After being nationalised in 1972, the company was bought back by the Treuhandanstalt (privatisation agency) in 1990 and rebuilt with old and new family members as shareholders. The fourth generation is now involved in the family business.
The newly built production facility in Markkleeberg was sold by the Treuhand to Scheuch in Darmstadt. Ultimately, the Kaps family decided to give up their claims there and concentrate on the old parent company in Leipzig.
In the eyes of the GDR administrators, the completely run-down company should have been closed down in 1990 and continued only at the newly built site. With the help of subsidies, special depreciation, investment grants and an immediately re-established research department, the headquarters were gradually rebuilt, the existing equipment was modernised and replaced by a large number of new machines.
The company now has four modernised old lines and two high performance solvent laminators, an efficient infrastructure, five high quality rewinders and two incinerators to meet environmental requirements.