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26th January 2018, Weinheim

Freudenberg’s comfortemp goes sustainable

Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has succeeded in achieving the technical feasibility of using recycled fibres in padding. As a new partner of the sustainable bluesign system, Freudenberg will be presenting the thermo-insulation series comfortemp down feel HO19xPS and comfortemp fiberball eco HO29xR at ISPO Munich 2018 from January 28-31 in Hall C3, Stand 436.

For the first time ever, Freudenberg will be presenting the Eco version of the comfortemp fiberball padding, the world’s first padding made from fibre balls. Made from 80% recycled fibres, comfortemp fiberball eco is a sustainable, high-performance padding and is ideal for sportswear, Freudenberg says.

For the first time ever, Freudenberg will be presenting the Eco version of the comfortemp fiberball padding, the world’s first padding made from fibre balls.

The remaining 20% of the padding is made up of binder components that are essential for making a coherent structure such as padding. “As the first sustainable padding made from fiberballs, comfortemp fiberball eco combines the benefits of padding and down,” explained Ulrich Scherbel, General Manager Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel.

Freudenberg lists the benefits of comfortemp fiberball eco as:

  • Consists of 80% recycled fibres and 20% binder components
  • Manufactured without the use of chemicals
  • Sustainable thermal insulation of the highest class
  • Ideal for use in sports garments but also suitable for the fashion sector
  • Optimal breathability
  • Super soft and fluffy
  • No fiber migration: the padding maintains its position in the garment and does not clump
  • Very good elastic recovery: can be easily compressed and quickly returns to its normal volume

Freudenberg has re-engineered the padding of the comfortemp down feel HO19xPS series. It had already consisted of a high proportion of recycled fibres. Now, with this new product series, Freudenberg has achieved the technical feat of significantly increasing the proportion of recycled fibres.

comfortemp down feel

  • Consists of 85% recycled fiber and 15% binder components
  • Manufactured without the use of chemicals
  • Sustainable padding with insulating properties: suitable for use in sports and fashion garments
  • Light and voluminous
  • Extremely soft feel
  • Resistant to fiber migration due to the multi-layered structure
  • Ideal for lightweight, smooth nylon outerwear

PYUA - exclusive partner at ISPO

PYUA is a specialist in sustainable outerwear and is the exclusive partner of Freudenberg at ISPO Munich 2018. Both companies aspire to bring technologically top quality and ecologically clean products onto the market. “We are very happy that we can use comfortemp fiberball eco as padding in our entire collection and present it exclusively at ISPO Munich 2018,” commented PYUA founder Timo Perschke about the collaboration with Freudenberg.

bluesign system partner

Since the end of 2017, Freudenberg has been an official system partner of bluesign technologies, a global network that aims to systematically reduce the burden on humans and the environment caused by the textile industry. bluesign stands for transparency and cooperation throughout the supply chain and is a renowned network that promotes sustainable business practices in the textile industry.

This makes the system partnership with bluesign a perfect fit for Freudenberg as a reliable and responsible supplier of thermal insulation materials and interlinings, the company reports. In the context of this collaboration, alongside the sustainable products themselves, Freudenberg customers receive effective communication materials, right through to point of sale.

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