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    1968-1978

    1968: The first major contracts come in from other European countries: the company starts working for BP, Shell and Dow Chemical in the Netherlands, for Bayer in Belgium and for Esso in Switzerland.

    1970: Carl Kaefer & Co., Bremen, Am Alten Wall 23 has become a global player with locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Finland and South Africa.

    1972: KAEFER develops a light, transparent ceiling made of plastic for the swimming events at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

    In Cologne, KAEFER insulates a wind tunnel which can simulate supersonic flights at temperatures of +50 and -190 °C.

    1978: KAEFER makes it possible to transport natural gases by land cost-effectively. What is known as “cryogenics” is the foundation for insulation systems in ultra-low temperature environments.

    The company develops a new insulation system for liquefied natural gas at temperatures as low as -163 °C. Orders from all over Europe for LNG, ethylene and LPG ships follow.

    KAEFER designs a heat shield for the three-stage European rocket.

     
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