June 17, 2024
Technical Textile & Nonwoven

Freudenberg Launches 100% Synthetic Wetlaid Nonwoven Fabric

Freudenberg Performance Materials has launched a new 100 percent synthetic wetlaid nonwoven product line under the brand name of Filtura and has been fully made in Germany.

“The new materials can be manufactured from various types of polymer-based fibres, including ultra-fine micro-fibres,” a Freudenberg press release informed.

These unique wetlaid materials from Freudenberg are designed for use in filtration applications as well as other industrial applications.

According to the German company, this product line rounds off the wide range of wetlaid nonwoven capabilities from the leading manufacturer of high-performance materials.

Customers in the filtration business can use Freudenberg’s new fully synthetic wetlaid nonwovens in both liquid and air filtration.

Applications include reverse osmosis membrane support, support for nanofibers or PTFE membranes as well as oil filtration media and are also suited to use in construction industry or the composites industry.

Freudenberg’s fully synthetic wetlaid nonwovens can be made of polyester, polyolefin, polyamide and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), using staple fibres of up to 12mm fibre length and microfibres as fine as 0.04dtex.

In terms of weight, the product range spans weights of between 8g/m² and 250g/m².

Freudenberg’s flexible wetlaid manufacturing line has the capability to combine various thermal and chemical bonding technologies.

The materials have high precision in weight and thickness as well as a defined pore size and high porosity.

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