Let’s turn back the clock: it all started in Italy 50 years ago, when Politex Nonwovens, a small family-owned company in Lombardy, began producing voluminous nonwovens for the upholstered furniture market. It quickly grew thanks to rapid developments in industry and technology and made a name for itself in the industry. The company launched the production of technical nonwovens at the end of the 70s. And in the 90s, it recognized the potential of what was thought of as plastic waste: From then on, the company truly pioneered sustainability with nonwovens made from recycled polyester.
Freudenberg entered the picture in 1997, initially as a joint venture partner, and went on to acquire all of the shares seven years later, whereupon it completely integrated Politex Nonwovens.