Whether fibre fillers, short cut fibres or fibrids & pulp; STW is your partner for customised fibre solutions for different applications. Due to their high reinforcement, our fibre products have strengthening effects and inhibit cracking. They promote thixotropy and ensure easy processing. Thanks to decades of experience and as technology leader in the sector, we co-operate with you in developing the perfect fibre solution for your products, with outstanding quality and cost-effectiveness.
Plastics were one of the first and are still one of the most important fields of application for STW fibre fillers based on cotton, polyamide, polyester and glass fibres, as well as chopped threads.
Our fibre products are used in various plastic types, e.g. as fillers for thermosetting and thermoplastic resins. For the rapidly growing biocomposites segment we offer a wide range of natural fibre fillers.
STW fibres are used in a whole range of specialty papers such as indicator papers in medicine, security papers for banknotes and identity cards as well as decorative papers, non-woven wallpapers and friction papers for couplings.
They improve dimensional stability, tear-, wet- and folding strength. For heat-sealable papers, we offer special polyolefin fibres and fibrids.
The fibres used in construction have a lot to do. They provide a high reinforcement and inhibit crack-formation. They encourage thixotropic effects and enable easy processing. For decades, the fibre products from STW have met the highest requirements and will continue to do so in the future. With our large range of properties, we are able to offer fibre solutions to virtually every area in the construction industry.
Brake and clutch linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles are safety-specific components. This is why raw material quality and well-designed, precision processing, play such an important role in STW’s fibre products for such vehicle components as friction linings. Not only do STW’s customers benefit from the high quality standards of its fibre production but so too, do end users.
Many large friction lining manufacturers, worldwide, rely on our leading competence in the field of fibres. We develop fibre fillers, fibrids & pulp and short cut fibres that precisely meet customers’ targeted requirements.
Both STW's organic and inorganic fibres which are used in filter papers for the automotive, industrial and food sectors, offer an extremely high degree of purity and some of our fibre types are even approved for use in the supply of drinking water.
The addition of fibres with predefined thickness or length also optimises the dimensional stability and porosity of filter papers.
Fibres from STW can be found in many V-belts, toothed belts and seals, as well as industrial and household gloves. Fibres obviate the complex fabrics traditionally used in these belts, and thus facilitate more versatile products with greater flexibility and vastly improved transmission ratios.
Thanks to our fibre products, durable seals can be produced without asbestos. Our cotton fibres are used in many types of industrial and household gloves to promote comfort, moisture wicking and durability.
In the automotive industry, door panels and instrument panels incorporate thermoplastic mouldings. STW fibrids provide the processing properties necessary in the manufacture of these thermoplastic mouldings. These same fibrids improve the dimensional and wet-strength in filtration layers. STW fibrids have also proven to be effective as binder fibres in ceramic catalyst insulations. In this context, they provide the "first binding".