The fibres used in the construction sector must accomplish a lot. They provide reinforcement and inhibit cracking. They enable thixotropy and exhibit the best processing properties. For more than a century, STW fibre products have met the highest standards. The huge number of different fibre types and properties means we can cover virtually all areas in the construction industry with our fibre solutions.
Concrete, Shotcrete, Cement
Fibre concrete is a concrete that has fibres added to increase its tensile strength, impact strength, deformability, crack resistance and other mechanical properties.
Fibre concrete is…More information
Fire Protection Applications
Synthetic microfibres significantly improve the fire resistance of the concrete.
The use of synthetic fibres in tunnel construction can have a positive effect on fire resistance. When…More information
Screed is the structure of different layers of mortar, which is laid on the substrate (with or without bonding). This can also be applied to an intermediate separating or insulating…More information
The use of fibres in the field of paints is very diverse and application-dependent, but fibres are usually added in the form of fillers as additives.
Fibres are increasingly used in…More information
Plasters (Base, Exterior, Interior)
Plasters are pasty, usually granular masses consisting of a wide variety of materials that are applied using different techniques and can serve one or more purposes according to the…More information
Putty, Filler, Reinforcing Fillers
Putty is a collective term for adhesives and sealants, which is often used with the material to be joined. The putty matrix can be either a natural or synthetic base.
The area of…More information
Levelling Compound, Self-Levelling Compounds, Floor Coatings
The fibre requirements in this area vary depending on the floor covering and application surface. Depending on the thickness of the coating, fibres can be used in short-cut and filler…More information
STW fibres are mixed into the tile adhesive matrix in order to create a reinforced adhesive layer. This layer serves to optimise the space between the adhesive and tile and between the…More information
Liquid wallpaper is a natural coating system consisting of a mixture of cotton fibres, functional and natural fibres.
STW supplies the cotton fibres as the main part of the plaster…More information
Fibre recommendations for bitumen reinforcement in thick asphalt layers are provided under the ‘Asphalt’ application. The fibres in bitumen coatings and waterproofing systems are used…More information
The greatest challenge for asphalt systems is damage to the asphalt road surface caused by tensile forces from traffic loads. Cracks in the asphalt road surface can also occur due to…More information
The area of marine coatings uses fibres in various forms (short cut, filler and pulp).
The term ‘marine coating’ is very diverse and has many sub-areas such as:
Mortar is a building material consisting of sand, binder and water. It connects bricks and is used for plastering ceilings and walls. Mortar can also contain additives and agents such…More information