Press Release

Rudolf Group and ACCESS Technologies LLC Establish A Joint Venture Named ACCESS Rudolf Technologies (ART) In North America.

Rock Hill, SC (USA), January 10, 2022 — Rudolf Group and ACCESS Technologies LLC are pleased to announce the establishment of a 50/50 Joint Venture named ACCESS Rudolf Technologies (ART), with Headquarters in Rock Hill, South Carolina (USA). Steve Savastano, ACCESS Technologies’ founder and president has been appointed CEO of ART.

Anticipating emerging industry trends, ART fosters industrial collaboration and synergies. It aims to develop and market significant innovation in silicone polymers and emulsions throughout a wide spectrum of markets. ART’s product offerings and capabilities stretch beyond core silicones. The JV is built on Rudolf Group’s world class R&D capabilities and product applications for silicones, quaternaries, urethanes, fluoro, and silver product technologies. Their strategy is to increase their footprint beyond textiles in North America. “ART’s combined broad-based silicone formulating capabilities, innovative technical expertise, industry knowledge, rapid response and flexible manufacturing configuration will allow Rudolf Group to quickly expand its strong technical knowhow and manufacturing expertise into the Americas” states Dr. Wolfgang Schumann, President RUDOLF GROUP. “Through ART, we’ll be able to inject our notion of aspirational chemistry into fields beyond textiles so we can be further recognized as agent of positive change”, he concludes.

ART springs from the strong, market-driven business model and unique rapid response capabilities that ACCESS Technologies has established for nearly 20 years. Their Lite Manufacturing Model has continuously provided customers with a supply of silicone fluid and emulsion products and solutions during ever changing market conditions. This capability will be maintained and enhanced allowing ART to meet and exceed customers’ demands for specialty silicone polymers and emulsions. “We envision tremendous opportunities for current and new customers, manufacturing partners, and suppliers to benefit from the partnership with Rudolf Group and their world class global presence, technical capabilities and market knowledge” says Steve Savastano, ACCESS Technologies LLC Owner and President. “ ART is well positioned to continue our vision of providing ACCESS to our customers beyond what many of our competitors are capable or willing to provide”, Savastano adds.


RUDOLF GROUP, with global Headquarters in Geretsried (Germany), was founded by Reinhold Rudolf in Northern Bohemia in 1922. The Group focuses on innovative and high- quality chemical products for textile, textile care and construction.

A truly global footprint comprising thirteen hundred (1300) employees in 45 countries around the world, Rudolf delivers constant innovation, experienced technical service and logistics. Highly conscious manufacturing capabilities, development know-how and constantly updated market insights make RUDOLF GROUP the ideal and ultimate choice for today’s progressive customers and co-producers in textile and beyond.

About ACCESS Technologies, LLC

ACCESS Technologies, LLC established in 2005 is a specialty silicone emulsions manufacturer and supplier of specialty silicone fluids, silanes, and other affiliated chemicals. The company’s silicone polymers & emulsions are manufactured through several strategic manufacturing partners located within key US markets. With over 200 proprietary formulations designed for a variety of applications, ACCESS Technologies, LLC has the broad capabilities and expertise to provide both off the shelf and customer specific designed products and solutions. The company has grown over the years to evolve into a trusted specialty chemicals manufacturing and distribution partner..

ACCESS Technologies, LLC has six respected manufacturing partners and nine stocking warehousesproviding thehighestlevelofservicetoanationwidecustomerbasewithrapid response time to their orders and product development needs.