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At home in Bremen
– since 1978

About us

Shieldex is the leading manufacturer of metallized textiles with production site in Bremen, Germany. We use real metallic silver, copper, nickel and tin and incorporate these metals into the textiles using a globally unique chemical process, which enables us to harness the natural properties of these metals being in a textile and flexible form. Our customers and partners provide the impetus for Shieldex innovations, and our versatile solutions and applications offer innovative, textile solutions for the challenges of today's - and tomorrow's - industries.


Over 40 years of experience

How a small workshop became a globally successful SME.

Kurt Bertuleit

Textile engineer Kurt Bertuleit conducted research into silver and plastic alongside chemist Hermann Lewis. They pursued the idea of producing silvered yarns to discharge static electricity in carpets. Statex GmbH was born. The company soon produced silvered antistatic yarns for technical textiles. Naturally in Bertuleit’s hometown of Bremen.

First fabrics

Statex GmbH was now able to silver-coat woven and knitted fabrics and nonwoven fabrics over their entire surface. In 1992, the company also succeeded in applying copper, nickel and tin coatings to textiles.

Claudia Erichsen

After over 15 years with the company, Claudia Erichsen, the daughter of Kurt Bertuleit, became managing director. Products from Statex GmbH also became available to end customers under the brand “Silverell”. Statex experienced its biggest growth phase to date and overcame its economically most difficult period under the leadership of Claudia Erichsen.

New location

Due to the constant demand for silvered products, Statex Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH expanded to its current location at Kleiner Ort 9–11 in Bremen in 2005, where it still boasts 1300m² of production space and a prestigious, multi-storey office complex.

Medical applications

The antimicrobial properties of silver became the subject of focus for medical products. Wound dressings and other silver textiles have since been supporting wound healing with the help of the precious metal’s antiseptic effect, alleviating discomfort caused by skin conditions such as neurodermatitis, and reducing sweating and odours.


Autonomous driving, efficient assistance systems, extensive electronics and heating options – Statex GmbH provides the automotive world with textile components in these areas and has also helped young manufacturers such as Tesla to implement innovative ideas. The delivery of an EMC shielded tent to the American space authority NASA, in which Mars robots and satellites are tested, represented a special milestone for the company.

Smart Textiles

A new, ground-breaking technology made it possible to partially metallise textile conductive paths. This opened up the possibility of flexible textile structures in the electronics industry. Customers from haute couture also use the textiles to create luminous clothing or integrate smart functions into work and everyday clothing.

Robert Erichsen

Robert Erichsen, the grandson of founder Kurt Bertuleit, was the third generation of the family to be appointed managing director of Statex GmbH and has been leading his team through the pandemic since the very beginning. In terms of drive and a desire to innovate, he and his now 50 employees are facing the next chapter in the company’s history and are paving the way for the long-term orientation of the company.


A virus keeps the world on tenterhooks: SARS-CoV-2. But necessity is the mother of invention. And so the Shieldex® copper tape was born – a product that was mainly created to protect employees. In just a short time, the copper tape not only conquered the German market but also generated a great deal of attention internationally, enabling many new and important partnerships for Statex GmbH.

Statex becomes Shieldex

Statex GmbH has taken the courageous and unusual decision to introduce the globally known brand name of its Shieldex products as its new company name. This brand revolution was announced in 2021 with a new logo and new corporate design.


The Shieldex Team

We live for and love our work and our exceptional Shieldex products. To offer you the best possible service, you will find a list of your personal contacts below.

Board of Management

Hanseatic, down-to-earth and already in its 3rd generation – the Board of Management at Shieldex.

Robert Erichsen
CEO & Owner
Milan Christiansen

Our Sales department will help you with all matters concerning our products and looks forward to receiving your enquiry. Are you planning a research project? We are on hand to provide any assistance you require here, too.

Kim-Tina Pätzoldt
International Business Development Manager
Stefan Harms
Application Engineer
Britta Moritzer
International Sales
Tanja Haiss
International Sales
Sebastian Wessels
Senior Business Development Manager
Kira Schweigert
Junior Business Development Manager

Time for creativity at Shieldex. Find out here who is responsible for the content of our flyers, websites and newsletters.

Ricarda Böcker
Anna Milena Behrendt
Quality Management

Do you have any questions about our certificates, awards or internal company processes? Our Quality Management department will be very happy to assist you.

Ulrike Lüthge
Quality Management
Team Assistant

Your first contact at Shieldex and a great support to our sales team. Responsible for coordinating travel and events - always with a smile.

Karen Riskalla

Quality features

Shieldex stands for highest quality, a worldwide unique production process and a long-standing sense of tradition. For over 40 years, our focus has been on the continuous improvement of our processes, the further development of our products as well as our own team for research and development and the associated cooperation of renowned research institutions.

What makes us different

Innovation through sustainability

Sustainability is particularly important to us as a company with chemical production processes. With resource-saving and environmentally friendly processes, protective measures for employees and a focus on regional purchasing, we contribute to the protection of the environment and people.

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Values & Philosophy

Corporate philosophy

Our values are a promise to our customers, partners and ourselves. They clarify our actions and describe what Shieldex stands for worldwide.

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International Presence
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