Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens Co. Ltd., Shanghai/China, has brought a new production line for car headliners into operation at its Suzhou site in Eastern China. This enables the company to meet the increasing demand for high-quality car headliners in China and South-East Asia.
With the new production line, Freudenberg will increase its annual production of technical textiles in Suzhou by around 8 million m2. The headliners are based on nonwovens and can be finished in various ways to provide additional functionality. Apart from very good surface appearance with good abrasion resistance, outstanding acoustic properties and improved stain resistance, these products contribute to higher comfort in the car interior as well as marked reduction in vehicle weight when combined with other vehicle components. In addition, the company also uses a proportion of recycled products in the manufacture of its products. In this way, the company helps its customers to reduce their environmental footprint.
Freudenberg & Vilene is a joint venture between the producer of technical textiles Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany, and Japan Vilene Company Ltd., Tokyo/Japan.