Thirteen background articles provide you with interesting facts right from the STIHL plant. Read on to find out what happens before your tool makes its way to specialist dealers. This article is about our high-tech fibre.
High-tech in every fibre
You’ll certainly be familiar with high-tech fibres from your everyday lives: Waterproof, breathable rain jackets accompany us through many days of the year . But at STIHL, when we talk about high-tech fibres, we tend to mean another type of fabric, a material we hope you will never have to test out: cut protection fibres.
Protection in a matter of seconds
These fibres have a number of special qualities: They are very long, thin and, above all, extremely cut-resistant. Our cut protection clothing contains multiple layers of these fibres. When a chain saw comes into contact with trousers with cut protection, the chain teeth rip out the long, tough fibres, which wrap themselves around the chain saw’s drive pinion in a matter of milliseconds in order to stop the movement. We test out these functions with new models and prototypes in real-life conditions. Our competence is therefore a perfect mixture of materials expertise, a deep understanding of the tools and precise knowledge of user requirements. The special diagram in our product catalogues and brochures shows which fabrics pass the cut protection test under DIN EN 381-5. STIHL tests its products with highly acclaimed institutions in Europe and maintains the highest testing standards. That means that you can only buy clothing with officially approved cut protection at STIHL.
You will find an overview of all background articles for this series on our blog post „STIHL quality in detail: Innovative technology, developed by STIHL“.