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.
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.
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.
Friction Inserts allow for more lightweight, compact component design and the transmission of up to five times higher torque and shear forces between the parts. Friction Inserts significantly increase the static friction coefficient and enhance the performance of bolted or press fitted joints in engine, chassis, and powertrain applications.
This innovative friction enhancing technology combines a unique hard-particle coating and a special nonwoven. It is made of 100% inert materials and has no impact on the tolerances between the joining parts. Due to the wide range of particle sizes, it can also be used successfully in cathodic e-coating applications.
Friction Inserts are selected and tailored to the individual needs of each application.
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.
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.
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.
These lightweight acoustic absorbers made by Freudenberg Performance Materials are as light as a feather, easy to work with and invisible when installed.
The acoustic absorbers are ideally suited to high-frequency ranges, making them perfect for e-mobility applications. Due to their low weight, they also help to increase the range of electrically driven vehicles. The absorbers can be used in many areas of the vehicle, such as door panels and trunk liners, the headliner, the A, B and C pillars as well as the wheel-arch liners.