Innovation

... distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
(Steve Jobs)

 

Innovation powered by Mehler

Innovation is an integral part of our corporate strategy and one pillar for future growth. Our focus is on innovation projects that meet certain success criteria: market-driven, future-oriented, geared to customers’ needs and aligned to our customers’ as well as our strategic goals.

INNOVATION NETWORK & DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Our innovation process is structured as an end-to-end process. It starts and ends with our customer. The innovation power of MEHLER and its innovation network is strong and clearly structured. In addition to intense cooperation with our customers, we develop innovative solutions together with institutes, universities and selected partner companies and suppliers.

Our technical experts work closely together with our clients. The customers receive continuous feedback on all key stages of the development process and get complete transparency in the project plan. We define warning signals, thus recognize critical situations at short notice always keep an eye on the time defined ‘time-to-market’. After the product has been launched on the market, we will continue to be in regular contact with our customers and closely coordinate any desired production optimizations.

Our two R&D centers are located in our headquarters in Fulda / Germany and in our production plant in Famalicão / Portugal.

RF-free treatment solution

Our experts developed a sustainable, RF-free and CO²-neutral treatment for Mechanical Rubber Goods (MRG) reinforced by technical textiles.
The innovative treatment solution MehlerSustainAdhesive – MSA consists of natural components and contributes to a responsible treatment of the environment, people and our future.
Learn more about it by taking a look at our video.

Mehler is Shaping the future

With our knowledge and experience, we contribute to transfer ideas into value-added solutions for the benefit of our customers.

Lightweight Textiles

We offer a wide range of yarns and fabrics, which combine high functionality with low weight.

Fire- and Heat-resistant Textiles

We develop tailor-made fabrics that cover the entire spectrum from standaridzed specifications to the highest requirements in terms of fire- and heat-resistance.

High-Performance Materials

We continuously test new high-performance materials developed by our suppliers, as well as new finishes and coatings, and integrate them into our value-added solutions for the market.

Hybrids

Hybrids are combinations of different materials in a twist or fabric. With textile hybrids, the best properties of different raw materials can be combined. This offers a multitude of new possibilities in specific areas of applications.

Tape Fabrics

We develop tapes up to a width of 15 mm. Our process ensures a twist-free weft in the final fabric to achieve optimum functionality. We can process multiple yarn materials and types, including matrix materials.

Smart Textiles

A combination of textile technology, electronics and IT forms the basis of smart textiles. Applications are diverse and the market for smart textiles is booming. Together with selected customers, we develop smart textiles for a variety of applications.

RF-free Adhesives

We offer our sustainable RF-free (resorcinol formaldehyde-free) treatment solution MSA - MEHLER SUSTAIN ADHESIVE to combine textiles with various types of rubber.

Multiply Fabrics

With our special weaving equipment, we are able to create 3D structures and multi-layer fabrics.

Wire Fabrics

Our technology is designed to integrate metals and mineral fibers into our weaving process.

Industry 4.0

We invest and develop continuously in our global production network. One of our long-term goals is to combine operation and information technology into a network of smart factories and machines.

THERMFIRE4WOVEN

MEHLER takes part in an innovation project called “ThermFire4Woven”. The project is focused on the development of lightweight components with excellent thermal, chemical and mechanical resistance. The construction and transportation industries are the targetet areas of applications. Solutions will be based on advanced textile fiber structures with specific finishes, surface treatments and coatings.
A consortium of the following companies and organizations was formed to make this project a success:

Designation of the Project | ThermFire4Woven – Advanced finished Fibrous Structures with high thermal efficiency and high fire resistance

Project Code | POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033637

Main Objective | Reinforcing the research, technological development and innovation

Beneficiary Entity | Olbo & Mehler Tex Portugal, Lda

Approval Date | 24.04.2018

Period | 30.04.2018 – 31.12.2021

Total eligible cost | 1.113.167,55 €

COMPANY
SCOPE
POSITION
MEHLER
Developer and Manufacturer of technical textiles
Lead Promoter
CEiiA
Center of Engineering and Product Development
Co-Promoter
CVR
Center for the Valorization of Waste
Co-Promoter
PIEP
Innovation in Polymer Engineering
Co-Promoter
UM
University of Minho, Portugal
Co-Promoter