Evolon Wins First Avantex Award For Innovation

Germany-based Avantex, the international forum for high-tech garment textiles and fashion
engineering, awarded Germany-based Freudenberg Nonwovens, the creator of Evolon®, its Innovation
prize for new fabrics.In making the award, Avantex recognized Freudenbergs contribution to the
apparel industry using micro-system technology to create fabrics suitable for tomorrows high-tech
garments. Evolons lifestyle fabric is ideal for active-sport garments.Freudenberg developed Evolon
using a completely new textile technolgy to create high-performance, microfiber fashion fabrics.
Evolon is constructed from numerous microfilaments and is manufactured from polymer granulate in
one continuous process. The filaments create a fabric that will not fray and that can be designed
and developed for specific end-uses.

February 2001