smartcelTM fibers made by Smartfiber AG


Nanonic, Inc. is Distributor for Smart Fiber AG's, Germany cellulosic staple fibers in North America.

Smart Fiber AG is manufacturing various types of smartcelTM fibers, which are used in many textile and technical applications.

SmartcelTM fibers are based on a modified Lyocell process, an environmental friendly manfacturing method using wood pulp as raw material.

The ability to mix organic and inorganic additives homogeneously into the fibers allows the mass production of various functional fibers on a cellulose base, which offers a variety of exceptional performance features and efficiency levels for textile and technical applications.


Available functional fibers:



smartcelTM Sensitive


Fiber with antibacterial (odor suppressing) properties incorporating trace elements of zinc oxide (pharmaceutical grade dietary supplement) used for

textile applications.


SeaCell® pure


Fiber with algae powder which are harvested off the shores of Iceland. This Fiber is used for wellness applications in textiles.

smartcelTM ceramic


Piezo ceramic fiber for technical applications Please visit the website of
Smart Material Corp. for further information.



Company Profile Smartfiber AG


Smartfiber AG was founded as a spin-off of the renowned Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastic Research (TITK) in Rudolstadt in 2005. Smartfiber started the commercialization and production of the various natural, high tech fibers at its Rudolstadt, Germany location in 2006.

These fiber are now sold under the trademark smartcelTM fibers worldwide.


The long lasting development activity of the Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastic Research (TITK) provides the scientific background for the unique portfolio of functional Lyocell fibers which have been awarded several technology awards during the past years. As one of the shareholders of Smartfiber AG, TITK transferred all patents and other intellectual properties for the production and further development of functional Lyocell fibers to Smartfiber AG.


In addition Smartfiber AG has also acquired a lyocell license for the production of lyocell special fibers from Lenzing Group. Lenzing Group is the global leading manufacturer and supplier of man-made cellulose fibers. Smartfiber AG and Lenzing Group are cooperatiing in joint material developments as well as research projects.


Smartfiber AG is operatung under the motto „discover the world of intelligent fibers“! Its mission is to further and manufacture natural and sustainable fibers for textiles. Consequently the company is paying high attention to the quality control of the procured raw materials and its end products. Tests of the used raw material and the finished products for harmful substances are conducted by two company-owned laboratories and other independent institutes regularly. The majority of the fibers and products sold by Smartfiber AG have received the prestiguous Eco-Tex 100 certificate and are also tested and certified by the renowned institutes Hohenstein, Pro-Derm and the University Hospital of Jena.


In addition to the smartcelTM staple fiber products, Smartfiber AG has launched its own innovative line of finished products such as the odour and bacteria reducing cleaning cloth BlueWish®, the antibacterial BlueMagicBall® (granted with the audience award of the Thuringian Innovation Award 2008) and the temperature regulating insole  IceBearfeet®.


The CEO Michael Kohne and his fellow board member, CEO Dr. Ing. Ralf Uwe Bauer who also heads TITK, arranges for a successive expansion of the core segments research, development and production with a high qualified team consisting of over 40 scientists and production personell.


To cope with the quickly rising demand for smartcelTM fiber products Smartfiber AG acquired the worldwide unique factory for SeaCell® in Rudolstadt, including all patents and employees in 2007.

The merger increased Smartfiber's production capacity by more than 800 tons per year.




Smartfiber's Lyocell Production Process


Based on the original production process of the TITK, amine oxides in combination with water are used to directly disperse cellulose without a chemical modification to produce textile fibers by a spinning process. The possibility of uniform incorporation of natural, organic or inorganic additives into the fibers allows the production of various functional materials based on cellulose. Depending on the additive, such as e.g. paraffin, silver, zincoxide, coppersulfate or algae agents, the fibers then emerge as antibacterial, odour-reducing, skin caring, temperature regulating or electrical conductive as well as chemically and thermally resistant.




The addition of varying functional polymers are producing different smartcelTM and SeaCell® fiber products, which can be combined with each other in textile products to meet almost all requirements .

consumer expect from modern and advanced garments.

Lyocell fibers are 100% biodegradable, and will decompose within 8 days under the right conditions.

Products made from Lyocell fabrics can also be recycled