Lineapelle September 2022: Freudenberg presents sustainable materials for winter 23/24 fashion and luxury leather goods collections
Weinheim/Germany, August 23, 2022. Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be presenting Evolon® eco-friendly microfiber reinforcement material for leather goods that is manufactured in Europe with no solvent and no chemical binder at the Lineapelle international trade show for the leather industry. Another sustainability highlight is binder-free strobel material made from 100% recycled PET for the shoe industry. The world’s leading supplier of innovative technical textiles will also be showing a nonwoven crimping material that meets the increasing demands of manufacturers and consumers alike in the footwear market. Freudenberg will be welcoming visitors to Booth D02-D04 in Hall 9 of the trade fair in Milan from September 20-22.
Evolon® sustainable microfiber reinforcement material for leather goods
Unlike conventional materials, Evolon® microfiber reinforcement material for leather goods is manufactured with no solvent and no chemical binder. It contains 80% recycled PET from Freudenberg’s in-house bottle recycling plant. Evolon® is produced at Freudenberg’s facility in Colmar, France, where the manufacturing process is highly sustainable: it is certified to STeP by OEKO-TEX® and fully complies with the DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® criteria. In addition, shorter transport routes help to secure supply chains for players in the European leather goods industry.
Freudenberg´s binder-free strobel material is made from 100% recycled PET. The material is GRS-certified for reliable traceability. The GRS certification recognizes the share of recycled materials in the strobel material. This allows customers to calculate the total amount of recycled material in shoes. Moreover, the mono-component material itself is fully recyclable. In terms of performance, the material is lightweight and also demonstrates a high tensile strength.
Nonwoven crimping material
Made from nonwoven fabric, the innovative crimping material optimally combines high permanent moldability and shape retention with flexibility and suppleness. This unique crimping material enables manufacturers to reduce their production costs, while consumers benefit from increased comfort. Compared to conventional knitted fabric-based crimping materials, Freudenberg’s nonwoven crimping material offers multi-directional stretching properties, improved fitting, greater design freedom and reduced weight.
About Freudenberg Performance Materials
Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global supplier of innovative technical textiles for a broad range of markets and applications such as apparel, automotive, building interiors, building materials, healthcare, energy, filter media, shoe and leather goods as well as specialties. In 2021, the company generated sales of more than €1.3 billion, had 33 production sites in 14 countries around the world and had some 5.000 employees. Freudenberg Performance Materials attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility as the basis for its business success. For more information, please visit www.freudenberg-pm.com
The company is a Business Group of Freudenberg Group. In 2021, the Freudenberg Group employed some 50,000 people in around 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of more than €10 billion. For more information, please visit www.freudenberg.com.
Contact InformationURL: https://www.freudenberg-pm.com
Company: Freudenberg Performance Materials