Advantages of vegetable fibres

Vegetable fibres are natural nonwood plant fibres gained from basically annual plants like flax, hemp, kenaf, jute, and others. Compared to synthetic (man-made) fibres (mineral like glass or chemical like aramid) and compared to natural mineral fibres (like asbestos which is no more allowed in Europe) they bear many advantages.

Some of them are:

  • Low density compared to mineral fibres
  • Resistant against steam and bases at high temperatures, therefore autoclavable
  • High ability to absorb moisture
  • No or small electrostatic charge (depending on degree of dryness)

Ecological attributes:

  • Harmless to health
  • Biologically and thermally degradable, therefore easy to dispose or useful for energy generation
  • Production has a neutral CO2-balance

Economical attributes:

  • Renewable raw material (especially annual plant fibres)
  • Available world-wide
  • Additional source of income for farmers
  • Low investment needs (developing countries)
  • Low disposal costs
  • Favourable price

The ultrasonic method

Setralit Nfu


Raw material: The basic raw material of SETRALIT® - Fibre is a non-wood natural fibre which is generally called “vegetable fibre”. In many cases this is a bast fibre like hemp, flax, nettle, kenaf, jute, or ramie, but leaf fibres like sisal or musa textiles  ...

Ultrasonic treatment: The fibrous raw material is being exposed to an ultrasonic field in a watery medium for a time period between 10 and 120, usually 30 seconds. During this continuous  .... more

Fibers activities ECCO GROUP



In the last years ECCO has developed and continuously build up an additional business branch besides production and sales of high-performance lubricants: the production of industrial fibre basically made of renewable raw materials, favourably flax and hemp.

These fibers are alternatives for fibrous materials, as for example: Asbestos, Aramid, fiberglass or other synthetic fibers.There are other possible applications where no fibres at all have been used so far,...more



Cold forging MIPO®

Lubricants and especially solid lubricants (MIPOs, MoS2 etc.) are used for cold forging.more

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