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Mehler Markets & Applications

Our customers work in demanding environments and create special solutions for end-users. Many rely on MEHLER as an experienced, reliable and strong development partner and technical textile producer, to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Industry Applications

Our industrial customers rely on MEHLER. We offer textile solutions for various applications. An important topic is the use of textiles to reinforce different types of rubber. 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 goods from one place to another. We develop and produce fabrics for reinforcing rubber-based conveyor belts. Our comprehensive range of fabrics covers the entire spectrum of open to very dense woven fabrics and optimized fabric finishes to meet the specific requirements of conveyor belt production and use. As an alternative to steel-reinforcement, we have worked on several aramid-based reinforcement solutions for end-use in mining.

Gaskets, Seals & Profiles

Gaskets, seals and profiles are used as protection, sealing, or guide rails. 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 media, such as crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and chemicals. Hard and extreme operating conditions are common. The demands on performance, material fatique 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 and membrane 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.

Cables

Cables are used to transmit energy or information. Textile reinforcements in the cable cover absorb forces and simplify 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, creep, UV resistance, and durability.

Conveyor Belts

Conveyor belts transport goods from one place to another. We develop and produce fabrics for reinforcing rubber-based conveyor belts. Our comprehensive range of fabrics covers the entire spectrum of open to very dense woven fabrics and optimized fabric finishes to meet the specific requirements of conveyor belt production and use. As an alternative to steel-reinforcement, we have worked on several aramid-based reinforcement solutions for end-use in mining.

Gaskets, Seals & Profiles

Gaskets, seals and profiles are used as protection, sealing, or guide rails. 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 media, such as crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and chemicals. Hard and extreme operating conditions are common. The demands on performance, material fatique 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 and membrane 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.

Cables

Cables are used to transmit energy or information. Textile reinforcements in the cable cover absorb forces and simplify 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, creep, UV resistance, and durability.

Mobility Applications

The mobility market includes segments such as bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, ships 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, a widely used international standard in the automotive industry.

Air Springs

Air Springs improve comfort and safety in road and rail transport. The bags of an air spring must meet high requirements, such as minimal wall thickness and maximum stability. Our yarns and fabrics in combination with a rubber matrix achieve the optimum properties.

Power Transmission Belts

V-belts and timing belts serve to transfer power between parts. The textile reinforcement in conjunction with the rubber compound influences important functions such as elongation and product lifetime.

Tires

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

Puncture Protection

Puncture protection provides protective layers for different types of tires. These layers minimize the risk of unplanned downtimes without compromising performance.

Hoses

Hoses are used in various industrial products. Different media require specific properties of the technical textile such as tensile strength, elongation and adhesion.

Rubber Couplings

Rubber couplings are coupling elements made of rubber compounds with embedded metal bushes and a technical textile that compensates for misalignment in axles and torque shocks.

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 bags of an air spring must meet high requirements, such as minimal wall thickness and maximum stability. Our yarns and fabrics in combination with a rubber matrix achieve the optimum properties.

Power Transmission Belts

V-belts and timing belts serve to transfer power between parts. The textile reinforcement in conjunction with the rubber compound influences important functions such as elongation and product lifetime.

Tires

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

Puncture Protection

Puncture protection provides protective layers for different types of tires. These layers minimize the risk of unplanned downtimes without compromising performance.

Hoses

Hoses are used in various industrial products. Different media require specific properties of the technical textile such as tensile strength, elongation and adhesion.

Rubber Couplings

Rubber couplings are coupling elements made of rubber compounds with embedded metal bushes and a technical textile that compensates for misalignment in axles and torque shocks.

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.

Defense Applications

Our defense 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 smart textile constructions and treatments/coatings.

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.

Body Armor

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.

Military Vehicles

In close cooperation with our customers, we develop and produce cutting-edge textile solutions for military combat and transportation verhicles.

Rescue Equipment

Rescue equipment is essential in fire or emergency situations. We use our weaving, coating, welding (PVC fabric) and sewing technologies to make products, such as stretchers, jumpbags, lifting bags and safety pillows.

Rubber Tracks

Rubber tracks provide better 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-to-weight properties, high tenacity, high stiffness, and low elongation at break.

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.

Body Armor

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.

Military Vehicles

In close cooperation with our customers, we develop and produce cutting-edge textile solutions for military combat and transportation verhicles.

Rescue Equipment

Rescue equipment is essential in fire or emergency situations. We use our weaving, coating, welding (PVC fabric) and sewing technologies to make products, such as stretchers, jumpbags, lifting bags and safety pillows.

Rubber Tracks

Rubber tracks provide better 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-to-weight properties, high tenacity, high stiffness, and low elongation at break.

Construction Applications

In the construction market, MEHLER focuses on selected applications, in which we can make a difference. 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.

Docking Systems

We develop customized textile reinforcement solutions for all types of rubber-based loading dock stations.

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.

Docking Systems

We develop customized textile reinforcement solutions for all types of rubber-based loading dock stations.

Health Applications

Healthcare is a demanding market with many applications and specific requirements. Some of them are ultra-clean, non-toxic or non-allergenic solutions, especially when the end-use is inside the human body. Our focus is on selected extracorporeal applications as well as hygiene products such as medical filters, membranes, seals, bottle caps, protective textiles and body monitoring and scan textiles.

Hygiene Products

Healthcare applications require the highest microbiological and hygiene standards. The products are manyfold, e.g. wipes, diapers, adult hygiene and incontinence products, surgical gowns and drapes, protective covers and curtains, dressings, sutures, and orthopedic pads, and the requirements are just as multifold. We develop and manufacture woven fabrics for medical applications to provide properties like strength, protection and safety, abrasion resistance, easy cleaning, thermal and chemical resistance.

Medical Seals

Pharmaceutical packaging and delivery systems are widely used in medical applications. We develop and manufacture woven fabrics, which are used for medical sealing systems.

Cleaning Yarns

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

Membranes & Filters

Membranes and filters are used for example in medical devices. Working closely with our customers, we develop textile solutions to equip selected medical devices with specific functionalities.

Cut- and Chemical-resistant Wear

We develop and produce textile-based solutions for the manufacture of cut-and chemical-resistant wear.

Hygiene Products

Healthcare applications require the highest microbiological and hygiene standards. The products are manyfold, e.g. wipes, diapers, adult hygiene and incontinence products, surgical gowns and drapes, protective covers and curtains, dressings, sutures, and orthopedic pads, and the requirements are just as multifold. We develop and manufacture woven fabrics for medical applications to provide properties like strength, protection and safety, abrasion resistance, easy cleaning, thermal and chemical resistance.

Medical Seals

Pharmaceutical packaging and delivery systems are widely used in medical applications. We develop and manufacture woven fabrics, which are used for medical sealing systems.

Cleaning Yarns

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

Membranes & Filters

Membranes and filters are used for example in medical devices. Working closely with our customers, we develop textile solutions to equip selected medical devices with specific functionalities.

Cut- and Chemical-resistant Wear

We develop and produce textile-based solutions for the manufacture of cut-and chemical-resistant wear.

Agriculture Applications

Agriculture is a big market for technical textiles. Agro-textiles are used in fields such as crop production, horticulture, floriculture, 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.

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.

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.

Consumer Goods Applications

Technical textiles are increasingly being used in consumer goods. Some of these applications require high performance materials and state-of-the-art designs. We use our knowledge and technologies to provide selected consumer goods with powerful features.

Sport Shoes

Sport shoes protect the foot from stress while running. Sport shoes are high performance products. We develop and produce textile-based solutions for reinforcement and stabilization solutions for sport shoes.

Tents

We use our weaving, welding and sewing technologies to make common tents with high functionality.

Trampolines

Trampolines are becoming increasingly popular. In addition to professional use, the workout, fitness, medical, and leisure market has grown considerably. We develop and manufacture woven fabrics used to reinforce trampolines.

Golf Clubs

In golf, technology and innovation can be game changers. We offer carbon-based lightweight solutions as basis for innovative golf club components.

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.

Sport Shoes

Sport shoes protect the foot from stress while running. Sport shoes are high performance products. We develop and produce textile-based solutions for reinforcement and stabilization solutions for sport shoes.

Tents

We use our weaving, welding and sewing technologies to make common tents with high functionality.

Trampolines

Trampolines are becoming increasingly popular. In addition to professional use, the workout, fitness, medical, and leisure market has grown considerably. We develop and manufacture woven fabrics used to reinforce trampolines.

Golf Clubs

In golf, technology and innovation can be game changers. We offer carbon-based lightweight solutions as basis for innovative golf club components.

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.