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Global Division Building Materials of Freudenberg Performance Materials announces a price increase for its roofing carriers

Novedrate (Italy), March 30, 2021. Since the first months of 2021, business worldwide has been experiencing unexpected challenges in the global supply chain. Over the last few weeks, the situation has developed dramatically due to the force majeure clauses invoked by many raw material suppliers worldwide, leading to shortages that triggered uncontrollable price rises and material shortage risks.

“It is our responsibility to continue to supply our customers by seeking to secure raw materials at any price, to avoid discontinuing our production and to guarantee the continuity of our service to protect our joint short-term business and confirm our long-term commitment”, Federico Pallini, General Manager Global Division Building Materials of Freudenberg Performance Materials, said. “Unfortunately, we are subject to uncontrollable price increases, especially on the raw material side, and this scenario has forced us to increase our prices by 9%”.


The Global Division Building Materials of Freudenberg Performance Materials announces price increase for its roofing carriers.

Novedrate (Italy), March 21st, 2017. Starting from the last months of 2016, the roofing market is experiencing important utilities tariff and raw material price increases, which are impacting, more and more, on our costs. “Despite all the efforts to mitigate the effects of these increases, through productivity improvements and efficiencies at all manufacturing facilities” comments Federico Pallini, General Manager Global Division Building Materials of Freudenberg Performance Materials “and though understanding the difficulties of our customers, we are now obliged to apply a sales price increase in the range from 6% to 9% for the different types of products.”


Invisible but essential

Freudenberg Performance Materials will be showing polyester roofing carriers with fiberglass reinforcements at IRE in Las Vegas, USA, from March 1-3, 2017. Read more Novedrate, Italy, March 1, 2017. The worldwide leader in the roofing market will be presenting its extensive range of high-performance nonwovens used as carrier materials for bituminous waterproofing membranes at the International Roofing Expo. A highlight will be the polyester carriers reinforced with glass filaments. Once inside the bituminous membrane, Freudenberg Performance Materials polyester carriers are invisible, but essential to offer outstanding performances.

“The combination of the flexibility of polyester together with the stability of glass gives our nonwoven carrier excellent runnability. This is especially the case when it is used at high temperatures and on high-speed bitumen lines,” says Federico Pallini, General Manager Global Division Building Materials of Freudenberg Performance Materials. In addition, our carrier reinforced with fiberglass filaments gives the bituminous membrane outstanding dimensional stability and resistance over time. Using the fiberglass reinforcement also eliminates the phenomenon of thermal memory: once applied to roofs, the membrane is shrink-free even when temperatures fluctuate.

Invisible, but essential.

Freudenberg´s value-added and highly functional solutions are suitable for even the most demanding roofing membrane applications. The company´s cutting-edge technology enables it to manufacture both staple and spunbond nonwovens, in either standard versions or reinforced with fiberglass filaments to meet any market needs. The polyester carriers are invisible inside the bituminous membrane, but essential for its performances.

Long-established presence in the American market.

Freudenberg is committed to the American market by running a production site in Macon, Georgia, since 1983. To date, the site has been manufacturing and providing more than 10 billion square yards of polyester roofing carrier that protect buildings from water, worldwide.


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