Behind the scenes: How fischer develops chemical fixing systems “Made in Germany”

At fischer, developing a new product involves teamwork.

We previously introduced our Plastics Business Unit and the developers at fischer Italia in our “Behind the Scenes” series. This time, we take a look at fischer’s chemical fixing systems. In southwest Baden-Württemberg’s town of Denzlingen, fischer develops and manufactures chemical fixing solutions for extreme applications across the entire globe – from subtropical climates in […]

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Behind the scenes: How fischer developed the sealing plug for wet areas.

Almost every tradesperson will be familiar with this problem: Drilling through tiles or joints in wet areas can be tricky, and not just because tiles may break. The problem lies behind the tiles and in the wall itself. After all, a single, poorly sealed drill hole can cause water to penetrate the wall. As a […]

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Behind the scenes: Visiting the developers at fischer Italia

Developers observing a fastening solution simulation on a screen.

In the first part of our ‘Behind the Scenes’ series we had a look behind the scenes of fischerwerke with Rainer Fischer, Head of the Plastics Business Unit. But in order to develop innovative fastening solutions, we don’t just tinker, design and test in Germany. Michele Martini and his team at fischer Italia create innovative […]

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Power-Fast II: No loose screws – guaranteed

21. September 2020 Craftsmen
Carpenters screwing together chipboard

A faster bite, improved packaging, even higher maximum loads: fischer has launched its all-round upgraded chipboard screw that offers numerous advantages to tradespeople with the Power-Fast II. During our interview, Ralf Bäuerle from fischer’s international product management spoke about the screw’s advantages, the customer feedback that was incorporated into its development and why it required […]

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The fascinating world of wood – a sustainable construction material with many advantages

10. September 2020 Craftsmen

Wood is a fascinating natural resource. It can be used for homes, furniture, paper, as a heat source and for many more purposes. Because trees regrow naturally and merely require solar energy, wood is highly sustainable. These advantages and the fact that trees emit oxygen during their growth phase while absorbing the harmful carbon dioxide […]

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“To me, forestry isn’t a career – it’s my calling”

4. September 2020 Company Craftsmen
The forester Ferdinand Schorpp in his territory – the Waldachtal forest.

Forests have always been immensely important to humans, animals and plants. They provide a habitat and a place for relaxation; they influence the climate and are also important to the economy. These alone are reasons enough to make forest protection a high priority. Ferdinand Schorpp nurtures and maintains the forest surrounding Waldachtal, not far from […]

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Masonry – fascinating from the coping to the sole plate

30. July 2020 Craftsmen
A tradesman preparing to install heavy loads on a masonry subsurface using injection mortar.

Versatile, flexible and the perfect counterpart to structural concrete. Masonry is without a doubt one of the structural all-rounders. The solid construction material gives planners and tradespeople plenty of leeway in terms of design and aesthetics in addition to the physical construction properties. These properties have not gone unnoticed by potential builders. Unlike in the […]

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Behind the scenes: Developing the fischer products of the future

fischer achieved a breakthrough on the fixings market with the grey S-plug, which was patented in 1958. The classic expansion plug has proven to be successful in its field to this day. But modern fastening technology has since gone much further, and fischer provides a fitting solution for any user, construction material or requirement. And […]

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How to build a terrace roof in six steps

Stefan new terrace roof.

Anyone can install a modern, stable and high-quality terrace roof, but it does require a bit of preparation. Stefan, a master carpenter and fischer’s Technical Trainer, gives a step-by-step guide on how to build a high-quality roof and what to be aware of.

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Double beams: Comparing the performance

26. February 2020 Craftsmen
Two men screw

Ceiling loads can increase when buildings are converted, for instance when a dance studio is installed above an apartment. The existing ceiling beams should be preserved and reinforced using the most effective solution while also being as non-invasive as possible. The installation height should also be kept as low as possible so as not to […]

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