Van Merksteijn Plastics BV

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  • Verzetslaan 20
  • 7548 EN Enschede
  • Netherlands

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Van Merksteijn Plastics is part of a large industrial group known for being product-driven and one step ahead of the competition. We manufacture a wide range of self adhesive and static decorative films (GEKKOFIX®), as well as tablecloths (GEKKOTEX®) and printmedia (GEKKOMEDIA®) in our factory in the Netherlands. Our products all meet the necessary quality standards and we are leaders in product development, offering a range that is known to be the best in the market.

In September 2011, the company Boekelo Décor of the Alkor Venilia Group was taken over by Van Merksteijn Industrial Group. Boekelo Décor was the production facility for self-adhesive decorative laminate within the Alkor Venilia group. We have invested a lot into the modernisation of the production facility in all facets. Our objective is to specialise in manufacturing self-adhesive decorative laminates in accordance with all applicable European product standards.


  • 2017 The MEDIAMAKER

  • 2011 Van Merksteijn Plastics B.V. (brands; Gekkofix, Gekkotex, Gekkomedia)

  • 2001 Boekelo Décor B.V.

  • 1969 Boekelo Folien B.V. SOLVAY concern (brands; Alkor, Venilia, Fablon, Ixa)

  • 1960 NV Boekelo Plastics Commercial Plastics NV (Unilever concern)


We are proud to present you our latest collection for 2018. We have worked hard to further distinguish our collection and are very satisfied with the result and we are eager to show you these unique collections. We have discontinued some designs from previous foil and tablecloth collections, but have added many new ones to give you the possibility to keep up-to-date with the market trends. We also would like to show you the opportunities of our printmedia.


We feel confident that the collection will allow you to increase your sales. A strong base for all of our products lies in our emphasis on quality. We have the Oekotex certificate for our complete range and all products are REACH compliant. Some of our products can be manufactured in a different color on your request. Please let us know your wishes and we will be happy to inform you about all the possibilities.

You can also reach us on weekdays between 8:00 am. - 4:30 pm. (CET) on +31(0)53-4289900.

Van Merksteijn Plastics BV

Verzetslaan 20

7548 EN Enschede

The Netherlands


Range of services

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Van Merksteijn Plastics produces high quality self adhesive decorative laminates. The production location is based in the Netherlands. Van Merksteijn Plastics’s objective is to build strong partnerships with distributors everywhere in the world. The brand name of our product range is “GEKKOFIX®”. Our adhesive film products are split into several main product groups, each with its own specifications and quality levels. We carefully select our designs based on their appearance and taking into account demands in the market. Our range includes more than 200 designs, each available in more than six different roll sizes. We are confident that this range includes everything you need for your collection. As well as our own designs, we can also manufacture private label products for you if you wish. Van Merksteijn Plastics uses heliogravure technology to print all designs. The GEKKOFIX® collections include around 200 different designs. In total, Van Merksteijn Plastics offers over 2,500 different design options. Besides this own-label product, we are also capable of developing and producing private-label products for distributors with own–brand products. Together with our partners, we will operate with a focus on innovation and operational excellence.

Since several years Van Merksteijn Plastics has added a range of PVC based tablecloths under the brand name GEKKOTEX®. The range of tablecloths consists of a large number of designs. All products meet the necessary quality standards and we are leaders in product development, offering a range that is known to be the best in the market. We have carefully selected our designs based on their appearance and taking into account demands in the market. Some of our tablecloths are also available with a LFGB certificate, therefore do not hesitate to contact us for these kind of requests. Most of our products are made with a non woven backing. We can also offer fibranne, brushed fibranne or with a PTI backing. Our GEKKOTEX® tablecloths are divided in the categories:  ‘Trendyline’ (our best product), ‘Dessin’ and ‘Transparent’.

With the experience in calandering our own vinyls for over five decades, Van Merksteijn Plastics is introducing high quality large format print vinyls to the still growing viscom market with ‘The MEDIAMAKER’. You can download our printmedia catalog here. The MEDIAMAKER – Printmedia solutions as flexible as your business. Our print vinyls are printable by solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV inkjet technologies. In contrast to other manufacturers of digital printing films who are specialised in coating or converting, Van Merksteijn Plastics is proud to be the only European based manufacturer which is able to manage the complete process from calandering vinyl to converting into 50 meter rolls and longer rolls on request. Beside our own brand GEKKOMEDIA®, we also manufacture private and white label products for OEM businesses. All of our GEKKOMEDIA® monomeric vinyls are HP Latex Certified.

General print media specifications:


  • Available widths are 1050, 1270, 1370 and 1520 mm.

  • Short to long term promotional, p.o.s. advertising, signs, etc.

  • Quality and image consistency guaranteed.

  • Exterior and interior use.



Self adhesive deco foil

Characteristics Decorative Multipurpose usage Lightfast Easy to clean Easy to...

Van Merksteijn Plastics BV Verzetslaan 20 7548 EN Enschede Netherlands +31 53 4289900

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Heimtextil 2018

09.01.2018 - 12.01.2018 Hall: 9.0 Stand: E 34