Schierke Arena
Schierke Arena
Krasnodar Stadium
Berlin State Library

Verseidag produces fabrics for a variety of applications.

Occupational safety

Offering the highest levels of quality, reliability and service, Verseidag opens up new possibilities in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE). Specially designed for work at utility companies or metalworking plants, in the haulage and local public transport sectors as well as in the chemical industry and food processing.


Textile solutions for the automotive industry place high demands on the products concerned. In addition to meeting strict durability and weather resistance specifications, they frequently have to be space saving and flexible. Verseidag addresses these issues with a broad product range to satisfy the most diverse needs.

Ballistic protection

Verseidag weaves, coats and develops customised protective materials for the military, the police, safety equipment, the aviation industry and smoke and heat protection.


Verseidag sets benchmarks in the biogas sector, making a significant contribution towards a sustainable future. We help our customers achieve the highest levels of safety and enable cost-effective biogas plant operation in the long term.

Digital printing

Effective pictures are worth a thousand words. Designers, printers and customers worldwide swear by Verseidag’s excellent print quality and innovative digital printing materials. Are you looking for high-quality products that are also ecologically responsible? With Verseidag’s textile printing media, you can have both.

Flexible containers

Flexible containers of whatever kind are frequently subjected to extreme loads. Verseidag materials exceed the specified requirements with safety benefits such as high adhesion and high strengths.

Industry & Logistics

Industry and logistics – materials as versatile as industrial applications. Whether for goods traffic, transport protection, roller doors, scaffold protection, packaging protection or terrace coverings – Verseidag has the right product regardless.

Contract coating

Special Solutions develops made-to-measure product solutions on behalf of our customers for a variety of markets in which textile fabrics with the most diverse coatings are used.

PTFE conveyor belts

PTFE conveyor belts have numerous potential applications in industry, for example as release films or belt dryers, in transfer printing and coating systems as well as in the food sector for processing meat, fish and bakery products.

Sun protection

Indoor and outdoor sun protection interact optimally to regulate heat

Indoor sun protection

Modern residential and office buildings would be unthinkable without sun protection and privacy screening to provide comfort, security and a pleasant room climate. Verseidag manufactures a wide range of fabrics for all kinds of applications. Smart, stylish and durable.

Outdoor sun protection

Heat is absorbed before it reaches the glass

Temporary buildings & tents

Verseidag has a selection of opaque, translucent and highly translucent materials for aluminium, steel and wooden structures. Airdomes, marquees, VIP tents, hangars and temporary industrial buildings and warehouses are just some of the typical applications. Six different qualities, from “easy” to “premium”, leave nothing to be desired.

Textile architecture

Coated fabrics of a very special kind are essential to achieve fluid forms and seemingly floating geometries in architecture. Not only must they be durable and functional; these fabrics must also look good and stay looking good. Verseidag’s architectural membranes have homogeneous material properties as the basis for enduring quality.

Project business & mega buildings

Your construction project is our passion

Textile canopies

Permanent structures, halls, shade sails and membrane roofs

Textile cladding

Functional and durable in any lighting conditions

Functional textiles & coatings

Enhanced textile comfort

Case Studies

Krasnodar Stadium

Avoid – Reduce – Replace: The Verseidag sustainability principle underlies all business decisions designed to reduce resource consumption and ease the burden on the environment.

Our path to carbon-neutral production

Solar power produced in-house replaces fossil fuels.

vertex – The Verseidag Coating Formula for Sustainable Textiles

The world’s first PVC-free vinyl made from recycled plastic waste.

Verseidag innovations for a more sustainable world

High-tech products for climate protection.


The longer the life, the more sustainable the product.


The Verseidag partnership for voluntary commitment to the sustainable use of PVC.

Technology & expertise

Weaving mill

Pastes & Dyes

Coating – Embossing – Lacquering

Laminating – Hot-Melt Calendering

Cutting & Pressing

Quality Control

Innovation & development


For the last hundred years, the name Verseidag has been synonymous throughout the world with innovative, high-quality, coated technical textiles.


Verseidag – Worldwide everywhere near you


Certifications and memberships

VERSEIDAG - 1920-2020

100 Jahre Innovation in Industrial Textiles

Innovation in industrial textiles
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Sep 16, 2020 | News

Foundation of Vereinigte Seidenwebereien AG

100 years ago, Vereinigte Seidenwebereien AG was entered into the commercial register of the Krefeld district court
Mannheim-based corporate historian PD Dr Stefanie van de Kerkhof has been researching the history of the company on behalf of Verseidag-Indutex GmbH, and she lends us an insight into the lengthy process of its incorporation.

Our founding company, Vereinigte Seidenwebereien AG, was formally established on 16 September 1920, when it was entered into the commercial register of the Krefeld district court. Mannheim-based corporate historian PD Dr Stefanie van de Kerkhof has been researching the history of the company on behalf of Verseidag-Indutex GmbH, and she lends us an insight into the lengthy process of its incorporation as revealed in sources from the NRW State Archive in Duisburg and the Krefeld City Archive.


‘In the first year of economic crisis following the end of the First World War, four medium-sized silk companies in the Lower Rhine region were already engaged in cooperation with each other (Esters, F. Keller & Co., Kniffler-Siegfried, C. Lange & Co.). Less than a year later, on 8 June 1920, the official process of incorporation began with the adoption of the memorandum and articles of association and the appointment of the management and supervisory boards before the Krefeld notary public Justice Councillor Karl Alberts.


On 15 July 1920, the Minister for Trade and Industry gave his approval for the establishment of the company. But before this could happen, imperial stamp duty already had to be paid by the end of August. This was 5% of the share capital of 12 million marks, and the payment was to be made to the main customs office in Crefeld (as Krefeld was written at the time). Upon review, the auditors appointed by the Crefeld Chamber of Commerce then confirmed the act of incorporation (‘that the company has been established in accordance with the statutory provisions and that the articles of association have been duly drawn up and the statutory bodies duly appointed’). Finally, on 16 September 1920, the company was formally established by being entered into the commercial register, as documented by the newspaper announcement in the Krefelder Anzeiger.


The founders of Vereinigte Seidenwebereien AG (or Verseidag for short) were Dr Josef Esters (1884–1966), Hermann Lange (1874–1942), Rudolf (1874–1930) and Paul Oetker (1876–1927), and their mother Emilie Oetker (née Peters) (1853–1931), the widow of Albert Oetker, a noted philanthropist who had held the prestigious title of Kommerzienrat. All five were owners of several medium-sized silk weaving mills in the Lower Rhine region and in Bergisches Land. These mills were located in Anrath, Gräfrath near Solingen, Herongen, Krefeld, Schiefbahn, Süchteln, Wachtendonk and Walbeck. From 1920 to 1943, the company’s headquarters were at the Krefeld office of Deuss & Oetker, the largest of the founding companies, situated at the corner of Gartenstraße and Westwall.


In the period of economic crisis following the end of the First World War, they decided that extensive cooperation would put them in a better position to finance innovation and exploit synergies. Later, other shareholders joined the public limited company and its board of management. At the time it was founded in 1920, Verseidag was already Europe’s largest silk company. It produced mainly natural and artificial silk fabrics for the clothing industry. However, technical fabrics were also part of the product portfolio even before the First World War, as Deuss & Oetker, for instance, manufactured cartridge pouches.