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Freudenberg expands global 3D entangled mat production with new geosynthetic line in China

News | July 24, 2023 | By:

Freudenberg Performance Materials, a leading global supplier of high-performance technical textiles has begun operating a new 3D entangled mat production line in Changzhou, China. It enables Freudenberg to supply customers in the APAC region with Enka®Solutions made in China for building, industrial and civil engineering applications. Freudenberg now is also able to serve customers in diverse technical markets with finished and semi-finished products.

Enka® Solutions products. Photo courtesy of Freudenberg Performance Materials.

This investment in China will significantly increase Enka®Solutions production capacity and will play a fundamental role in the development of Enka business with customers in the APAC region.

The new production line in Changzhou complements the manufacturing operations in Obernburg, Germany and Asheville, N.C. With a global manufacturing presence on the continents of Europe, Asia and America, Freudenberg can now serve markets locally and deliver Enka®Solutions products faster and efficiently. This will not only help to better meet customer needs, but also reduce the company’s environmental footprint by increasing local production.

Launch ceremony of new Enka line. Photo courtesy of Freudenberg Performance Materials.

Freudenberg´s Enka®Solutions is a solution provider for high-performance 3D entangled mats and composites products that offer multiple solutions for building, industrial and civil engineering industries, contributing to sustainable and ecological development of urban construction. Thanks to its unique 3D entangled polymeric filament structures, Enka® Solutions products efficiently answer challenges in the fields of acoustic, ventilation, drainage, erosion control, sports and recreation, vibration damping, soil reinforcement, bio-filtration and more.

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global supplier of innovative technical textiles for a broad range of markets and applications such as apparel, automotive, building interiors, building materials, healthcare, energy, filter media, shoes and leather goods as well as specialties. In 2022, the company had 32 production sites in 14 countries around the world and had more than 5,000 employees. Freudenberg Performance Materials attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility as the basis for its business success. For more information, visit In 2022, the Freudenberg Group employed more than 51,000 people in around 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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