SAERTEX® supports the BMWi-funded research project HyFiVE (Hybrid joining technologies for connections in maritime use), in which five industrial companies and three scientific institutions develop new technologies and evaluate them for maritime use.
Lightweight construction, as a key technology for sustainable transportation solutions, is difficult to establish in shipbuilding due to inadequate joining technologies between fiber composite materials and steel. Another complicating factor are the high fire protection requirements and the lack of standards for the use of fiber composite materials for ships at sea.
SAERTEX® is a global manufacturer of textile reinforcing materials for lightweight construction. In addition to multiaxial fabrics made of glass and carbon fibres, the company has so far produced fibre-reinforced components at its location in Stade. As part of its strategic focus on its core activities, the company has now decided to discontinue its business activities in Stade.
The Coronavirus has dramatically affected all of us. We want to reassure you that the health and safety of everybody inside and outside SAERTEX have the highest priority for us. Here is an update you on our business activities as they stand today, APR 23, 2020: