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Mehler Texnologies joining Freudenberg Group

Textiles to Transform – that is what Mehler Texnologies has been doing since 1837. A new transformation process has just begun: Mehler Texnologies is joining the Freudenberg Group with the latter’s acquisition of the Low & Bonar Group.

The Freudenberg Group is a German privately held diversified group of companies with a strong tradition in textiles. Carl Johann Freudenberg founded his company in Weinheim in 1849. Less than 200 kilometers away and around the same time, Valentin Mehler opened his weaving mill in Fulda.

The Freudenberg Group operates over 500 sites in 60 countries worldwide. In 2019, the Freudenberg Group employed 50,000 associates around the globe and posted sales of €9.5 billion and an operating profit of €820 million. Mehler Texnologies is joining Freudenberg Performance Materials division, which is a leading global supplier of innovative technical textiles to a broad range of markets and applications such as apparel, automotive, building materials, energy, filter media, healthcare, building interiors, shoe and leather goods as well as specialties.

Mehler Texnologies coated technical textiles will enhance Freudenberg’s ample portfolio with complementary products. With the group’s strong financial backing and large R&D commitments, Mehler Texnologies will gain further strength and looks forward to “Innovating Together” in close collaboration with customers, business partners and the world of science.

Mehler Texnologies world-renowned brands VALMEX, POLYMAR, AIRTEX and PLASTEL will continue to stand for high performance coated textiles transformable into stadium roofs, truck tarpaulins, industrial covers, sun protection, tents, pool covers, boats, flexible containers, building façades and other countless applications.