WHO WE ARE

Since its founding in 1996, FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH relies on customer orientation and technical advice as the qualities, which our customers appreciate the most about us. These skills, in combination with our product quality and dependability regarding delivery, have contributed to our company’s success in the field of fibre-reinforced composites.

Different markets and applications and our ultimate goal to be even better, require us to continuously develop our products as well as our internal processes and the FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH as a whole.

The vertical integrated organisation at FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH allows for flexibility during development and optimization of production processes, which are great benefits for our customers.

Training of professionals

FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH has been training specialists in-house since it was founded in 1996. Because only committed and well-trained employees ensure high productivity and manufacturing quality.

At FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH we offer the apprenticeship for machining technician and we are very proud that most of the educated trainees are still part of our team.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

The product range of FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH includes composite rollers, tubes, drive shafts, special components, roller coating as well as roller service.

The rollers are used in the following industries:

Paper Industry:

FWT is one of the world leading manufacturers of CFRP rolls for paper machines.

Application positions:
paper guide rollers, guide rollers for belts or felts, rollers for the dryer section, shaked breast rollers and calendar guide rollers.

In the paper machine the focus is always on increasing productivity, improving product quality and maintaining maximum machine availability. This can be achieved on the one hand by faster systems, but also by reducing vibrations. Both are guaranteed by our products.

Film Industry

Here the range of application contains packaging material as well as aluminium foils and high-tech films.

Carbon fibre rollers are used in all production processes, starting with extrusion machines, slitters and winders as well as printing machines.

Especially thin films of a few micrometres thickness are extremely sensitive. Therefore, it is necessary to combine smooth running properties with high stiffness. Our customers profit from our long-term experience in this field of application.

NonWoven Industry

Probably the widest spectrum of machines we supply with our products is for the non-woven industry.

Fabric for clothing and fashion articles, material for sanitary articles, flooring, automotive interior lining and material used for road construction are all manufactured under the name “non-woven.”

This wide field of application infers a wide range of different requirements and demands on our rollers such as smooth running, low bending, a small moment of inertia and maximum stability.

Coatings

The roller coatings portfolio includes rubber coatings, composite coatings, high-polish coatings and plasma coatings.

Over the years, FWT has expanded its product range and invested in its own coating systems.
Production for rubber coatings was commissioned in 2013 and since 2021 a plasma coatings plant has expanded the portfolio at FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH.

 

Rubber Covering – FlexNite

Dependent on your application, we are able to work with Rubber compound EPDM, CR, NBR, Silicon in the hardness range of 25-95 Shore A as well as with hard rubber for the hardness range of 0-1 P&J.

Plasma Coatings – ShieldNite

Depending on the application, we can offer the right solution. Highly abrasion-resistant surfaces such as chromium oxide, tungsten carbide and ceramics, as well as metallic coatings to protect against corrosion and wear. Special non-stick coatings are also available for certain applications.

Composites Coatings – CompoNite:

Are used in all industries as abrasion resistant coating based on similar materials than the composites tubes itself. One big advantage is that in this coating we can machine all kind of grooves without damaging the structure of the tube. Some types can also be used as intermediate layer for Plasma coating to improve the bonding properties.

For the customer, the advantage is obvious. Fast and flexible production with high manufacturing depth.

Roller Service

For used rollers we offer a wide range of services. Roll inspection, grinding service, dynamic balancing, new coating, journal exchange or refurbishment as well as bearing refurbishment.

For your benefit, scheduling for service is kept separate from the regular production scheduling. This allows us to guarantee short lead times for service orders.

Drive Shafts

Long distances without intermediate bearings are the challenge for drive shafts, in combination with weight savings and cost reduction. FWT Composites and Rolls GmbH has more than 10-year experience in successfully designing such drive shafts according the rules of classification companies.

We know the specific requirements of this application, specifications and what composite materials are able to achieve with regard to material properties.

Our experience in the field of maritime drive shafts can also be transferred to industrial applications. Besides the importance of the shaft design, the issue of joining technologies has proven to be a key factor.

We are able to use the experience of several development projects over the last years to support you.

 

Special Components

Apart from the various applications in the field of mechanical engineering and transport technology, there are always special applications that represent a new challenge for our engineers.

2013 FWT won a tender of the University of Bologna / Italy. For a particular type of surface investigations, the world’s largest wind tunnel was produced. FWT was responsible for the production of the carbon fibre channel with a length of 110m as well as for the assembly of the pipes. FWT built the 23 items, each with 5 m length, 900 mm diameter and 300 kilograms in a former mine in Preddapio / Italy.

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FWT Composites & Rolls

Experience, quality of technical advice and customer orientation are the qualities, which our customers appreciate the most about us. These qualities, in combination with our superb product quality and dependability regarding delivery, have contributed to our company’s success in the field of fiber-reinforced composites.

Diverse markets and applications and our ultimate goal to be even better, require us to continuously develop our products as well as our internal processes and the FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH as a whole.

The great production depth at FWT Composites & Rolls GmbH allows for flexibility during development and optimization of production processes, which are great benefits for our customers.