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Freudenberg’s creates high-performance microfilament textiles using recycled PET

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2021-06-30 07:08:38 – Germany

Freudenberg Performance Materials has released a new version of their high-performance microfilament textiles that is even more environmentally friendly.

Evolon RE is made up of 70% recycled polyester, which the business manufactures in-house by recovering post-consumer PET bottles. It is available in weights ranging from 80-300gsm for a variety of applications, including high-tech wiping and technical packing, and delivers the same high and consistent quality as all other Evolon fabrics. This applies to mechanical and textile characteristics, as well as the efficacy of cleaning, filtration, and protection.

Evolon business sector manager, Jean-Francois Kerhault, said they have more than 20 years of experience with Evolon technology. They were able to overcome the obstacle of incorporating recycled PET from post-consumer bottles into their goods owing to the expertise of their technical staff in this challenging process.

In most applications, Evolon textiles are quite durable. They're washable and reusable, and they're a great alternative to disposable products. Cleaning cloths made of Evolon, for example, provide unmatched cleaning effectiveness even after hundreds of washes. Technical packaging materials can be utilized throughout a car model's full production cycle. When compared to most existing traditional products, these fabrics are lightweight, which saves raw materials.

Freudenberg has constantly improved the sustainability of both the product and the manufacturing process since the debut of Evolon in 1999. Evolon is made without the use of solvents or chemical binders, and the business established an internal reprocessing system for hydroentanglement water in 2003.

In 2012, it was also an early adopter of ISO 50001. Freudenberg is also able to continually cut CO2 emissions thanks to its approved energy management system. Evolon's use of post-consumer recycled polyester marks a new milestone in the company's efforts to improve sustainability.

Beginning in the early 1990s, Freudenberg was one of the first firms in Europe to recycle old PET bottles. The firm now uses about seven million PET bottles each day in the production of polyester nonwovens.

Freudenberg makes use of trash as a raw material by recycling PET bottles. On the one hand, this reduces the amount of waste that must be disposed of in landfills or incinerated. On the other hand, using recycled polyester of comparable grade for original raw materials conserves natural resources. It also saves energy, which means fewer CO2 emissions, trash, and wastewater.

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