The invention of nonwoven fabric can be traced back to Freudenberg Performance Materials. In 1938, the company began developing substrates for synthetic leather and by 1948 Vlieseline interlinings and the Vileda window cloth had joined Freudenberg’s portfolio. Today, the company is a leading global supplier of technical textiles for a wide range of markets and applications.
Freudenberg Performance Material has signed a final agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Filc, a Slovenian producer of needle punch nonwoven textiles and laminated materials with a focus on the automotive and construction industry.
Freudenberg Performance Materials acquires Polymer Health Technology (PHT) in Ebbw Vale (UK), the leading specialist for polyurethane foam systems used in wound care.