The company was founded in 1957 by Hans Henle in Ulm. The patent for molybdenum disulfide formed the basis for the company that produces and sells additives, oils and lubricants. The additive to engine oil based on the liquefied solid lubricant molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) was the first product. MoS2 improves the lubricating properties of oil. Already in the last century, U.S. Air Force MoS2 as an additive for the engine oil of their aircraft, so that in the case of an oil tank hit the lubricating film was not demolished and a landing was possible.