Freudenberg Performance Materials, a global leader in innovative solutions, has announced the successful launch of a state-of-the-art geosynthetics production line at its new facility in Changzhou, China. The investment signifies a strategic move that enables the company to meet the increasing demand for Enka materials in the building, industrial, and civil engineering sectors across the region.
The inauguration ceremony, held on July 13th, marked a significant milestone for Freudenberg Performance Materials as it further solidifies its presence in the Chinese market. The newly established plant will play a crucial role in enhancing the development and supply of Enka materials to customers in the region.
With the addition of the Changzhou plant, Freudenberg’s geosynthetics production capacity has witnessed a substantial boost. This expansion complements the company’s existing manufacturing operations in Obernburg, Germany, and Asheville, North Carolina, allowing Freudenberg to cater to the growing demand for Enka materials worldwide.
Enka materials, renowned for their unique 3D entangled polymeric filament structures, offer versatile solutions across a range of applications. The innovative products efficiently address challenges in diverse fields such as acoustics, ventilation, drainage, erosion control, sports and recreation, vibration damping, soil reinforcement, bio-filtration, and more.
The acquisition of the Enka business through the purchase of Low & Bonar in 2020 has been instrumental in broadening Freudenberg’s product portfolio and strengthening its market position. With their commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, Freudenberg Performance Materials continues to set industry standards, providing cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of various technical markets.
Speaking about the inauguration of the new plant, Dr. Frank Heislitz, CEO of Freudenberg Performance Materials, expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunities it presents. He stated, “The establishment of our geosynthetics production line in Changzhou signifies a significant step forward in our strategic growth plans. This expansion enhances our ability to serve our customers in the region with high-quality Enka materials and bolsters our commitment to providing sustainable and innovative solutions worldwide.”
As Freudenberg Performance Materials embarks on this exciting chapter of growth, the company remains dedicated to delivering exceptional products, fostering customer collaboration, and contributing to the advancement of industries through cutting-edge geosynthetic solutions.