Technical textiles

We develop and manufacturer specific technical textiles for various applications. Depending on the industry, field of use and machine, these textiles have special and, above all, adapted technical properties and functions.

Tailor-made technical textiles

Heimbach Specialities stands for individual solutions.

True to our motto "1000 solutions to problems we aren’t yet acquainted with", we work closely with our customers as partners to understand and determine exactly what their requirements are and where the focus lies. Only in this way can we find the best solution and ensure innovative development.

Development and production of specially tailored technical textiles

As our name “Specialities” implies, we are specialists in our field.

Thanks to our diverse production and process technologies, the experienced research and development team, and the innovative and modular solutions in manufacturing, we offer our customers enormous know-how for the best possible and fast conception of the optimal and functional fabric or process belt with the right components and the appropriate surface treatment.

From the almost unlimited number of available combinations, we develop the best one for your application. Our strict quality controls also guarantee an optimal product quality.

The basis of technical textiles

It all starts with the right thread!

After the requirement analysis, the required optimal technical properties of the technical textile are determined. Depending on the field of application, there is a choice of various raw materials:

  • Wool or cotton
  • Synthetic and mineral fibres and yarns
  • Metal yarns (for example copper)
  • Mixtures of polymers and metals, in the form of monofilaments, multifilaments, fibre yarns and core-sheath yarns (metal wires with synthetic sheathing).

The manufacture of carriers from woven fabrics or other textile sheet materials

Our main activity is still the weaving of the various individual textiles.

The selected threads are inserted into the loom one by one by hand. This procedure can take a few days, depending on the width of the fabric.

With up to 14 rows, different patterns can be woven on our looms. According to the principle of warp (denotes the longitudinal threads) and weft (denotes the horizontal transverse threads), the textile fabric is woven from right-angle crossed thread systems.

We also produce non-woven carriers on our calenders. In this process, hot-melt fibres are placed not vertically but in a diamond formation on top of one another and fused with one another. This creates a stronger and firmer carrier material that is pressure-resistant.

The various textile fabrics

The various fabrics can either be woven directly into multi-layers, or further processed into multi-layer carriers by placing them on top of one another after weaving. Our fabrics can be woven flat, or made endless by circular weaving or with a seam.

Here is an overview of the different options:

  • Single-layer, circularly woven endless carrier,
  • Single layer carrier with seam,
  • Multi-layer endless carrier (up to 4 layers), circularly woven,
  • Multi-layer carrier (up to 4 layers), with seam,
  • Non-woven carrier, circular,
  • Non-woven carrier, with seam

Surface treatments

Depending on the use and field of application, different surface treatments can be carried out or coating materials can be bonded to the carrier (non-stick, anti-slip, water-repellent coatings, etc.).

The surface treatments can be categorised as follows:

  • Needle-punching with fibre overlays
  • Fulling (for the production of wool felts)
  • Compacting
  • Roughening
  • Singeing
  • Coating with polymers, silicones, acrylates or other materials
  • Chemical equipment

The edges and possible seams can also be treated accordingly depending on the type of machine and requirement. In our sewing shop, the fabrics can be provided manually with the desired seams or closures.

Technical textiles for every use

Our strengths lie in the permanent, customer-oriented development of new technical textiles.

We will work with you to develop the ideal material for your use and, above all, your equipment. Are you looking for a solution to your technical problem? We’ll be glad to help you – just contact us!