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    • Fire protection curtains

      Fire protection curtains

      Fire protection curtains are seal openings in walls and ceilings in case of fire. The constructional set-up (rolling- or folding technology) and the use of different fabrics offer a wide application spectrum as well as different protection targets or classifications and time classes. Casings and side guides of those flexible applicable systems are integrated almost invisibly in the building and provide much scope for design of sophisticated architecture for opened designs.

    • Conveyor system closures

      Conveyor system closures

      Manifold production - and logisitc processes require different construction types of conveying systems. If the haulage drifts are passing through fire-retarding resp. fire-resisting walls or ceilings, the necessary openings must be provided with fire protection closures to avoid the expansion of the fire by conveyor technique or by conveyed material. In case of fire the conveyor system closures have to seal those openings immediately and automatically. Thereby a classified fire resistance as well as the smoothly clearing of the closing area must be respected in case of release.

    • Smoke curtains

      Smoke curtains

      A smoke curtain is part of unit keeping areas free from smoke and may include building parts like natural smoke and heat venting systems and automatic smoke and heat venting systems. Smoke curtains restrict the movement of fire gases inside a building in case of fire.

    • Smoke protection closures

      Smoke protection closures

      In closed condition smoke protection closures restrict the passage of smoke in the phase of fire formation so as to enable the rescue of people, animals or materials assets in case of a fire in the room positioned behind it without the need of breathing protection.

    • Tube sealings

      Tube sealings

      The solution to problems with fire protection dampers for ventilation and air conditioning systems in conveying processes. Stöbich offers fire protection for pneumatic conveying lines where the closing elements are not exposed to the flow. Thus, damage or contamination of the closure element is avoided by abrasive conveyed goods.

    • Controls


      Control systems are necessary for all automatic fire protection systems! They are safety-relevant, because without their function or in the event of a malfunction, the entire investment of a fire protection partition would be useless. Controllers coordinate both fire detection and the interaction with other controls, like superordinate building control or the retraction of the closing area at conveyor closing area.

    • Médiathèque Charles Nègre | Grasse, France

      Médiathèque Charles Nègre | Grasse, France

      The Médiathèque Charles Nègre in Grasse, France, is an impressive example of contemporary architecture that reflects the cultural and historical importance of the region. The information center with space for education, culture and encounters was opened in 2011 and designed by the renowned French architecture firm Marc Barani. The building combines modern aesthetics with the traditional architecture of Provence, creating a harmonious link between old and new, for example by combining modern materials such as glass and steel with local natural stone. The generous window fronts create an atmosphere flooded with light. Ecological sustainability is achieved through natural ventilation and the resulting reduction in energy consumption; green spaces are also integrated on various levels. Our <a href="/us/solutions/fire-protection-curtains/stoebich-fire-smoke-curtain-hc"><b>➥ horizontal Fire and smoke curtain hc</b></a> fire protection curtains fit perfectly into this marvel of contemporary architecture. They securely close the ceiling openings in the event of a fire, but otherwise remain invisible and let in plenty of light and air. Copyright attribution: © Ivry Serres

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New Work & new fire protection concepts

New Work & new fire protection concepts

New Work & New Fire Protection Concepts

Trend topic "New Work": How do we want to work today, in 10 or even in 50 years? Which rooms are needed for this? And how can structural fire protection be intelligently integrated into future-oriented architecture?

The fact is: New working environments require new fire protection concepts. STÖBICH has installed textile fire protection solutions in the Steelcase Learning + Innovation Center (LINC) in Munich that are only really visible in the event of a fire. Future-oriented fire and smoke protection meets New Ways of Working of an international office furniture manufacturer - an exciting encounter that inspires the architectural world.

New Work in Architecture


New Work encompasses the structural change of the entire working world, shaped by digitalisation and globalisation. The focus is on the changing needs of employees, keyword Activity Based Working: employees are not tied to a fixed workplace, but individually search for the most suitable workplace for their activity.

The architectural design of new working environments ...

   •   ... moves work and subject areas closer together
   •   ... creates spaces for communication and concentration
   •  ... stands for free lines of sight/presence, transparency, open spaces/atriums with use of daylight and much more.
   •  ... lets people take centre stage
   •   ... grants space for individual retreats and workplaces
   •   ... builds on flexibility and modularity


Structural fire protection that fits into the New Work concept

The Steelcase LINC in the heart of Munich is both a showcase and a place to work: here, more than 260 employees develop new workplace solutions in the form of furniture, spatial concepts and supporting technology tools.

The building houses a total of seven levels, including a WorkCafé, a model shop and test lab, as well as learning studios, the Steelcase Leadership Community and one of the largest doors in Europe. The open spaces with a variety of retreat options inspire creative exchange.

Where so many people come together, safety is paramount. At the same time, fire protection must fit into the open space concepts and serve the extraordinary design requirements in addition to the building regulations.


Fire protection solutions that are as flexible as their surroundings

STÖBICH fire and smoke protection closures of textile construction unfold or roll down automatically in case of fire; self-closing without external energy. The stairways in the Steelcase LINC clearly show how the systems can close very large room openings. Another advantage is the possibility of invisible installation in false ceilings: The slim enclosures visually disappear for the observer and can be flexibly installed. In this way, the fire protection element is really only visible in the event of a fire and thus supports the open, light-flooded room design of the new working worlds.

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All-round compartmentalisation with Fibershield®-S

As you can see, you can see (almost) nothing: At the staircase leading up to the 1st floor into the WorkCafé, the discreet end elements of the section-forming fire curtain are barely noticeable. In the video, the Fibershield®-S unfolds evenly "around the corner" without the need for additional structural support elements. All-round partitioning is made possible and the EW 30 protection target is met: The innovative textile fabric reduces the radiation of the flames for up to 30 minutes; the heat radiation is thus reduced for half an hour to protect adjacent rooms from fire damage.

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Vertical compartmentation with Fibershield®-E

The staircase leads from the 1st to the 2nd floor. Only those who look very closely can guess the hidden guide rail of the fire curtain Fibershield®-E. If a fire breaks out, the fire detector activates the Gravigen drive system: the fire curtain with the EW 30 protection target rolls down evenly with pure gravitational force and closes the room opening. Now no fire can spread to the adjacent rooms and floors for up to 30 minutes.

It pays to stay flexible.
STÖBICH develops fire protection solutions that adapt to future architectural concepts - and not vice versa.