Freudenberg launches new sustainable products for sports

February 08, 2021 - Germany

Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has launched a new product portfolio for the sports and outdoor market. In addition to the well-known products, the company now offers highly elastic and breathable inserts and tapes for all types of sportswear in the Freudenberg Active Range. Most of the products are made of at least 70 per cent recycled polyester.

The new product range includes a variety of other technical textiles that are highly elastic and breathable. Also, they are suitable for any kind of sportswear, whether worn for sports in the great outdoors, home workouts, or yoga at home in sports bra and leggings. The new product range contains the right element for every type of sportswear, the company said in a press release.

Sustainability is an integral part of Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel’s business activities. This sustainability is also reflected in Freudenberg’s Active Range, most products consist of at least 70 per cent recycled polyester. However, there are also products in the portfolio made of 80, 90, or even 100 per cent recycled polyester. Nevertheless, the various products in the range have excellent processing properties, regardless of whether they are used to make breathable and stretchy basics that wrap the body snuggly or to sew-in interlinings for difficult-to-process outer fabrics, Freudenberg said.

Thanks to their highly developed adhesive polymers, selected products in the range are outstandingly suitable even for complicated and difficult-to-process outer fabrics. Highly elastic outer fabrics retain their flexibility and remain breathable despite fixation. This is ensured by a special technology used to apply the adhesive mass to a backing material in the form of small dots without a base material. And even for outer fabrics that do not allow to fixate the interlining or in cases where fixating the interlining is not desired, Freudenberg’s Active Range offers the right solution; sewable interlinings that allow a natural and elastic feel at the same time keep the garment in its desired shape. This form of processing is ideal for outdoor jackets, for example, which keep their foreseen shape without losing flexibility and this way do not restrict the wearer’s natural mobility. In summary, Freudenberg’s Active Range offers the right products for all types of sportswear, whether indoors or outdoors, from outer fabrics to fibres to inserts, according to Freudenberg.

Freudenberg will launch the innovative and technical textile solutions of the Active Range at ISPO Munich Online 2021, which is available from February 2021.