Birkan – manufactures and supplies a range of Offset Blankets and Laser Engraved plates.
The Birkan Company was founded in 1924 by the families of Birkner & Kandlbinder with the aim of selling a patent-pending rubber printing blanket with woven mounting straps.
The blanket, which considerably simplified printing processes, quickly became an international bestseller, paving the way for the success of more BIRKAN products. Today, their range of Offset blanket products are either converted and barred or coated using their own production processes and are shipped ready for use.
Birkans production facility has undergone several extensions in the last few years to make room for the latest generation of converting equipment and since summer 2012, BIRKAN has also supplied laser engraved plates to the manufacturers of flexible packaging, labels and varnishes.
Almost ninety years on, the company has since been renamed BIRKAN Drucktuchtechnik, has more than 20 staff and currently exports to more than 100 countries worldwide. Birkan is now run by the third generation Kandlebinder family and continues to enjoy great success with the offset rubber blankets first designed by the forebears back in 1924.