Document Preservation

Machines for paper processing and restoration

Machines for paper processing and restoration.
We manufacture and develop systems for treating historical written works, documents and paper, and support the work of restorers and archivers in doing so.

Industry applications in detail

At present, 30 percent of valuable historical documents are affected by paper degradation. Decomposition of inks, mould infestation, fire, water and environmental damage all damage unique, historical and cultural artefacts and scientifically important works.

We have the necessary expertise and technical experience to build flexible systems tailored to your requirements, that preserve archived and library-based works in the long term.

These are just some of the benefits of our method:

  • Elimination of iron (II) ions and other substances that damage paper
  • Deacidification and mechanical reinforcement of unstable inks
  • Preservation of paper substance, inks and printed colours in their original form
  • Individual treatment of imperfections of written documents at risk of damage
  • Leaf margin and leaf format creation with regard to a visually complete book

Product groups from the document preservation section


Paper restoration

Our manufacturing portfolio includes leaf-casting machines for paper restoration, plunge pools for wet treatment, extraction tables and accessories. We are also happy to take over the maintenance of your equipment.

Wet processing & acid neutralisation tanks

Plunge pools to treat documents and book pages in aqueous solutions.

Leaf-casting, imperfection & replenishment machines

Compact system to fill out defects and holes and to process art paper.

Implementation options for document preservation

The stainless steel products of our company stand out for their extreme durability and resistance to chemicals and temperature changes. These are advantages that also benefit restorers and archive managers. We offer the following stainless steel equipment to treat documents and printed material:

Dear Sir or Madam,
Dear Mr Weinert,

On April 30, 2021, we will open another site at Allergopharma GmbH & Co. KG in Reinbek to support COVID 19 vaccine production in the presence of Federal Minister Spahn and Minister President Günther. We would have been pleased to invite you to this opening.

Unfortunately, this was not possible due to the pandemic.
We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank you for your extraordinary commitment to supplying equipment at short notice to support vaccine production. Allergopharma, as part of Dermapharm Holding SE, is now a further partner in the Europe-wide production network for the vaccine of BioNTech and Pfizer. This network now comprises more than a dozen important pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers. From now on, one of four production steps will take place in Reinbek: the vaccine formulation. This is where our mRNA active ingredient is combined with the lipids. A protective shell is created around the mRNA and the vaccine can reach its target in the body to induce the necessary immune response.

Your company has made a very important contribution to the global pandemic response with great know-how and under incredible time pressure. We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your team! Without their commitment, the successful completion of the project would not have been possible.
We look forward to working with you in partnership in the future!

Dr. Hans-Georg Feldmeier – CEO Dermapharm SE
Dr. Sierk Poetting – CFO and COO BioNTech SE