History

History

Our ongoing process of development based on production expertise and decades of luminescent materials design experience let us quickly respond to changing market trends and provide our customers with innovative and competitive solutions "Made in Germany".

1948

VEB Leuchtstoffwerk established in Bad Liebenstein, Germany Production of luminescent materials for black and white TV sets

1951

Autonomous design department set up

1951

Luminescent materials for oscillographs and radar equipment produced

1953

Luminescent materials for lamps (halophosphates) produced

1953

Luminescent materials for x-ray equipment (calcium tungstate) produced

1959

Product range for advertising

1960

Electroluminescent materials produced

1970

Luminescent materials for high-pressure Hg lamps produced

1980 - 1983

New factory built in Breitungen

1984

Luminescent colour TV materials produced in Breitungen

1989

Company owned and managed by "Treuhandanstalt", the national privatisation agency

1992

Factory in Bad Liebenstein shut down

1993

Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen GmbH (LWB) established

1995

Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen GmbH privatised

1995

Fuel depot and new wastewater system built

1995

Zinc sulphide production capacity expanded

1997

New x-ray luminescent materials facility commissioned

1998

Luminescent colour TV materials capacity expanded

2001

Luminescent LED materials production (silicates)

2007

Luminescent colour TV materials production terminated

2008

Luminescent LED materials production expanded (nitrides)

2010

Luminescent LED materials production expanded (garnets)

2012

LWB acquired by Treibacher AG, Austria

2015

Luminescent materials business of Global Tungsten Products (GTP), USA acquired

2015

Luminescent UV materials produced

2016

EL pigments produced

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