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Stretch rTPE interlinings from Freudenberg

Potential applications in sports bras and leggings as well as heavier weight fabrics.

29th March 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Weinheim, Germany


The Apperel division of Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel is expanding its elastic interlinings range with the introduction of the apparel industry’s first 100% recycled thermoplastic elastomer (rTPE) base content interlinings.

The new, 100% rTPE interlinings are offered in 40-90gsm weights, with wide applicability – from lightweight knit fabrics with applications in leggings and sports bras to elastic woven fabrics that require medium-to-heavy weights, such as denim, maternity clothes or casual wear

The new interlinings offer exceptional elasticity and retain excellent recovery capabilities.

In addition, Freudenberg also offers interlinings from the XB and UE Series. XB Series nonwoven interlinings are available in 40-72gsm weights, offering a soft hand feel and light-to-medium weight options with high wash durability. They can be used across sportswear and fashion segments in areas such as cuffs and the waistbands of leggings.

The UE Series is available in 153-220gsm weights, offering high elasticity, good recovery and strong support. The mesh structure ensures excellent breathability in applications such as sports bras.

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