Freudenberg debuts Evolon made from post-consumer recycled PET

Evolon RE

Freudenberg Performance Materials is now offering its customers a more sustainable version of its high-performance microfilament textiles. Evolon RE is manufactured from an average of 70% recycled polyester, which the company makes by recycling post-consumer PET bottles in-house. Evolon RE is available for various applications, including high-tech wiping and technical packaging, in weights currently ranging from 80g/sqm to 300g/sqm. Evolon RE offers the same quality as all other Evolon textiles, including mechanical and textile properties as well as to filtration, cleaning and protection properties.

“The use of recycled materials in the demanding production of Evolon textiles without sacrificing product performance underlines Freudenberg´s technological know-how, as Jean-Francois Kerhault, business segment manager Evolon, explains: “We have more than 20 years of experience with Evolon technology. Our technical teams are real experts in this demanding process, and it is thanks to their knowledge that we were able to overcome the challenge of integrating recycled PET from post-consumer bottles into our products.”

Since Evolon was launched in 1999, Freudenberg has continuously increased the sustainability of both the product and its production process. For example, no solvents or chemical binders are used during the manufacture of Evolon. In 2003, the company set up an internal reprocessing system for hydroentanglement water and was an early adopter of ISO 50001 in 2012. Thanks to its certified energy management system, Freudenberg is also able to continuously reduce its CO2 emissions. The production of Evolon from post-consumer recycled polyester represents a new milestone in the efforts to increase sustainability, according to the company.