Freudenberg Performance Materials presented a crimping material made from nonwoven fabric that combines high permanent moldability and shape retention with flexibility and suppleness at the Milan Lineapelle trade show in February.
The material’s multi-directional stretching properties enable uniform longitudinal and transverse stretching over the entire vamp area, with the direction-independent pattern enabling results with up to 10 percent less cut waste. It is also able to be molded quicker than conventional knitted fabric-based crimping materials, leading to shorter production times and reduced manufacturing costs. The crimping material is able to hold its shaped, tested for more than 72 hours of wear with the molded vamp retaining its true lasted shape. It provides a comfortable fit and wear while allowing design freedom and remaining lightweight.