John Kwasneski, Director of Sales, MUNZINGJohn Kwasneski, Director of Sales
Adhesive manufacturers often have ties with several vendors all across the globe for procuring chemical compounds. However, partnering with numerous merchants means increased costs and logistical challenges that affect production times. These setbacks become even more pronounced during an unexpected global event. For instance, the pandemic of the past two years disrupted the global logistics network for both suppliers and consumers of specialty adhesives.

What businesses need is not multiple vendors, but a one-stop-shop partner that can manufacture and supply specialty additives, stick to lead times, and save costs. Making that possible is MÜNZING, a 192-year-old, highly regarded, and a privately owned specialty additive company with headquarters in Abstatt, Germany. MÜNZING’s seven manufacturing facilities are strategically spread across Germany, USA, Australia, and Asia, with broad synthesis and formulation capabilities in order to best serve its global customer base.

“Our wide varieties of additives for diverse applications help us stand out in the marketplace. We offer additives for pressure-sensitive packaging, construction, industrial adhesives, and additives used for industrial sealants and heat seal applications,” explains John Kwasneski, director of sales, MÜNZING.

MÜNZING’s adhesive portfolio includes defoamers, wetting agents for substrates, rheology modifiers to optimize flow profiles, dispersants for stabilizing solids, and waxes to improve heat sealing and barrier properties. These are offered through their flagship product brands, AGITAN®, CERETAN®, EDAPLAN®, LUBA-print®, TAFIGEL® and METOLAT®.

While MÜNZING has developed a wide array of additives for adhesives they do not believe in simply advertising or selling the products by displaying a brochure and website. Highly experienced R&D technicians in their modern, state of-the-art laboratories work in close relation with global customers to find unique solutions for their formulation problems, regardless of the company size. MÜNZING offers technical service testing to solve customer challenges by duplicating the customer process rather than relying on general formulation characteristics.
They employ a wide range of test methods to reproduce the conditions that a coating experiences during manufacturing, packaging and application.

The company’s key corporate strategy for customer satisfaction starts with meeting client expectations and performance parameters. Each project is treated as confidential and unique, and its information is retained in detailed technical service reports (TSRs).

Our wide varieties of additives for diverse applications help us stand out in the marketplace. We offer additives for pressure-sensitive packaging, construction, industrial adhesives, and additives used for industrial sealants and heat seal applications


The bulk of MÜNZING’s business and sales is achieved through their direct team of chemical engineers, chemists, and formulators who have evolved through their technical careers to the commercial side of the business. To reach as many customers as efficiently as possible, MÜNZING leverages agents and distributors with a strong technical background. Thus, from the very first communication, when clients speak to MÜNZING’s team members with domain knowledge and technical competency they rest assured that their requirements are clearly understood.

MÜNZING is dedicated to ensuring the safety of its products by paying close attention to regulatory, health, and safety standards in the production of its additives. The company is a strong advocate of environmental sustainability, and gives extra attention to reducing the environmental impact of adhesives by developing certified water- and biopolymer-based additives. MÜNZING also provides zero and low-VOC additives, to limit the amount of chemicals released into the air during application or use.
  • We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our products by paying close attention to regulatory, health, and safety standards in the production of our additives


These innovations and achievements are a clear testament to MÜNZING’s generations of strategic planning, which will continue to be its most impactful competency. While a long running company may be considered outdated, MÜNZING proudly defies the stereotype.