Staple fibres produced from PP (Polypropylene) or PES (Polyester) can be processed into needle punched nonwovens, among other things. Fibres which have been manufactured with Zschimmer & Schwarz products fulfil a particularly high quality standard: very good processing properties are a must. Depending on their intended use, they also meet the other high requirements, such as low emissions.
When used in geotextiles, for example, their main purpose is to stabilise the ground, for instance during road construction work.
On the other hand, in the automotive industry, low fogging behaviour and a minimal tendency to yellowing are essential for automotive carpets and headliners.
The use of staple fibres in carpets and mats requires high wear resistance, good antistatic properties and a "living appearance".