BARBE Group of Companies

Preferred partner of the polymer industry for functional treatment of surfaces

The Barbe Group of Companies develops, produces, and distributes high-quality processing aids such as anti-tacks for compounds, other release agents, and lubricants for the polymer industry worldwide. To assist customers in manufacturing and processing elastomers and other polymers cost-effectively and reliably, the German family-owned business offers industry-leading product and process solutions.

75th company anniversary

It started small in the tranquil town of Burgkirchen an der Alz in Upper Bavaria: Our founder provided solutions for private households to keep things running smoothly with his products TOPFBLANK and ABFLUSSKLAR, which he manufactured himself. Today, we do this worldwide with products for surface coating. And by harmonizing entire processes, we help our customers ensure that their production runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Founded in 1949 by Hans W. Barbe, the company celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2024!

75 years of BARBE

Production sites

BARBE has its own production plants on three continents – in North America, in Europe and in Southeast Asia.

Oakwood, Georgia, USA

Alzey, Germany

Pluakdaeng, Rayong, Thailand

Our Basic Principles

In addition to our own quality and environmental policies, we have developed short, concise principles that we want to consider in all our actions and activities:


Our customers are in the focus of our efforts. They shall be able to rely on our competence, quickness and helpfulness. Towards our customers we commit to honesty, integrity and fairness. This, in turn, we expect from our suppliers and their employees.


Via the efficiency of our products we want to protect the environment, by reducing the use of resources and the volume of transport. Therefore we also include sustainability aspects into our procurement activities.


Highest target is an uncompromising product and service quality. This includes the manufacture of products according to specification and compliance with agreed delivery dates. By recognizing the requirements and understanding of the expectations of our customers we can offer appropriate product solutions.


We always treat each other with dignity and respect and do not tolerate any kind of harassment or discrimination. We protect the health of our employees by preventing work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses with appropriate actions. We respect the personal privacy of our employees.