Our Company

Since 1965, Valéron Strength Films has specialized in manufacturing a unique high-strength oriented cross-laminated polyethylene and other specialty films used in hundreds of unique applications worldwide.

Our Company

Since 1965, Valéron Strength Films has specialized in manufacturing a unique oriented high-strength cross-laminated polyethylene and other specialty films used in hundreds of applications worldwide. Our high-strength and specialty substrates offer unparalleled performance in demanding construction, packaging, print media, and other strength and specialty film applications. Through our proprietary manufacturing process, Valéron high-strength films offer the most tear resistant, wire pull-out resistant, puncture and burst resistant product in the marketplace.

Valéron boasts the highest strength-to-thickness ratio of any competitive synthetic - “Doing More with Less.”

You’ve probably already used a tag, label, or package made with our flagship product, award winning Valéron Strength Films. It can be found in electrical cord labels, child-resistant flexible packaging, pool chemical packaging, engineered construction barriers like house-wrap, roofing underlayment and much more. Valéron is a proven solution for customers that are looking to make their products stronger, more durable and tear resistant. Valéron is the strength of great products.

We are one of over 89 business units owned by Illinois Tool Works Inc.
ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.8 billion in 2018. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has approximately 48,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company’s unique, decentralized and entrepreneurial culture.

Research and
Development Team

Valéron’s Research and Development team works with our customers to develop new and enhanced products that solve problems and provide value to our customers and their customers. At Valéron, product development and Innovation projects are customer back.  This means all projects are partnerships with our customers and are based on their needs.  Valéron’s R&D team also provides technical support. R&D team members are located in Europe, China and the U.S. to enhance communication and shorten response time.

Valéron History

Early 1960's

The concept of cross-lamination was invented by Danish inventor Olé Bendt Rasmussen working in conjunction with Phillips Petroleum.

1969

Van Leer’s Research Lab started development in Passfield, UK.
The first plant was constructed in Essen, Belgium. Commercial production of Valéron film began in Houston, Texas in November.

1974

Valéron Strength Films expanded its manufacturing facility for the first time.

1993

Dedicated to quality, Valéron Strength Films' Houston plant received ISO 9002 certification. Our sister plant in Essen is also ISO 9002 certified.

2000

Valéron Strength Films (formerly Van Leer Flexibles, L.P.) is acquired by Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), a multinational Fortune 200 company based in Glenview, Illinois.

2003

Valéron Strength Films certified with ISO9001:2000 quality system and marks its 10th anniversary as an ISO certified organization.

2006

Valéron Strength Films establishes geographic expansion into China.

2009

Metallized Valéron is launched to support construction applications.

2013

As part of the ITW Enterprise strategy, Valéron in Essen, Houston, and China combine to form one world-wide division.

2014

Essen plant celebrates it's 50th Anniversary.

2018

Valéron Houston begins multi-year manufacturing upgrade and modernization program.

2019

Houston plant celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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