Gruschwitz will in future market stretch-broken carbon fibre yarns developed by SGL Group and tailor them for specific customer applications.
The companies say that the two partners will each contribute their own specific know-how. SGL Group, as a materials specialist, has expertise in raw materials to carbon fibres and carbon fibre composites. Gruschwitz, a leading supplier of high-performance yarns, concentrates on marketing speciality yarns, twisted industrial yarns and sewing threads in the automotive, healthcare, and other industries.
Christian Koppenberg, Global Sales Director SGL Group, said: “We chose Gruschwitz as a partner because the company has comprehensive expertise in the development and production of industrial twisted yarns and other types of yarn and for many years has been an established specialist in high-performance yarns for the industrial textiles market. We want to build on this and expand beyond existing applications into new markets, utilising the special properties of carbon fibres such as high strength, heat resistance, and very good electrical conductivity. We want to translate these into new solutions for customers.”
Ditmar Schultschik, Chairman of Gruschwitz Textilwerke AG, said: “This cooperation with SGL Group continues our successful strategy of working together with leading manufacturers of specialty fibres on best solutions that no-one else can provide. We expect this cooperation to spur on mutual growth based on know-how and innovation.”