In 2008, the Deutschen Amphibolin-Werke von Robert Murjahn celebrated 113 years since its foundation.
Originally founded to mine the mineral amphibole (hornblende/ greenstone slate), the company developed into a manufacturer of coating materials for the construction sector. These materials were initially powder products made from mineral pigments, fillers and the binders chalk/casein ("Murjahn's Coating Powder") and then also from size and water glass, a form of sodium silicate. Later, primarily due to the life's work of Dr. Robert Murjahn, the technology of synthetic dispersion binders shifted into the focus of the product research.
In this field, the company assumed the role of a specialist and pioneer, a role which it holds today. Above all the aqueous universal paint binder "CAPAROL" (CAsein + PAraffin + OLeum) - later using synthetic dispersion as the basic raw material instead of oil - became very popular with German painters and decorators.
The following traditional brands should be mentioned as further milestones: The facade paints "Amphibolin", "Muresko" and "AmphiSilan", the interior paints "Alpinaweiß", "Malerit" and "Indeko-plus" as well as numerous specialties and the well-known tinting materials "Alpinacolor" and "AVA".
Stations through a successful development: