Freudenberg Performance Materials launches Evolon 3D
Freudenberg Performance Materials, a leading supplier of innovative performance materials, is presenting Evolon 3D, a three-dimensional version of the company’s Evolon, a new generation of microfibre.
Evolon, Freudenberg’s microfilament fabric, was designed to offer very distinctive qualities of being smooth, soft and uniform. Combining a top-of-the-range look with its fabric feel and its great mechanical resistance, Evolon has succeeded in areas such as bedding, decoration and even acoustics, the company reports.
According to the manufacturer, the new Evolon 3D preserves the high performance of original Evolon, while increasing its bulkiness and volume and by taking on a feel and a look that are even more like fabric.
The surface of the Evolon microfilament fabric has increased in volume and become more refined, paving the way for other possible applications.
Thanks to a specific process integrated into the Evolon production line, water jets – already used to bind the material and generate the microfilaments – model the fabric’s structure on standard designs or on designs adapted to the specific needs of certain clients.
Like the original Evolon, Evolon 3D can be washed again and again without losing its structure. It can be used white or dyed in colours of the client’s choice. Transfer printing is said to multiply the possibilities for design and personalization and also produce very good results on Evolon 3D.
In the ultra-light category (as low as 30g/m²), the 3D structure is said to reinforce the uniformity of the microfilaments and increase ease of handling, making it possible to supply 3D microfilament wipes, which are 1.5 to 2 times lighter than the lightweight wipes traditionally obtained using competing processes.
Like the original Evolon, these 3D wipes are designed to offer the best cleaning performance in their category thanks to the fineness and density of the microfilaments, the company reports. In addition, in its 100g/m² version, Evolon 3D is said to enable a new generation of sports towels to be produced, just as ultra-compact, lightweight and effective, but with a traditional fabric look that consumers are used to, such as honeycomb or other patterns.
Evolon 3D can also be used by designers who in decoration, where Evolon can offer its matt look, lightness, ease of handling and its acoustic properties, among others.
In keeping with Evolon’s clean production – free of solvents and chemical binders and with a minimum of production stages – the Evolon 3D structure is achieved without post-treatment and without the addition of chemicals.
Evolon fabrics are certified Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Product Class I. The Freudenberg Evolon production facility is certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001.