This is our history
After the devastating Second World War, the Netherlands was recovering. But the underground infrastructure was in terrible shape. It had to be renewed and sustainably protected. Because only reliable distribution of essential resources such as water and energy could improve the population's standard of living and revive the economy. The Haarlem entrepreneur Jan Bloemers saw it as his goal to make a decisive contribution to this.
In 1947, he therefore founded the International Metal Protection Company, or Imbema for short. The aim of the company; to help the Netherlands rebuild its battered infrastructure, protect it permanently and thus make it reliable for a long time.
Jan Bloemers and his staff introduce the Netherlands to DENSO® petrolatum tapes, known in the market as "Densoband". The invention of a Berlin pharmacist, plays a decisive role in protecting underground gas and water pipes from rusting through. We are making a name for ourselves not only in the Netherlands, but also internationally as the company specialising in corrosion protection below and above ground. An expertise we still have and are very proud of. Even petrolatum tapes, in its modern form, is still used.