in every imaginable color, if required. What makes it so special is that metallic effects can be incorporated into the painted film and—if desired—they can be embossed.

Wörwag painted film is available for two application areas: decorative painted film is used to mask window frames; the transfer coating is for coating car components. The new adhesive coating is used to coat the water deflectors in nearly all Daimler models.

Text: Daniela Renzo

Photos: Dirk Deckbar