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Below are two of many innovative and meaningful Freudenberg solutions that offer genuine added value to our customers and society.
|Invest in Technology for a better and longer life||http://www.freudenberg.com/en/Career/Pages/Investieren-Sie-in-Technologie-für-ein-besseres-und-längeres-Leben.aspx||Invest in Technology for a better and longer life||<p>
<img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="invest in technology for a better and longer life.jpg" src="/en/Career/PublishingImages/invest%20in%20technology%20for%20a%20better%20and%20longer%20life.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:30%;" />For 50 years, cardiac catheters have been saving lives – during routine tests and for the insertion of stents following a heart attack. The Freudenberg Medical Business Group supplies tiny two-millimeter multi-lumen tubes made from implantable platinum-cured silicone. The tubes, which are only as wide as a pinhead, provide between one and nine channels for the positioning of electronic conductors or the transport of fluids. The silicone material must be designed for implanting for several years. In addition, the tubes must meet high precision, inspection and process stability requirements. They allow the flexible, agile and precise positioning of the catheter for tests.</p><p>Freudenberg is currently developing an insertion system for wireless heart pacemakers that is no bigger than an AAA battery. The system comprises a steerable catheter which surrounds the pacemaker and allows it to be inserted from the groin through to the heart. When the pacemaker has reached its final position, the surrounding tube is opened. Four small extendable hooks on the pacemaker hook into the tissue, fixing the pacemaker durably in position and stimulating the heart.</p><p>Medical technology has been extremely important for Freudenberg since 1957. Many innovations make life easier for patients and physicians:</p><ul><li>
<strong>Biodegradable wound dressings</strong></li><li>Systems for the real-time
<strong>monitoring of lung function</strong></li><li>Components for<strong> minimally invasive surgery</strong></li><li>
<strong>Micro-implants </strong>for catheters and prostheses.</li></ul>|
|Develop Solutions to protect the environment||http://www.freudenberg.com/en/Career/Pages/Entwickeln-Sie-Lösungen,-die-die-Umwelt-schützen.aspx||Develop Solutions to protect the environment||<img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="develop solutions to protect the environment.jpg" src="/en/Career/PublishingImages/develop%20solutions%20to%20protect%20the%20environment.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:30%;" />If the greenhouse effect is to be halted, CO2 emissions need to be lowered – also in the automobile industry. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is making a key contribution in this area with its Levitex gas-lubricated mechanical seal. The new seal causes 90 percent lower frictional losses than a conventional crankshaft seal. This means that CO2 emissions in driving operation can be reduced by up to 1 gram per kilometer.<br><br>"A year ago I would never have believed that we would come this far," admits Sören Neuberger, Levitex project manager (photo above: on the left). The basic idea behind Levitex comes from a Freudenberg corporate partner, Burgmann Automotive, which produces gas-lubricated mechanical seals especially for compressors and turbines. <br><br>The objective was to transfer this concept to automotive mass production. Neuberger took on the task of simplifying the first, highly complex generation of the seal. He was successful.<br><br>Levitex now withstands the toughest conditions. Among specialists, the mechanical seal has rightly aroused considerable interest as this development represents a quantum leap for over 1 billion cars throughout the world. <br><br>Freudenberg is committed to alternative powertrain concepts and raw materials with:
<strong>lithium-ion batteries </strong>for hybrid and electric vehicles</li><li>The development of
<strong>fuel cells </strong>for electric drive systems and domestic energy supplies</li><li>Seal solutions and special lubricants to improve the energy efficiency and reliability of
<strong>plants</strong></li><li>The use of
<strong>renewable raw materials </strong>for domestic products, nonwovens and lubricants.</li></ul>|