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Germany's Freudenberg to present sustainable materials at Lineapelle

23 Aug '22
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Pic: Freudenberg Performance Materials
Pic: Freudenberg Performance Materials

Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be presenting Evolon eco-friendly microfibre 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. The international exhibition will be held from September 20-22 in Italy.

Another sustainability highlight is binder-free strobel material made from 100 per cent 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.

Unlike conventional materials, Evolon microfibre reinforcement material for leather goods is manufactured with no solvent and no chemical binder. It contains 80 per cent 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, the company said in a press release.

Freudenberg´s binder-free strobel material is made from 100 per cent recycled PET. The material is GRS-certified for reliable traceability. The GRS certification recognises the share of recycled materials in the strobe 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.

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.

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