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139 years of Sandler – vital moments

In 1879, Christian Heinrich Sandler founded a wadding factory in Hof/Saale to supply shredded waddings to the upholstery and fashion industries. In the mid 1900’s we ventured into the production of nonwovens, serving our traditional markets and this was the beginning of our development in becoming a leading global player in nonwovens.

1800s

1800s

1879
Christian Heinrich Sandler establishes a wadding’s factory in Hof/Saale

1899
The company relocates to Schwarzenbach/Saale at the historic Lamitzmühle site

1900s

1900s

1967
Production of synthetic nonwovens commences

circa 1970
Entry into household and filtration markets.
First exports for the garments industry.
First products for the construction and automotive industries



1987
Entry into the hygiene market



1990
Delivery of hygiene nonwovens to Asia
The construction segment is expanded




1993
The household segment is expanded




1998/99
The original nonwovens factory is dismantled— “Plant 1” is erected




1999

The filtration segment is expanded

2000s

2000s

2002
The company’s legal status is changed to Sandler AG, The Sandler families hold 100% of the shares

2003
Nonwovens production for wet and dry wipes commences






2005
The production of technical nonwovens is expanded




2007
The production of wipe substrates is expanded

2010/2011

2010/2011

2010
Another production building is constructed in Schwarzenbach: “Plant 4”

2011
The wipes segment is expanded

2012/2013

2012/2013

2012
The filtration segment is expanded

2013
The technical applications segment is expanded

2015/2016

2015/2016

2015
Another production building and a new administration building are constructed in Schwarzenbach