Furthermore, the entire process it is designed for sustainability – all the way from production to the end of service life. The staple fiber is already up to 50 percent recycled when it is made into underbody staple fiber further. In the future, 100 percent of the waste generated in production at Freudenberg Performance Materials and at customers is to be recycled. And if suitable conditions are established at the automotive manufacturers, it would even be possible to take back the underbody shield after end of life, i.e. after about 15 years of use in the vehicle, recycle it and use it for new applications.