NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH, Selb / Germany

NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH, Selb / Germany

NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial Wet Grinding, Mixing and Kneading equipment.

The NETZSCH Product Line includes an extensive Laboratory Program and a full range of production machines.

NETZSCH manufacturing techniques are based on the developments of the NETZSCH engineers and production staff. The TriNex®, Zeta® and John systems are patent protected by NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik. The NETZSCH MasterMill and PR Mill complete our full range of grinding and dispersion products.

The worldwide NETZSCH headquarters are located in Selb. In addition to our professional and knowledgeable administration and sales departments, the Selb facility is also home to one of NETZSCH’s most modern grinding and dispersing application laboratories. Here, the NETZSCH Research and Development team conducts trials and testing. Customers are always welcome to observe our staff complete requested tests. As a special service we offer you our most modern machines for toll grinding. Our specialized staff helps you to eliminate your production bottleneck.

All NETZSCH machines and systems are manufactured in our Tirschenreuth manufacturing facility.

NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik is the largest manufacturing company within the Business Unit Grinding & Dispersing and part of the NETZSCH Group. This group offers a worldwide sales and service network for convenient customer service.

NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik Grinding and Dispersion machines and systems are used in all of the following applications:

  • Inks and paints
  • Life science
  • Plastic materials
  • Chemicals
  • Inorganic materials /minerals
  • Ceramics
Laboratory

Laboratory

NETZSCH applications laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are part of our comprehensive service program.

The NETZSCH wet grinding and mixing laboratory is located in Selb.

This laboratory allows us to accurately test customer products in order to obtain the maximum grinding efficiency according to customer specifications. Grinding tests can be run on both laboratory scale and production sized machines. After testing is complete, a comprehensive test report, including a sample of the final product, is prepared and sent to the customer.

Customers are welcome to take part in the testing of their product, guaranteeing that all tests are run exactly according to their requirements. During the trials, customers will also learn more about our company, its manufacturing abilities and staff.

1873

Thomas and Christian NETZSCH establish Gebrüder NETZSCH Maschinenfabrik in Selb.

1896

NETZSCH presents its first ball mill. This mill received the "golden medal" at the Nuremberg exhibition. At this time, ball mills for wet and dry grinding were primarily used for processing raw materials containing silicates and in the paint and printing ink companies.

1931

NETZSCH headquarters moved to Asch/Czech Republic.

1946

After the Second World War, the company re-established in Selb/Bavaria. Here management began manufacturing machines for the ceramic industry and introducing grinding systems as part of the product line.

1956

NETZSCH obtains a license to manufacture attritors (PR Mills).

1963

The first continuously working agitator bead mill, the MoliNex System, is developed.

1969

Development of the annular chamber mill utilizing the peg- counter-peg system, is established and called the John Mill. This agitator bead mill is the first to process high-viscosity printing inks in enclosed, continuously working systems.

1969

Foundation of NETZSCH Incorporated, Exton, PA. NETZSCH Inc. begins manufacturing wet grinding equipment to service all of North America.

1973

Foundation of NETZSCH do Brasil Ltda., Pomerode. This location becomes an additional production facility for manufacturing wet grinding mills. NETZSCH do Brazil provides customer service for all of South America.

1974

By autumn of this year, the volume of orders received for NETZSCH agitators increased to an overwhelming level. Gebrüder NETZSCH found it necessary to acquire an additional production site. In November 1974, the company NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik is founded and an appropriate production facility is purchased in Tirschenreuth. The administration staff and the laboratory remain in Selb.

1976

The first NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik Disperser is built.

1977/1979

First expansion of the manufacturing facility in Tirschenreuth.

1984

Signing of a license agreement with Ashizawa in Japan.

1986

NETZSCH acquires Mastermix (Aldridge, England) to complete its grinding product line, now offering Mixing and Dispersion equipment. The new company is called NETZSCH-Mastermix Ltd.

1986

Agreement with BASF Group to design a special ZWM Circulation Mill.

1989

Tirschenreuth expands again, now adding Halls no. 4 and 5. Production space at this facility increases to over 4000 m2. In addition, one of the most modern applications laboratories for grinding and dispersion is constructed in Selb.

1990

Foundation of NETZSCH España S.A. (Terrassa/Barcelona, Spain). This facility becomes the Production site for the NETZSCH MiniZeta and LabTopMill.

1990

First NETZSCH Module 2000 is built - a mobile grinding and dispersion unit on an industrial scale.

1991

The first LMZ Circulation Mill is manufactured. Later named the Zeta System.

1991

Mirodur and NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik sign a contract to manufacture and sell the Turbomill, now called the TopMill.

1992

A new administration building is built in Selb. Office space expands to over 2300 m2.

1993

Production of the "Mount Isa Mill", the largest horizontal agitator bead mill in the world with a grinding chamber volume of more than 3000 liters.

1995

Takeover of the established company CONDUX Maschinenbau (Hanau, Germany). This company is renamed NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH and becomes part of the NETZSCH Grinding and Dispersion division. Now, NETZSCH offers a complete product line of dry grinding, classifying and plastic materials recycling equipment.

1997

Takeover of the company Dieter Werner Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (Mannheim, Germany) and integration into NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik. NETZSCH increases its product line to include Planetary Mixing and Kneading Machines.

1999

Production of the first NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik Three Roll Mill.

2000

DIN EN ISO 9001:1994 certification.

2000

Foundation of the company NETZSCH (Shanghai) Machinery and Instruments in China.

2001

Opening of the representative office in Warszawa, Poland.

2003

Foundation of NETZSCH-Tula, Russia. Production place for grinding and mixing technology.

2003

Construction of the biggest horizontal disk agitator bead mill with a grinding chamber volume of 10000 l and a drive capacity of 2.6 kW.

2003

Re-certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.