The very special affinity of Kaspar Pfaudler, the founder of the company, to the German purity law can probably be explained by the fact that he was a master brewer. It also explains why Pfaudler’s history of success started in the beer brewing trade and the food industry.
FROM THE “WOODEN BARREL” UP TO “HIGH-TECH”
Or “Why does some milk taste better?”
The fortunate combination of Pfaudler, steel and glass is owed to the beer. Yet it was not moodiness after a few beers but rather real far-sightedness that inspired master brewer Kasper Pfaudler in the last century to replace the wooden barrel with glassed steel tanks.
The superiority of the glassed steel material was obvious - but obviously not to everyone: Kaspar Pfaudler had to travel as far as North America in order to find financially strong and far-sighted supporters. In 1884, “The Pfaudler Co.” was founded in Rochester, New York state, which was the foundation stone for the story of success of Pfaudler, and thus of the glassed steel material.
After a few years, glassed steel had made its way to the entire beverage industry - the unique purity and easy maintenance of the smooth glass walls inside the tanks bore the chance of offering a homogeneous quality for the first time. And it is exactly this incorruptible quality that opened the doors to a new, fast-growing market for Pfaudler glassed steel - the chemical industry.
The significantly higher demands made by chemistry compared to the food industry on corrosion resistance, expansion behavior, adhesive strength, chemical resistance and mechanical strength, could only be truly satisfied by glassed steel.
Today, Pfaudler is further expanding its leading position in process equipment and plants. Glass lined apparatus, components, reactor systems, know-how and the invaluable service reliability of Pfaudler have made glassed steel into a really “valuable material”!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA ...
In the 1930s, the chemical industry already accounts for one third of overall sales.
Today, Pfaudler is further expanding its leading position in process equipment and plants. A worldwide net of production, sales and service centers is the guarantor for our customer proximity to the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry. But it is thinking along that same lines that makes it possible to find complete solutions to complex tasks - “Pfaudler Reactor Systems” is the answer to the process challenges of the future.