The plant in Luxembourg, Textilcord Steinfort SA, was established on July 7th, 1965, by the Belgian-American Uniroyal Englebert Group. The construction started in 1965, and completed in 1966 with the first deliveries of finished products in 1967. The plant was then integrated into the Continental AG company based in Germany, before being acquired in 1997 by the Austrian Group Glanzstoff under the holding CAG. This acquisition, which marks a major turning point for the Steinfort site, materializes the willingness of the Glanzstoff Group, specialized in the manufacture of industrial viscose filaments, to go downstream in the value chain to deliver finished products directly to the tire manufacturers.
Glanzstoff-Textilcord, located in Luxembourg, is specialized in the manufacturing of premium textile reinforcements for the Rubber industry by converting man-made fibres like polyester, polyamide, aramid and hybrid in addition to processing rayon yarns. The special know-how of Textilcord Steinford in processing multimaterial fibres as well as specific expertise in interface bonding enables Glanzstoff-Textilcord to supply major well-known tire manufacturers worldwide. In addition, Glanzstoff-Textilcord manufactures a wide range of technical fabrics that are used in material rubber goods (MRG) such as hose, flexible structures and airsprings, but also in the composite industry. A workforce of 140 manufactures approximately 16.000 tons of dipped fabric each year with the state-of-the-Art equipment.