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Freudenberg paddings awarded Material Health Certificate

The comfortemp air HO 80x fiberball paddings are made from polyamide 6 and are 100% recyclable

16th June 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Weinheim, Germany

Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors

© Freudenberg Performance Materials.© Freudenberg Performance Materials.

Freudenberg Performance Materials has been recognized with its first Silver level Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for its comfortemp air HO 80x product series. The comfortemp air HO 80x fiberball paddings are made from polyamide 6 and are 100% recyclable.

“The world’s leading specialist in interlinings and paddings for the apparel industry is thus also a groundbreaker in this field, and developed its first cradle-to-cradle solutions in 2017 under projects with C&A and G-Star Raw. The Material Health Certificate now confirms that the materials used in the comfortemp air HO 80x series comply with the Silver achievement level for material heath,” Freudenberg said today in a statement.

Polyamide 6 enables genuine circular design

By combining its wide-ranging technology know-how, Freudenberg has developed a new generation of paddings made entirely of polyamide 6. “Polyamide 6 is the only synthetic fibre that retains its high quality and performance even after several recycling operations. Post-recycling, polyamide 6 granules can be used to produce new materials. Over and over again. That is genuine circular design,” the company added.

High performance

The comfortemp air H080x series paddings are ‘as lightweight as feather, products, Freudenberg explains. “Thanks to the fine polyamide 6 fibres and Freudenberg’s innovative process technologies, they are as efficient as conventional PES paddings. Moreover, the thermal insulation has a high thermal capacity, is soft and has excellent breathability,” the company says.

“It also has high durability, even after many wash cycles, does not clump, and can be washed at a temperature of 40°C.”

Social and ecological responsibility is an integral part of development work at Freudenberg Performance Materials. Among other things, the company is now working on achieving Material Health Gold level certification for the comfortemp air H080x series. 

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a global non-profit dedicated to transforming the safety, health and sustainability of products through the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard.  Click here for more information on the HO80x series certification on Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute´s website.

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