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Manufacturer and market leader for technical textiles

Freudenberg Performance Materials at a Glance

Freudenberg Performance Materials is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality performance technical fabrics, nonwovens and textiles. Our textile and fabric solutions are used in industry as well as in a wide range of companies and technical markets. Core competencies include high-performance nonwovens, fibers, spundbound textiles, composites and technical textiles. These performance textiles, fabrics and nonwovens can be found in automotive, construction, clothing, energy, hygiene, interior design, medical, footwear, leather goods and other specialized applications.

Freudenberg Performance Materials is the industry-leading developer of technical textiles, modern materials, nonwoven solutions and production processes. Together with international customers, Freudenberg manufactures with diverse teams on tailor-made solutions.

 

Here you will find the most important questions and answers concerning Freudenberg Performance Materials:

Where are Freudenberg Performance Materials sites located?

Freudenberg Performance Materials has a global presence for technical textiles, fabrics and nonwovens. There are more than 40 sites in 13 countries, of which 23 are manufacturers. The global company is headquartered in Weinheim, Germany.

What are the business figures of Freudenberg Performance Materials?

In 2018, Freudenberg Performance Materials achieved total revenues of over 920 million Euros.

How many employees does Freudenberg Performance Materials have?

At the end of 2018, we employed over 3,600 colleagues worldwide.

What does sustainability mean for Freudenberg Performance Materials?

Protecting the environment. This, and social responsibility, are key components of Freudenberg Performance Materials global business activities for textiles, fabrics, fibers, composites and nonwovens. Freudenberg Performance Materials is committed to sustainability throughout the textile industry in the value chain and life cycle for technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics. This commitment applies to quality assurance, occupational safety, environmental protection and sustainable manufacturing processes and performance in textiles and nonwovens. These commitments also apply to industry partners and suppliers, selected according to these values. Environmentally friendly waste management, and manufacture of technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics is another important element of this commitment.

What certifications does Freudenberg Performance Materials have?

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a member of the textile industry that has been certified to DIN ISO 9001 (quality management), DIN ISO 14001 (environment) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety). In detail: All sites are certified according to OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety) and DIN EN ISO 14001 (environment). With regard to quality management, numerous sites are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and/or ISO/TS 16494. One goal is to introduce a certified energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001 for sites with high energy consumption.

Does Freudenberg Performance Materials offer ecological products and textiles?

Technical textiles, nonwoven fabrics, products, fiber and textile solutions made of recycled polyester are offered. Further information on eco-friendly solutions and industrial textile solutions can be found on the sustainability page.

What raw materials does Freudenberg Performance Materials use for its textiles?

Freudenberg Performance Materials can provide technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics that are made of synthetic polymers or fibers such as polyester (PET), polypropylene (PP), polyamide (PA) and viscose. For PET products and textiles, eco-friendly recycled PET chips, flakes and fibers are typically used.

What guidelines does Freudenberg Performance Materials follow?

Guiding principles for technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics are based on those of the Freudenberg Group. These principles have been summarized for employees all over the world, our business partners and the public. This level and guidelines of performance has applied all Business Groups of the Freudenberg Group since 1887.

Are there any other companies bearing the Freudenberg name?

Freudenberg Performance Materials is the nonwovens, textile, fabrics and technical textiles specialist of the Freudenberg Group. The global textile and nonwovens technology company has 11 Business Groups and operates in around 60 countries. This means that Freudenberg Performance Materials technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics can be found in varied applications in industrial contexts across the globe. In 2017, the Freudenberg Group generated sales of more than 9.3 billion euros and employed more than 48,000 people. More information about the Freudenberg Group can be found at: www.freudenberg.com

Who are the customers of Freudenberg Performance Materials?

Freudenberg Performance Materials develops, provides and delivers technical fabrics, technical textiles nonwoven fabrics and other industrial fibers for a wide range of markets and industries including automotive, construction, apparel, energy, hygiene, interior design, medical, footwear, leather goods and special applications. Partners for textiles and fabrics are just as varied; from small private companies to large multinational corporations and industries in need of textiles.

Where can you find textiles and products from Freudenberg Performance Materials in everyday life?

Technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics are usually invisible, but always indispensable. Textiles, fabrics and fibers are an important, technical component of many consumer products, manufacturing tasks and industrial applications. Our industry partners use smart textiles in these industries:

  • In automobiles (e.g. headliners, interior trim, carpets).
  • In clothing (e.g. interlinings in suits).
  • In buildings (e.g. carrier material for tufted carpets, acoustic nonwovens, wiping and cleaning cloths, carrier material for bitumen membranes for roof waterproofing).
  • In hygiene products (e.g. baby diapers, sanitary towels and incontinence products).
  • In shoes (e.g. insoles for sports shoes). In batteries (separators in NiMH and lithium ion batteries).
  • In cables (e.g. water blocking sheaths in power and submarine cables).
  • In medical products (e.g. traditional and modern wound care and stoma care).
  • In food (e.g. baking trays and tea bags).

I am looking for an individual solution. How do I find the right contact at Freudenberg Performance Materials?

There are two ways to get in touch with Freudenberg Performance Materials via the website. You can either contact one of the contacts listed on the pages for the desired market segments or materials. Or you can contact Freudenberg Performance Materials using the general contact form on the start page (top right, indicated by an envelope symbol). If you have a preexisting contact, you can of course contact them directly. They will be happy to clarify your textile material, technical textiles or nonwoven fabrics requirements and suggest a suitable solution.

What are the strengths of Freudenberg Performance Materials?

Globally positioned
Globally present and always exactly where you need them.

Innovative
A pioneer in the technological development of technical textiles, modern materials, solutions and textile manufacturing processes

All technologies covered
Comprehensive know-how and many years of experience of all relevant technologies, such as technical textiles. This allows for meeting requirements of partners exactly.

Tailor-made solutions
Together with internationally active customers, diverse teams work on tailor-made solutions.

I am interested in job offers at Freudenberg Performance Materials. Who can I contact?

Click on the menu item "Career" on the start page. There you can find out which vacancies are currently available and what the application process at Freudenberg is like. Under this menu item you will also find a contact function that links you directly to the human resources department.

Who do I contact if I want to offer my products or services to Freudenberg Performance Materials?

FV Service SE & Co. KG is a service provider for the companies of the Freudenberg Performance Materials Business Group. Experts in Purchasing/Procurement take care of all delivery issues, e.g. the entire spectrum of direct consumables (raw materials, shipping), indirect goods (MRO), machinery, plant accessories, production equipment and services. Send your e-mail to the purchasing department.

I would like to become a business partner of Freudenberg Performance Materials. Who do I contact?

Please get in touch with the procurement department.

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