Specialities

As flexible as our customers’ requirements are varied

The tailor-made material for a multitude of industrial applications

Freudenberg Performance Materials creates added value for its customers. Based on our comprehensive material and process expertise, we offer tailor-made nonwovens and technical textiles for the most diverse range of applications. In partnership with our customers, we are constantly developing new solutions that will help them gain competitive advantage. Applications range from nonwovens for the cable industry and battery separators through to surfacing veils, industrial packaging, coating substrates and components for fuel cells.

Our solutions at a glance

  • evolon
    Evolon

    Versatility without limits: microfilament textiles based on Evolon® technology

    Invented by Freudenberg Performance Materials, Evolon® technology offers manufacturers a wide range of possibilities. High absorption capacity, mechanical strength combined with light weight, excellent dimensional stability, no lint anti-scratch smooth surface, high breathability, barrier properties and excellent processability are just some of the features that characterize these microfilament fabrics. Whether as anti-mite encasings, duvet and pillow covers, technical packaging material in the automotive and electronics industries, bakery pads, for automatic cleaning of printing presses, as substrates for coatings, digital printing medium, high-tech cleaning cloths or sports towels,  these premium microfilament fabrics are always in the right place.

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  • Cable Industry

    Reliable protection: nonwovens for the cable industry

    Freudenberg Performance Materials manufactures high-quality nonwovens for almost any application in the cable industry. Our products are part of modern cable constructions and effectively protect cables against water penetration during the entire service life. Our product portfolio includes conductive and non-conductive water blocking tapes as well as binding, bedding and separation tapes. Because we are constantly adding new solutions to our portfolio, customers can find not only nonwovens for use in medium voltage cables, special, telecommunication and fiber-optic cables, but also high-tech solutions for high-voltage and submarine cables.

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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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  • 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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  • Electrical Industry

    Safety through expertise: nonwovens for the electrical industry

    Nonwovens from Freudenberg Performance Materials make a crucial contribution to providing consumers, industry and public institutions with safe electricity. These nonwovens are continuously temperature resistant, durable and feature high impregnability, making them suitable for a wide variety of functions. In motors, generators and transformers, they act as a central component in phase and layer insulation and as a spacer between components. We also offer thermally extremely durable nonwovens for high-performance applications, which retain their efficiency even under tough conditions.

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  • CBRN suits

    Setting standards in safety: adsorptive layers for protective suits

    People who are exposed in their everyday work to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) substances need clothing with an extremely high protective function. For this application area, Freudenberg Performance Materials has developed special materials that adsorb extremely noxious substances and toxins. The duration of protection can be adapted to individual requirements and can last for hours, days or even weeks. At the same time, these materials are durable and washable. Because the products meet international standards, they are ideal for the worldwide manufacturing of highly specialized protective clothing used by firefighters, military and police forces, in industrial applications and much more.

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  • Fireblocker

    Safety in aircrafts, rail vehicles, public buildings and more: Fireblocker for the protection of seat cushions

    In airplanes, on public transport and in buildings, high-performance fire barriers are essential in containing the spread of a fire and saving lives. Freudenberg Performance Materials has developed Fireblocker made from flame-retardant special textiles, which increase safety in these environments. Seat covers made from this kind of flame-retardant nonwoven fabric prevent the fire from penetrating through to the flammable upholstery core and reduce the formation of toxic fumes. Our state-of-the-art production technologies enable us to manufacture flame-retardant fabrics that help the upholstery industry to meet strict national and international fire protection standards.

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  • celestia

    All round protection: nonwovens for mattresses that meet the American flammability standard

    Mattresses for the American market need to satisfy a demanding flammability requirement called CFR1633. For this specific application, Freudenberg Performance Materials provides customized high-tech nonwovens that are non-flammable and can be easily processed. Customers can choose between different qualities; from thin variants for viscose and latex foam core beds to thick, soft versions for bulky quilted bed designs. These products are compatible with all mattress production processes.

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  • Roller Covers

    Extremely durable and versatile: nonwovens for roller covers

    Roller covers are a central part of many production processes. In the steel and automotive industries, they clean sheet steels, for example, or distribute anti-corrosion and deep-draw oils extremely evenly. In textile finishing, they help to squeeze out excess liquids. Freudenberg Performance Materials develops nonwovens for roller covers that are suitable for these many diverse applications, can withstand extraordinary mechanical requirements and enable high line speeds.

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  • Milling underlays

    Efficient, reliable processes: thanks to innovative milling underlays

    Freudenberg Performance Materials offers high-tech materials that are used as an underlay between the workpiece and the milling table during the milling process. These nonwovens are equipped with a special adhesive layer that is activated during the milling process. At the same time, the air permeability of our nonwovens increases the performance of the vacuum table. Thanks to these properties, the workpiece can be optimally fixed to and removed from the table during the milling process. In this way, these innovative milling underlays increase efficiency and improve process reliability.

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  • Polishing-Nonwovens

    The smooth road to success: high-tech solutions for polishing nonwovens

    Through polishing, a vast array of different surfaces (glass, metal, polycarbonate, concrete, wood, ceramic, etc.) are smoothed, cleaned and buffed, bumps and excess material removed with high precision, and extremely uniform thickness profiles and roughness applied in the smallest areas. This all takes high precision. Polishing nonwovens from Freudenberg Performance Materials are perfectly designed to meet these requirements. These nonwovens are characterized by reliable quality, high performance and excellent polishing results.

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  • High tech substrate coating

    High-tech coating substrates for economical processing

    By combining different polymers, fiber cross-sections and bonding technologies, we create a special fine filament technology. This enables us to manufacture highly technical substrates with customized product features for coating, laminating and concealing applications. These substrates are also particularly suitable as components for the manufacture of multi-layer products. They are resistant to chemicals, offer high abrasion resistance and can be universally used and economically processed.

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  • Surfacing Veils

    Precision under the most varied conditions: Surfacing veils for fiber-reinforced plastics

    Fiber-reinforced plastics are used in many different industries, such as mechanical and marine engineering, automotive, wind power or construction. Products made from these materials need to be equipped with surfacing veils to provide abrasion resistance, corrosion resistance, smooth surfaces and mechanical strength. Freudenberg Performance Materials offers high-tech nonwovens for these purposes, that can cope with these challenges. Applications range from anti-corrosion coatings in piping and tank construction and smooth, UV resistant surfaces for facade panels through to special applications e.g. for ski manufacturing.

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  • Artifical turf

    Durable and weather resistant: nonwovens for artificial turf

    Tuft backings from Freudenberg Performance Materials, such as those used in artificial turf, have been leaders in the tufting industry for decades. Based on Lutradur® technology, the nonwoven fabrics can be universally used and safely processed. These materials also help manufacturers to produce their products economically. Thanks to their excellent strength and tear values, in addition to good UV and dimensional stability, our nonwovens for artificial grass are suitable as primary backings that can withstand even high stresses.

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  • Prefabricated Vertical Drain

    Geotextiles in their highest form: Prefabricated Vertical Drain

    Freudenberg Prefabricated Vertical Drain filter jackets based on Lutradur technology are being successfully used around the world due to their high efficiency and exceptional performance. Freudenberg PVD filter jackets provide high water permeability underground and designable strength for different working areas and is an environmental friendly product which is made from polyester and no additional bonding chemical is used during the manufacturing process. They also shorten the settlement time.

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