Markets

Mehler Markets & Applications

Our customers work in demanding environments and create special solutions for end-use markets. They rely on MEHLER as an experienced, trustfull and strong development partner and technical textile producer. By working closely together with our customers we do not only meet the demands of today – we also always keep an eye on the challenges of tomorrow.

Take a look at the most diverse markets and applications of our technical textiles:

Industry Applications

Our industrial customers rely on MEHLER. We offer textile solutions for various industrial applications. An important topic is the use of textiles to reinforce different types of rubber products. In addition, our textiles are used to provide specific functionality for industrial processes, such as the use as a liner or impregnation fabric, or as textile-based composite materials.

Conveyor Belts

Conveyor belts transport light to ultra-heavy goods from one place to another. They are used in industrial applications as well as in coal and ore mining, both above and below ground. We develop and produce fabrics for reinforcing rubber-based conveyor belts. Our portfolio covers the entire spectrum of open to very dense woven fabrics, optimized fabric finishes and different tensile strengths to achieve the required conveyor belt characteristics. As an alternative to steel-reinforcements, we offer aramid-based solutions with same strengths at about 5 times less weight. Aramid-based conveyor belts enable an easier handling during assembly works, reduced energy consumption during operation and longer life-times of the belts.

Gaskets, Seals & Profiles

Rubber seals, gaskets and profiles are used to protect and seal materials and objects. We develop and manufacture yarn and woven fabrics to provide functionality such as adhesion to rubber, tensile and structural strengths, and temperature and pressure stability.

Hoses

Hoses are used in various industrial applications requiring fluid handling. The requirements are manifold, depending on the transported substances, system pressure, temperature, transfer rates, and other criteria. The substances can be as simple as air and water or as complex as hazardous or corrosive chemicals. We develop and manufacture yarns and woven fabrics to reinforce industrial hoses. Typical criteria include tensile strength, controlled elongation, modulus, fatigue resistance and adhesion to rubber or other polymers.

Pipes

Pipes are used to transport substances such as crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or chemicals. Hard and extreme operating conditions are common. The demands on performance, material durability and product lifetime are typically very high. We develop and manufacture fabrics for reinforcement of industrial and offshore hoses. Typical criteria include tensile strength, controlled elongation, modulus, fatigue resistance, adhesion to rubber or other polymers, temperature and pressure stability, and long product lifetime.

Filters

A filter is a porous device that separates solids from fluids. We manufacture woven fabrics that are used in filter systems for various applications.

Textile Banners

Textile banners and billboards for outdoor and indoor use are eye-catchers. Our extensive fabric portfolio is based on proven high-tenacity polyester yarns as well as on non-inflammable glass fiber yarns. We offer our fabrics in greige, treated, PVC- or PU-coated in widths up to 500 cm. Our fabrics can be used in common printing processes such as digital printing, screen printing or sublimation printing.

Cable Sheating

Cables are used to transmit energy or digital information. Textile fabrics reinforce the cable cover and simply the assembly process.

Membranes

Membranes prevent the mixing of two layers. We develop and produce a comprehensive range of tailor-made membranes used for separating, protecting and filtering. We use high strength yarns that allow high capacity load and meet specific requirements such as tensile strength, dimension stability, mesh size, UV resistance and durability.

Conveyor Belts

Conveyor belts transport light to ultra-heavy goods from one place to another. They are used in industrial applications as well as in coal and ore mining, both above and below ground. We develop and produce fabrics for reinforcing rubber-based conveyor belts. Our portfolio covers the entire spectrum of open to very dense woven fabrics, optimized fabric finishes and different tensile strengths to achieve the required conveyor belt characteristics. As an alternative to steel-reinforcements, we offer aramid-based solutions with same strengths at about 5 times less weight. Aramid-based conveyor belts enable an easier handling during assembly works, reduced energy consumption during operation and longer life-times of the belts.

Gaskets, Seals & Profiles

Rubber seals, gaskets and profiles are used to protect and seal materials and objects. We develop and manufacture yarn and woven fabrics to provide functionality such as adhesion to rubber, tensile and structural strengths, and temperature and pressure stability.

Hoses

Hoses are used in various industrial applications requiring fluid handling. The requirements are manifold, depending on the transported substances, system pressure, temperature, transfer rates, and other criteria. The substances can be as simple as air and water or as complex as hazardous or corrosive chemicals. We develop and manufacture yarns and woven fabrics to reinforce industrial hoses. Typical criteria include tensile strength, controlled elongation, modulus, fatigue resistance and adhesion to rubber or other polymers.

Pipes

Pipes are used to transport substances such as crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or chemicals. Hard and extreme operating conditions are common. The demands on performance, material durability and product lifetime are typically very high. We develop and manufacture fabrics for reinforcement of industrial and offshore hoses. Typical criteria include tensile strength, controlled elongation, modulus, fatigue resistance, adhesion to rubber or other polymers, temperature and pressure stability, and long product lifetime.

Filters

A filter is a porous device that separates solids from fluids. We manufacture woven fabrics that are used in filter systems for various applications.

Textile Banners

Textile banners and billboards for outdoor and indoor use are eye-catchers. Our extensive fabric portfolio is based on proven high-tenacity polyester yarns as well as on non-inflammable glass fiber yarns. We offer our fabrics in greige, treated, PVC- or PU-coated in widths up to 500 cm. Our fabrics can be used in common printing processes such as digital printing, screen printing or sublimation printing.

Cable Sheating

Cables are used to transmit energy or digital information. Textile fabrics reinforce the cable cover and simply the assembly process.

Membranes

Membranes prevent the mixing of two layers. We develop and produce a comprehensive range of tailor-made membranes used for separating, protecting and filtering. We use high strength yarns that allow high capacity load and meet specific requirements such as tensile strength, dimension stability, mesh size, UV resistance and durability.

Mobility Applications

The mobility market includes segments such as bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, ships, rail transport and aviation. We provide textile yarn and textile fabric solutions for many applications, including the reinforcement of tires, belts, hoses and air springs. We are certified according to IATF 16949, the internationally recognized standard in the automotive industry.

Air Springs

Air Springs improve comfort and safety in road and rail transport. The air suspension bag must meet high requirements, such as minimal wall thickness, maximum stability and balanced suspension and damping behavior. Our engineered yarns combination with a rubber matrix achieve the optimum properties.

Power Transmission Belts

V-belts and timing belts serve to transfer power between various components of the engine. The textile reinforcement within the rubberized belt determines important functions such as elongation and product lifetime.

Tires

Textile reinforcements in tires such as single end yarns or chafer fabrics in combination with the rubber compound guarantee the driver's expected high performance and safety.

Hoses

Hoses are used in various automotive products, including brake, air conditioning and power steering hoses. Different purposes of application require specific properties of the technical textile such as tensile strength, elongation and adhesion.

Flexible rubber discs

Rubber discs are coupling elements of vehicles made of rubber compounds with embedded metal bushes and engineered yarns that compensate for misalignment in axles and torque shocks and a perfect absorbtion of vibrations.

Gangways

Gangways and folding bellows are used e.g. in busses, railways and airport or transportation docking stations. We develop customized solutions for the reinforcement of rubber for a variety of applications.

Air Springs

Air Springs improve comfort and safety in road and rail transport. The air suspension bag must meet high requirements, such as minimal wall thickness, maximum stability and balanced suspension and damping behavior. Our engineered yarns combination with a rubber matrix achieve the optimum properties.

Power Transmission Belts

V-belts and timing belts serve to transfer power between various components of the engine. The textile reinforcement within the rubberized belt determines important functions such as elongation and product lifetime.

Tires

Textile reinforcements in tires such as single end yarns or chafer fabrics in combination with the rubber compound guarantee the driver's expected high performance and safety.

Hoses

Hoses are used in various automotive products, including brake, air conditioning and power steering hoses. Different purposes of application require specific properties of the technical textile such as tensile strength, elongation and adhesion.

Flexible rubber discs

Rubber discs are coupling elements of vehicles made of rubber compounds with embedded metal bushes and engineered yarns that compensate for misalignment in axles and torque shocks and a perfect absorbtion of vibrations.

Gangways

Gangways and folding bellows are used e.g. in busses, railways and airport or transportation docking stations. We develop customized solutions for the reinforcement of rubber for a variety of applications.

Construction Applications

MEHLER focuses on specific applications to make a difference in the construction markets. We provide textiles for reinforcement and stabilization tasks as lightweight construction components, and provide specific functionalities that cannot be achieved with conventional construction materials. In addition, we see an increasing pressure from governments and authorities to provide advanced solutions. One example is heat- and fire-resistant textiles, in which MEHLER develops cutting-edge solutions in cooperation with strong partner companies, that will change the market.

Roofing

For flat roofs, removing water and preventing leaks is a key challenge. An effective solution for waterproof roofs is based on coated textile membranes. The membranes are resistant to expansion, contraction, temperature changes, weathering, and UV radiation. We develop and manufacture coated woven fabrics for membranes for watertight roof structures. Our solutions are based on high-tenacity polyester yarns with low shrinkage. Our coating materials include PVC-dispersion (polyvinyl chloride), PVC-paste, SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) and Acrylic/SBR. Optimized coating processes ensure a uniform coating of the scrims up to a width of 500 cm.

Flooring

Floor systems are exposed to strain, stress and various types of contaminants. We develop and manufacture woven fabrics, that are used to reinforce different types of flooring, from living rooms to sports floors.

Structural Protection

Textile reinforcements are now commonly used for residential, commercial or industrial buildings. We develop and manufacture a wide range of scrims used as textile reinforcement in the construction industry.

Handrails

Escalators transport people quickly from one place to another. We develop and produce woven fabrics for reinforcement of handrails of escalators and moving walkways.

Sealing Threads

Sealing threads are used for insulation and repair of leaking pipes. We provide our knowledge and technologies for the production of special sealing threads.

Roofing

For flat roofs, removing water and preventing leaks is a key challenge. An effective solution for waterproof roofs is based on coated textile membranes. The membranes are resistant to expansion, contraction, temperature changes, weathering, and UV radiation. We develop and manufacture coated woven fabrics for membranes for watertight roof structures. Our solutions are based on high-tenacity polyester yarns with low shrinkage. Our coating materials include PVC-dispersion (polyvinyl chloride), PVC-paste, SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) and Acrylic/SBR. Optimized coating processes ensure a uniform coating of the scrims up to a width of 500 cm.

Flooring

Floor systems are exposed to strain, stress and various types of contaminants. We develop and manufacture woven fabrics, that are used to reinforce different types of flooring, from living rooms to sports floors.

Structural Protection

Textile reinforcements are now commonly used for residential, commercial or industrial buildings. We develop and manufacture a wide range of scrims used as textile reinforcement in the construction industry.

Handrails

Escalators transport people quickly from one place to another. We develop and produce woven fabrics for reinforcement of handrails of escalators and moving walkways.

Sealing Threads

Sealing threads are used for insulation and repair of leaking pipes. We provide our knowledge and technologies for the production of special sealing threads.

Defense & Protection Applications

Our defense & protection market customers operate in extreme situation where safety, reliability and protection are critical. MEHLER has proven to be a qualified, experienced and trustworthy development partner. We provide reliable solutions for defense, combat, emergency, surveillance and law enforcement situations. Many defense applications require high performance fibers such as aramid, glass, carbon, basalt, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHWMPE) and liquid-crystal polymers (LCP) fibers, as well as specific treatments or coatings.

Ballistic protection vests

We develop and produce aramid-based woven fabric constructions for protective clothing manufacturers. Aramid fibers are five times stronger than steel at the same weight and provide excellent protection against fragmentation and ballistic threats. High tensile strength, low weight and thermal stability including high temperature resistance are the main features of our aramid fabric designs. Other properties include high tensile modulus, low elongation and an excellent puncture resistance. Our fabric also offers high resistance to impact and abrasion damages.

Aerostats

In military applications, aerostats are used at various altitudes as surveillance system. These defense systems can provide continuous targeting information around the clock, e.g. monitoring, supporting and securing ground operations. Working closely with aerostat manufacturers, we develop custom reinforcement fabrics to provide critical parts of the aerostat with strength and other performance characteristics.

Lifting Bag

Rescue Equipment

Rescue equipment is essential in fire or emergency situations. Our technical fabrics, some with PVC coatings depending on the application, reinforce rescue equipment such as stretchers, jumping blankets and lifting bags.

Rubber Tracks

Rubber tracks provide extremely good mobility on all types of surfaces and better traction on muddy floors. We develop and produce textile reinforcement solutions for very demanding end-uses. We use high-performance materials, such as aramid, with excellent strength and low weight properties, high tenacity, high stiffness, and low elongation at break.

Ballistic protection vests

We develop and produce aramid-based woven fabric constructions for protective clothing manufacturers. Aramid fibers are five times stronger than steel at the same weight and provide excellent protection against fragmentation and ballistic threats. High tensile strength, low weight and thermal stability including high temperature resistance are the main features of our aramid fabric designs. Other properties include high tensile modulus, low elongation and an excellent puncture resistance. Our fabric also offers high resistance to impact and abrasion damages.

Aerostats

In military applications, aerostats are used at various altitudes as surveillance system. These defense systems can provide continuous targeting information around the clock, e.g. monitoring, supporting and securing ground operations. Working closely with aerostat manufacturers, we develop custom reinforcement fabrics to provide critical parts of the aerostat with strength and other performance characteristics.

Lifting Bag

Rescue Equipment

Rescue equipment is essential in fire or emergency situations. Our technical fabrics, some with PVC coatings depending on the application, reinforce rescue equipment such as stretchers, jumping blankets and lifting bags.

Rubber Tracks

Rubber tracks provide extremely good mobility on all types of surfaces and better traction on muddy floors. We develop and produce textile reinforcement solutions for very demanding end-uses. We use high-performance materials, such as aramid, with excellent strength and low weight properties, high tenacity, high stiffness, and low elongation at break.

Agriculture Applications

Agriculture is a big market for technical textiles. Agro-textiles are used in fields such as crop production, horticulture, forestry and animal farms. We offer solutions for sun protection, weather protection, weed protection, soil coverings, bird protection, insect nets and textile-based packaging material for agricultural products. In addition, we provide reinforcement solutions for rubber-based products such as agro-vehicle tires and conveyor belts.

Tires

Textile reinforcements in tires such as single-end yarns or cord fabrics in combination with the rubber compound guarantee the high performance and safety that is required in these challenging conditions.

Rubber Tracks

Rubber tracks have special advantages on soft terrain, unpaved roads and snow compared to tires. The main advantage of textile-reinforced vehicle chains is the much larger floor area, which provides better grip and traction.

Power Transmission Belts

V-belts and timing belts are used to transmit power between parts of agricultural vehicles. We develop and produce textile-reinforcement solutions for rubber-based belts, which are used in tractors and other vehicles.

Cow Mats

The comfort of cows is one of the most important criterion for insuring their productivity. To achieve high milk production, cows must be in a comfortable environment and feel well. If the stable is not comfortable, the cow will spend less time lying down, which can affect milk production, well-being and health. Cow mats have the ability to protect the cow from hard and cold soils. The mats must be very strong and tough, resistant to moisture and temperature changes, and easy to clean. They are usually made from recycled and textile-reinforced rubber. We offer a comprehensive range of woven fabrics used to reinforce cow mats. The matting fabrics are available in different colors up to a width of 300 cm.

Scrims & Meshes

In agriculture a controlled and optimized environment is the key to success. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of high tenacity PVC-coated scrims for various applications in agriculture, farming and other fields.

Tires

Textile reinforcements in tires such as single-end yarns or cord fabrics in combination with the rubber compound guarantee the high performance and safety that is required in these challenging conditions.

Rubber Tracks

Rubber tracks have special advantages on soft terrain, unpaved roads and snow compared to tires. The main advantage of textile-reinforced vehicle chains is the much larger floor area, which provides better grip and traction.

Power Transmission Belts

V-belts and timing belts are used to transmit power between parts of agricultural vehicles. We develop and produce textile-reinforcement solutions for rubber-based belts, which are used in tractors and other vehicles.

Cow Mats

The comfort of cows is one of the most important criterion for insuring their productivity. To achieve high milk production, cows must be in a comfortable environment and feel well. If the stable is not comfortable, the cow will spend less time lying down, which can affect milk production, well-being and health. Cow mats have the ability to protect the cow from hard and cold soils. The mats must be very strong and tough, resistant to moisture and temperature changes, and easy to clean. They are usually made from recycled and textile-reinforced rubber. We offer a comprehensive range of woven fabrics used to reinforce cow mats. The matting fabrics are available in different colors up to a width of 300 cm.

Scrims & Meshes

In agriculture a controlled and optimized environment is the key to success. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of high tenacity PVC-coated scrims for various applications in agriculture, farming and other fields.

Sports & Leisure Applications

Technical textiles are increasingly used in consumer goods, such as in the sports and leisure sector. Many applications require technical yarns and fabrics to ensure stability and security.  We use our knowledge and technologies to provide selected consumer goods with powerful features.

Trampolines

Trampolines are becoming increasingly popular. The market for trampoline applications in the fitness sector, for health courses and for outdoor leisure activities has increased significantly. We develop and produce fabrics for trampolines.

Tents with coated fabrics

Tents

Tents are exposed to many environmental influences in the outdoor area. They have to be stable, waterproof and durable. Our specialty fabrics serve as base material for manufacturers of textile prefabricated halls, party tents, casual tents and awnings for caravans. On demand, we deliver our fabrics with PVC-coatings.

Health Applications

Healthcare is a demanding market with many applications and specific requirements, including ultra-clean and precise solutions. Our focus is on a few selected applications such as membranes, auxilary fabrics for seals and cleaning threads.

Membranes & Filters

Working closely with our customers, we develop textile solutions to equip selected medical membranes and filters with specific functionalities.

Medical Seals

We develop and produce fabrics that are used as auxiliary fabrics or impression fabrics for the manufacture of medical sealing systems.

Cleaning Threads

Cleaning threads are single-end yarns used to clean, polish and deburr small holes, tubes and cannulas.