About us

The FibreCoat Story

The idea of coating fibres came to Robert’s mind in 2014 during his doctorate at the Institute for Textile Technology at RWTH University (ITA) in Aachen. Together with his two colleagues Richard Haas & Alexander Lüking he started experimenting with polymer coatings. Flash forward to 2019 we received a start up grant from the federal ministry of science and energy resulting in the founding of FibreCoat in 2020. 

Then the world got hit by the COVID-19 crisis, suppliers could not deliver, and production came to a halt, this opened time for new innovations, and aluminium coating came to mind. These aluminium coated fibres immediately showed very promising results, and we decided to push it forward. With Alucoat we have won multiple prizes and ended 3rd place at the US Rice Business Plan Competition; world’s largest start up competition. 

In the meantime, we have started with the production of our Alucoat fibres and are making deliveries to our first customers. We will never stop innovating and are looking at different coatings and fibres combinations, we believe the possibilities of our products are endless, and the future of FibreCoat is looking bright. 

FibreCoat:

Making High Performance Materials Affordable

02/2020

Company founding

Setting up the FibreCoat GmbH for business

01/2021

AluCoat Introduction

Market launch of Aluminum coated Fibres

10/2021

Seed-Round

Investment for further growth of the company

06/2022

PolyCoat Introduction

Market launch of polymer coated glass fibres

06/2023

Series A

Internationalization of production

08/2014

Start of development

Idea conceived and first trials conducted

Mission

Making High Performance Materials Affordable

As everything we produce today is made of materials, it makes it one of the major foundations of our economy. We are convinced that constant progress in this field, namely the materials sciences, has the potential to sustainably improve our environment, our society and our lives. Therefore, as we strive for innovation, we will achieve sustainable, accessible and affordable materials for our planet and beyond.

Metal-coated Fibres

The metal coating preserves the high initial mechanical strength and adds electrical conductivity.

Dedicated Solutions

Smart scientists with a branched network and high commitment. Challenge us to level up your products!

Renewable Materials

FibreCoat technology is transferable to renewable and recycled materials.

Full Adaptability

By using the optimal amount of coating on the fibres, we improve resource efficiency!

Efficient Processes

Reduced energy requirements in production and processing.
 

Consulting

FibreCoat has a motivated team of scientists with expertise in multiple aspects of fibre who are ready to assist with your project.

FibreCoat Technology

Production

Our patented flexible coating module allows us to rent existing fibre production capacities at our partners. This enables us to work with a low CapEx while being able to produce on demand anywhere in the world.

Continuous fibre spinning & coating

Industrial spinning line with an output of 30 to 100 kg/day per spinning position.

Metal application

Flexible coating system for different metals & polymers with a broad melt temperature and viscosity range.

Sizing application

Usage of application specific sizings with different properties possible.