Our history

An SME with the experience and facilities of an industrial multinational

In January 2017 the facilties of Applied Polymer Innovations (API) were bought by the Dutch company Senbis Polymer Innovations and became part of the Senbis Group. Senbis divides its activities between R&D services and the production of sustainable polymeric products. The R&D activities are performed by Senbis Polymer Innovations B.V. and since 2021 the products are sold by Senbis Sustainable Products B.V. 

Senbis Polymer Innovations B.V. supports customers with applied polymer research. In addition, we offer our extensive polymer laboratory and pilot plant facilities to the market through SPIC Facilities B.V.. The combination of unique equipment and experienced polymer experts leads to very unique innovation potential. 

2021

Founding of Senbis Sustainable Products B.V.

A new B.V. was opened under which all own developed products are sold.

2021
2017

Founding of Senbis Polymer Innovations B.V.

In January 2017 the research facilities of Applied Polymer Innovations (API) were bought by Senbis Polymer Innovations B.V.  and became part of the Senbis Group.

2017
2014

Take-over Innofil 3D by BASF

API developed and launched an innovative monifilament for 3D printing, which was produced and sold through a seperate company called Innofil 3D. Innofil was taken over by BASF in 2014. 

2014
2008

Founding of Applied Polymer Innovations B.V. (API)

The private research company was founded in 2008 as a continuation of the R&D activities of Diolen Industrial Fibers in Emmen, the Netherlands.  A lot of intellectual property and experience has been accumulated over decades. In combination with a fully equipped laboratory and pilot plant this was a perfect fundament for the start of a privately hold research company.

2008
2003

Diolen

2003
1999

Acordis

Akzo Nobel sold its whole fiber business to Acordis.

1999
1969

Akzo Nobel

The R&D department of Akzo Nobel was supportive to an industrial facility that produced high tenacity polyester and polyamide multifilament yarns for industries worldwide.

1969
1952

AKU / Enka

1952