Company

WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DRIVEN BY ONE THING:
THE BEST FIBRE SOLUTIONS.

Philosophy

TECHNICAL AND CUSTOMISED FIBRES

STW is far more than just a manufacturer of a wide range of fibre products that meets the highest quality requirements. We offer customised fibre solutions that match perfectly with your applications and specifications. You can rely on us at all times.

PROFILE

TRUST THE TECHNOLOY LEADER

The family business Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH (STW) with its 90 employees, develops and produces high-quality fibres for your industry and applications.

As leading specialists in fibre fillers, short cut fibres, fibrids & pulp, as well as customised solutions, we also process all the fibre materials you need; from natural fibres to synthetic fibres through to high-tech fibres. Thanks to decades of experience, continuous research and strong customer-orientation, we are able to react flexibly to new requirements with our bespoke fibre solutions. And since we are active in over 70 countries, you will always find a competent fibre expert in your vicinity.

HISTORY

HIGH-TECH FIBRES FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS

In 1919, Heinrich Kautzmann founded the Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke in Bergzell. Ever since, the company has been family-owned; now in the 4th generation. Initially, high-quality cotton as well as bleached, dyed and shredded fibres were produced. Thanks to outstanding fibre quality, the company grew rapidly and opened three further sites in Vortal, Schenkenzell (todays headquarter) and Haslach, where the dye works and shredding operation were located.

In Haslach, in 1950, the foundations for the current product portfolio of fibre solutions were laid, with cotton fibre fillers and chopped threads for the plastics industry, something which subsequently expanded continuously. After a major fire in 1974, the shredding operation was closed at the Vortal plant and the production of short fibres moved from Haslach to Schenkenzell. All textile production plants were then combined at this same location; with the exception of the production of plastic components.

Service

FIBRE SOLUTIONS FOR ALL REQUIREMENTS

Thanks to our wide range of fibre products and individual fibre solutions in different lengths, we can meet almost every customer requirement. Our employees are professional fibre experts keen to advise you, in choosing the right fibre for your application.

Quality

BETTER IS SIMPLY BETTER

Modern laboratory equipment, quality management according to ISO 9001:2015 and last but not least, the high, exacting standards we impose upon ourselves in the work we do, ensures that the highest quality standards are achieved with STW’s fibre products.

If you would like to know more about our quality management, please contact us. You can download our certificates, as well as further information on the regulations here.

TÜV ISO 9001:2015

ENVIRONMENT

PRACTICED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OUT OF TRADITION

At STW, active environmental protection is our daily business. Since the founding of the company in 1919, and not least, because our headquarters are located in a health resort, environmental protection, as well as sustainable thinking and action have been important, founding principles of our company tradition; from raw materials to machinery, from development, production and processing to final fibre products and dispatch.

We recognise the importance of the following factors, in our active environmental protection measures:

  • Company owned hydroelectric power plants
  • Reuse of water
  • Conservation of resources through the use of textile waste materials
  • No contamination of water and air thanks to modern production processes and filtration systems
  • Minimised waste
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Continuous personnel training
  • Replacement of environmentally harmful products (such as asbestos) with environmentally friendly products
  • Consistent monitoring of new environmental protection targets

Recycling

THE SECOND LIFE OF VALUABLE MATERIALS

Through the use of residual materials such as textile waste materials, we produce our high-quality fibre products in a particularly environmentally friendly manner. In addition, our fibres have been used to replace environmentally harmful substances such as asbestos in different applications.

Our sustainable thinking is also appreciated by our customers. Thanks to their exceptional quality, STW fibres are preferred for the development of new environmentally friendly products!

News

News from STW

Composites Europe

COMPOSITES EUROPE represents an international business platform for the composite industry and takes place in Stuttgart, from 19 to 21 September 2017. The organisers expect over 10,000 professional visitors and more than 400 exhibitors from 30 countries.

 

This is the first time for Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH to be part as exhibitor at Composites Europe. As co-exhibitor of Allianz Faserbasierte Werkstoffe Baden-Württemberg e.V. you will find us in hall 4, booth 4/C04.

 

We are looking forward to present our fibre solutions. Whether fibre fillers, pulp, short cut fibres or individual solutions, our fibre experts will be pleased to advise you, to answer all your questions or to discuss possible development projects.

Change in the Management Board

Dear customers and friends

 

Steady growth and a sense of innovation have ensured the positive development of our company for almost 100 years. Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH is the technology leader in the field of short fibres and is represented worldwide by international partners. STW stands for quality, reliability and individuality.

 

With effect as of March 1, 2017, Dr. Frank Kautzmann and Nico Kautzmann have been appointed to managing directors of Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH. So the company has been run in the 4th generation since this year.

 

STW is still looking forward to being a family business and wishes its new managing directors and their employees all the best and great success.

 

Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke
Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH

Our new homepage is online!

We are very pleased to present our new homepage. Besides a new design, you get a detailed overview of our extensive range of products and services without a great search effort, whether you are customer, partner or prospective customer. With the simple user interface, an uncomplicated and quick insight into the fascinating world of fibres is now possible. Thanks to Responsive Design you can also inform yourself about our company via tablet or smartphone.

The customer login area gives you the opportunity to download our technical product data sheets as well as safety information sheets and to get in touch with our fibre solutions.

If you have any questions or are interested in our product range or applications, please use the contact form below. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible and look forward to supporting you with our decades of experience.

We hope you enjoy exploring our new website!

Next show is EuroBrake in Dresden!

Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH is looking forward to EuroBrake which will take place in Dresden from 2 to 4 May 2017 and is dedicated to the braking technology. Featuring more than 120 technical presentations and almost 100 international exhibitors, EuroBrake attracts an international audience of braking specialists and therefore, represents an important platform for us to gather information about the newest trends.

Visit us at booth 79! Our fibre experts are looking forward to advise you!

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