For half a century VPF has been supporting and shaping the European market for self-adhesive materials and coatings as an idea generator, reliable partner and problem solver.

Expertise and a strong focus on customer and market needs are the foundations on which we develop innovative solutions. With our state-of-the-art production facilities, dedication and flexibility, we turn these solutions into quality products for paper and film applications of all kinds.

Our standard portfolio already offers a huge variety of options to cover all application areas (pharmaceuticals, medical, chemical and engineering industry, food and beverages, cosmetics, logistics, and much more).

And developing new, personalised and tailor-made self-adhesive solutions is part of our daily business. Innovative – flexible – versatile.


The secret of VPF’s success is our consistent focus on non-standard self-adhesive materials, with adhesive-free zones, coloured adhesives and other custom specifications, with fast delivery and small minimum order quantities.

This is based on the unique VPF modular system comprising more than 400 film and paper labelstocks, over 30 specialty adhesives covering all modern self-adhesive technologies, and a large variety of siliconised paper and film liners with different release values.

In addition to this, VPF‘s long experience in the self-adhesive labels market makes us a reliable partner for contract coating and the development of special solutions to meet specific customer needs.


‣  Adhesive-free areas
‣  Opaque materials
‣  Multilayer and composite labelstocks
‣  UV acrylic/conventional hotmelts in adjustable application weights
‣  Adhesives (dispersions) coloured to customer specifications
‣  UL-registered PET materials starting from 500 m²
‣  Inkjet materials made of paper, PP, PE, PET
‣  Data PE and TE coated facestocks (in combination with tyre-grade adhesives or increased coat weight hotmelts)
‣  Aluminium reverse coated materials
‣  Laser-printable self-adhesive materials: laser PET/PP
‣  Security materials (void, checkerboard, splittable, destructible) in small minimum order quantities from 200 m² and up
‣  Metallised and holographic facestocks
‣  Thermal PP self-adhesive materials
‣  Many more specialty facestock materials Tyvek, Teslin, Valéron, acetate silk, …)
‣  Dry peel and no-stick grades
‣  Contract coating


Establishment of VPF in Wuppertal (Germany) as an independent coater of self-adhesive materials using solvent-based adhesives
1967Establishment of VPF in Wuppertal (Germany) as an independent coater of self-adhesive materials using solvent-based adhesives
1978Relocation within Wuppertal and investment in the first coating line for dispersion adhesives
1988Establishment of a second production site in Sprockhövel – investment in an additional coating line for dispersions
1990Construction of a new warehouse in Sprockhövel
1991Relocation of the company administration to the new headquarters in Sprockhövel
1993Increase in capacity through the addition of a third dispersion coater
2004Beginning of a consistent focus on non-standard self-adhesive materials based on a modular system with adhesive-free zones, colored adhesives and other custom specifications, with fast delivery of small minimum order quantities.
2008Expansion of coating technology through the addition of a coater for hot melt adhesives and UV acrylic hotmelts, plus building up laboratory capabilities
2008Initial certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001
2011Initial certification of the environmental management system according to ISO 14001
2013UL certification for selected polyester products
2014FSC Certification (CoC) for the processing of paper products from sustainably managed forestry
2014Relocation of adhesive formulating operations and centralisation of all coating lines at the headquarters in Sprockhövel
2015Complete upgrade (retrofit) of the dispersion lines to reflect the latest state of the art
2017Extension of our Administration Building as well as of our Laboratory and Product Development Capabilities 

Invested in new dryer technology