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Freudenberg at Intertextile in Shanghai

October 7, 2013

With an extended color range for transparent fabrics for womenswear, Freudenberg & Vilene International Ltd. gives more options to designers. Bi-elastic and lightweight interlinings for womenswear as well as ultralight canvases for menswear respond to the general trend towards more freedom of movement in the apparel industry.

Freudenberg & Vilene International's lightweight bi-elastic interlining is available in 16 colors for transparent fabrics for womenswear. This offers many more possibilities to designers creating fashionable garments. Ronnie Lee, market segment manager for womenswear at Freudenberg & Vilene says that it was the current trend towards more freedom of movement in the apparel industry that inspired the new light and bi-elastic materials.

Freudenberg's interlining portfolio includes virtually all inner components needed for menswear including fusible and sew-in interlinings, tailoring tapes, pre-formed components, felts and waddings. These are only some examples of the extended range. Responding to consumer demand for light and soft tailored garments, Freudenberg offers the Light Touch range of Marelli & Berta's ultralight polyester canvases. Light Touch canvases create breathable, eco-friendly chestpieces without risk of hair migration, ideal for tailored jackets. "We've had great response to these canvases not only from major international buyers, as you might expect, but increasingly from the upcoming China domestic brands, which are enjoying strong growth these days," says Simon Fong, market segment manager, menswear.

With the new PinBond Direct Coat production capability, PinBond adhesives can be printed directly onto customers fabrics. Printing of the adhesives directly onto fabrics benefits apparel manufacturers because it eliminates the time and labor required for the transfer process. This new production capability is located at the Freudenberg & Vilene factory in Nantong, China. According to Ronnie Lee, "The Direct Coat system is a cost effective and efficient way for large scale garment manufactures to use our PinBond products. PinBond bonds fabrics together while maintaining their original softness, stretch & recovery, and breathability. These characteristics make it ideal for sportswear and intimate apparel."

For improved performance through wet processing treatments on sensitive fabrics the company has developed EE adhesives on a variety of base materials. Before a garment has its final form, it often has to go through up to 20 post processing steps. With the new EE adhesives, the interlinings offer excellent performance, even when fused at mild temperatures or dyed using extremely high temperature conditions.

The recent product range will be shown at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Fair from Oct. 21-24 in booth W1C18/D21.

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