Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH (STW) is a family business, employing over 95 members of staff. We develop and produce 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.
In addition to a comprehensive standard programme, we work with you to develop fibre solutions tailored to your needs and requirements. And that in outstanding quality and cost-effectiveness.
OUR VARIETY AND QUALITY CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
The world of fibres is a highly interesting but also complex topic that cannot often be explained in one or two sentences. That's what we're here for! STW is your dependable partner for finding your way around the variety of fibre solutions and possible uses.
Thanks to over a century of experience, continuous research and pronounced customer orientation, we can react flexibly to new requirements with our fibre solutions.
Benefit from our leading know-how as fibre experts and allow us to provide you with comprehensive advice on your challenges in the world of fibres.
STW IS MORE THAN JUST A MANUFACTURER OF FIBRE PRODUCTS, WE ARE A LONGSTANDING PARTNER FOR CUSTOMISED FIBRE SOLUTIONS.
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.
In 2019, we were able to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH. The company premises in Schenkenzell in the Black Forest shone in the best summer weather, showing off its best side. Fancy food trucks and bars, a huge children's paradise as well as several bands and highlight appearances put everybody in best festive mood. As the big star of the day, fibres played a very decisive role and could be discovered in a wide variety of facets and details. For STW, its employees and families as well as for the municipality of Schenkenzell and the surrounding area, the day will be remembered for a long time.