Automotive

More ride comfort, lower fuel consumption

Pioneering solutions that get the car market moving

Nonwovens and microfilament textiles from Freudenberg Performance Materials make a significant contribution to making driving more cost-efficient, climate-friendly and comfortable. Materials for automotive absorb sound effectively, ensure a pleasant climate inside the vehicle and help save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions. Even demanding surfaces and a wide variety of designs can be perfectly realized. With these intelligent nonwoven solutions, we help our customers to offer competitive, environmentally friendly products.

Our solutions at a glance

  • Headliner Facings

    An easy route to your destination: nonwovens for automotive headliners

    Freudenberg Performance Materials develops innovative materials that are optimally suited for use in automotive headliners as well as trunk and rear seat coverings. With their high-quality 3D surface, these mechanically bonded nonwovens are characterized by excellent abrasion resistance. Pioneering printing process technologies developed by our experts enable the most demanding design variants to be realized.

    Nonwovens are also lighter than woven variants and therefore support a more economical driving style.

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  • Tufted Carpet Backings

    Easy to mold and dimensionally stable: tuft backing for automotive carpets

    Spunlaid nonwovens based on Freudenberg technology lead the way as primary and secondary tufted backings for shaped automotive carpets. Freudenberg Performance Materials provides a technical fabric that can be easily molded, even at low temperatures, and therefore enables economical processing.

    The material’s outstanding dimensional stability ensures an exact fit. Very good lay-flat characteristic, non-fray properties and stiffness make these materials the first choice as components for fitted automotive mats.

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  • Molded Carpets

    Ecologically convincing: nonwovens based on Lutraflor® technology for molded automotive carpets

    With nonwovens based on Lutraflor® technology, Freudenberg Performance Materials offers the perfect solution for automotive carpets, insert mats and interior and trunk linings. Made from recycled polyester, the material has a high-quality appearance, an environmentally friendly production process and excellent formability. At the same time, we have succeeded in completely eliminating the use of latex and other chemical binders.

    Compared to conventional automotive carpets, these nonwovens provide weight savings of up to 40 percent.

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  • Underbody

    Innovative nonwoven composite utilizing Freudenberg technology for molded underbody panels and wheel liners.

    Freudenberg Performance Materials has developed a unique multi-layer composite that offers improved performance for the Underbody and Wheel Liner market. This new product offering exhibits improved durability, abrasion, acoustical performance, temperature resistance, and tear properties, all while offering a 15-40% weight savings compared to current product offerings.

    The construction is 100% recyclable and can be utilized in a closed loop system.

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  • Fuel Cell Components

    Leading the way: high-tech nonwovens for fuel cells

    Whether in the automotive industry as propulsion unit or range extender, whether for consumer electronics, forklift trucks, aerospace, back-up power or stationary electricity or power generation, fuel cell technology is becoming increasingly prevalent. Developed specifically for this pioneering market, gas diffusion layers (GDL) from Freudenberg Performance Materials are characterized by excellent quality standards and exceptional functional flexibility. Perfect management of reaction media optimized for all operation modes, high thermal and electric conductivity, optimum protection of the membrane against damage and very good processing properties are just a few of the features that characterize these advanced nonwovens.

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  • Battery-Separators

    Optimum safety in battery cells: nonwovens as battery separators

    The product portfolio of Freudenberg Performance Materials includes high-performance separators for various applications and cell types. They all guarantee reliable separation, high energy efficiency, easy and economical installation, and safe operation.

    Lithium-ion batteries, such as those used in the automotive industry, place especially high demands on separators, which play a decisive functional role. With our special separators for lithium-ion batteries, Freudenberg Performance Materials offers pioneering solutions in this area. These separators are made from ultra-thin PET nonwovens impregnated with ceramic particles. This enables a higher energy density to be achieved while simultaneously significantly increasing the safety of the battery cells.

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  • Acoustic Composites
    Soundtex

    Sound absorption at the highest level with Evolon® microfilament technology

    Freudenberg Performance Materials offers innovative microfilament materials that provide outstanding sound absorption inside the vehicle. Evolon® is made of microfilaments which are up to 100 times thinner than a human hair. This means significantly lower weight and therefore reduced fuel consumption. 

    In addition, the Evolon® microfilament material can be easily molded, cut and glued. This makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications in the car, e.g. efficient  sound absorption components in interior trims, dashboards, hoods and car mats.

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