Looking to expand its adsorptives business beyond existing applications, Germany-based Freudenberg
Nonwovens – a nonwoven materials manufacturer and member of the Freudenberg Group – has invested
more than 2 million euros in developing its activated carbon technology. The investment includes a
new Adsorptive Products manufacturing facility in Littleborough, England, which recently began
production. The company held a ceremony at the beginning of the month to celebrate the opening. The
facility currently employs 22 associates, all of whom previously worked at Freudenberg’s Greetland,
England-based adsorptives plant.
Freudenberg’s adsorptive performance materials feature an active carbon finishing treatment,
which provides odor control and adsorbs detrimental agents and toxins. The products find
applications in healthcare and other technical markets.
“Investing to move downstream the value chain to supply finished and converted performance
materials for applications such as adsorptive is a large part of our group strategy,” said Bruce
Olsen, CEO and president, Freudenberg Nonwovens. “Besides producing nonwoven roll good material, we
are focused on adding value through converting as well as finishing and treatment processes such as
coating of base materials with activated carbon as we do it in our Adsorptive business.”
March 10, 2009