Fruedenberg Nonwovens' Lutraflor® Wins INDEX 11 Award

Germany-based Freudenberg Nonwovens has won an INDEX 11 Award in the Nonwoven Roll Good category for its Lutraflor® nonwoven roll good media for automotive applications. The INDEX 11 Awards, presented by Brussels-based EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries, during the INDEX 11 conference held April 12-15 in Geneva, recognize innovation and sustainability in the nonwovens and related industries.

Lutraflor features a sandwich construction comprising a composite of spunlaid and staple-fiber fabric made using 100-percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate raw material. According to Freudenberg, the media has a luxurious appearance, and is abrasion- and wear-resistant. Lutraflor does not require back coatings such as latex or polyethylene to maintain shape or performance characteristics after it has been molded for vehicle uses including full-floor molded carpets, throw-in mats, and cabin and door trim.

“This provides customers additional weight savings potential as compared to current tufted or needlepunched carpets used today,” said John McNabb, general manager, Freudenberg Nonwovens North America, responsible for global Lutraflor product development.

Source: Textile World

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