In 1981 Mr. Rogério Ferreira da Silva, co-founder of ADPLAST and holder of experience in the field of thermoplastics since 1961, founded the company called ADISCOLOR with the aim of developing an offer of additives and pigments for the portuguese plastic industry , thus contributing to its development and prestige, namely in a traditional and secular specialty – the manufacture of synthetic ropes for various applications and especially for use in the naval industry.
Portugal, a traditional producer of ropes in sisal since the 15th century, has not lost the leading characteristics in this area, only adapting to the inevitable gradual replacement of sisal with synthetic ones. And we, ADISCOLOR, can be proud of having contributed decisively and very effectively with the supply of new products, of enormous quality, but requiring a lot of technical and logistical support.
For 37 years Mr. Rogério Ferreira da Silva had started commercial relations with the prestigious group A. SCHULMAN PLASTICS, originally from the United States of America, but in great development in Europe with production units in Belgium, Germany, England, France, Italy and others. ADISCOLOR, since its formation, has functioned as an affiliate of the A. SCHULMAN PLASTICS group, representing it exclusively in Portugal, maintaining stocks of products for immediate supplies and thus respond promptly to customer requests.
In 1989, a new company was created – Baerlocher Química Portuguesa, Lda. 50% owned by ADISCOLOR to operate in association with one of the world’s largest groups of additives and compounds for the PVC industry – BAERLOCHER GmbH, with headquarters in Munich and factories on every continent.
ADPLAST, founded in 2019, derives from the convenience of merging the interests of the previously mentioned partners, joining the innovative ASTROPOL group based in the UK, which is essentially dedicated to the development of PVC color solutions.