WEINHEIM – Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has opened an Apparel Technical Solution Centre for Asia (ATSC) at its Nantong factory in China.
Providing enhanced technical support and services tailored to customer needs, it is equipped with a wide variety of fusing and bonding machines, laser and ultrasonic cutters, specialised sewing machines for sportswear applications, fibre filling machines for insulation applications and washing and dry-cleaning machines that meet GB and AATCC standards.
The ATSC furthers Freudenberg’s dedication to joint innovations with sportswear customers and to finding technical solutions for performance applications.
“The new ATSC represents Freudenberg’s continued commitment to offering the best in innovation and quality,” said Jonathan Oh, senior vice president and general manager of Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel. “As we continue to improve service offerings, the Nantong factory is an important R&D and technical hub and will advance the ongoing development of a robust supply chain with high-quality products for our customers in Asia and around the world.”
The factory was moved to the Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area to meet increased production demand with state-of-the-art technological capabilities. Covering an area of nearly 50,000 square metres with cotton interlining, bi-elastic fusible interlining, and preformed materials production lines, the new site went into operation in 2021.
The new factory also includes an online defect detection system which enables defect information to be captured in real time and sent to operators for immediate adjustments, increasing the rate of A-grade bi-elastic interlinings and shirt interlinings. Furthermore, an online weft density automatic adjustment system helps improve the stability of the drying process and the quality of semi-finished products.