Oskar Nolte was established in 1959 as a manufacturer of paints for neighboring furniture manufacturers. It started by providing a full range of products, however greatly increased its focus on specialty segments in the early ‚‘90s of the last century. The strategic decision was taken to concentrate only on large-industrial manufacturers of boards as customers for its products. This paved the way to specialize on water-based coating systems complemented by radiation-curing 100% material systems. These systems were economically superior to conventional solvent-based systems and also made sense from an environmental point of view. Even today, manufacturers of boards and panels made of engineered wood (MDF, HDF, Particle Board…) as suppliers to the furniture and (interior) door industry are a key customer group for the company.

The company is family-owned and part of the Hamburg-based Peter Möhrle holding (http://www.petermoehrle.de/en/holding-index.html).

During the last years, the company greatly extended its geographic reach and enlarged its product offer in related areas (e.g. coating of new substrates such as foils or plastics, new radiation-curing drying technologies and customer-specific developments in particular.