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Freudenberg presents Evolon from recycled polyester

Jun 30, 2021
Freudenberg presents Evolon from recycled polyester


German firm Freudenberg Performance Materials has come up with a sustainable version of its high-performance microfilament textiles with the help of Evolon. Freudenberg Performance Materials, the leading global supplier of innovative technical textiles, has a broad range of applications and markets like automotive, apparel, healthcare, energy, shoe, leather, building interiors, and building materials. The company has 33 production sites in 14 countries that offer employment to more than 5000 employees around the world.

Evolon RE is manufactured from an average of 70% recycled polyester that is made by recycling the post-consumer PET bottles in-house. Evolon RE can be put to use for technical packaging, high-tech wiping, and in weights ranging from 80grams per square meter to 300 grams per square meter. Just like other Evolon textiles, Evolon RE offers the same high and constant quality in terms of cleaning, filtration, protection, mechanical, and textile.

According to Jean-Francois Kerhault, Business Segment Manager, Evolon, the company has more than 20 years of experience with Evolon technology. The technical team is an expert in this demanding process. With the knowledge of the technical team that the company is able to overcome the challenge of integrating recycled PET from post-consumer bottles into the products, he added.

Evolon fabrics are also quite durable. The products offered are a good substitute for disposable solutions, washable, and re-usable. Evolon clothing clothes can give the same performance even after hundreds of washings. The fabrics are also light-weight.

Evolon was launched in 1999 and since then Freudenberg has been continuously working on increasing the sustainability of both the product and its production process. The company had set up an internal reprocessing system for hydroentanglement water in 2003 and it was also an early adopter of ISO 50001 in 2012 Freudenberg has also been able to reduce its CO2 emissions because of its certified energy management system. This new style of producing Evolon from post-consumer recycled polyester is another milestone that the company wants to achieve.

It can also be said that Freudenberg has been amongst the initial companies in Europe to recycle used PET bottles. At present, the company is utilizing around 7 million PET bottles a day in the manufacture of polyester nonwovens. By doing this the company is using waste as a prime raw material. This not only reduces the burden of land-filling and incineration but also replaces primary raw materials with the recycled polyester of the same quality, thereby saving natural resources. It also helps in reducing energy consumption which further results in less wastage and CO2 emissions.

Source – Press release of "Freudenberg"

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