Berger Textiles will launch its new Architecture product portfolio at Fespa in Munich, adding a selection of high-performance functional textiles for interior architectural applications to its established textile ranges for soft signage, home and fashion applications.

The new offering includes Shift, a printable odour control textile, specifically engineered to absorb and neutralise odours such as kitchen or animal smells and cigarette smoke in a variety of environments, as well as capturing and neutralising formaldehyde. A 250gsm, 470µ polyester, Shift can be used in display frame systems, banners and interior panels, and is printable via direct or dye sublimation printing, making it suitable for use in corporate, hospitality and domestic interiors.

The second new material is Absorber, which offers two different noise-absorbing materials, designed to improve acoustics in a range of settings from corporate offices to leisure and hospitality spaces. Absorber 009 is a needle felt made from 100% rPET fibres derived from recycled plastic bottles. It can be used in aluminium frames or plastic profiles in many architectural applications. Absorber 050 is a sound absorber for frames and built-in structures. Both materials are suitable for a wide range of architectural applications where an effective but visually sympathetic solution for noise absorption is required.

Alessandro Lanfranconi, CEO of Berger Textiles commented, ‘As a long-standing provider of textiles to the interior décor market, we can see first-hand the significant growth opportunity for our customers in the architectural segment, and the escalating demand for functional textiles that help designers and installers to overcome practical challenges in demanding spaces. With these first Architecture products, we will show existing and new customers how technical fabrics can offer elegant solutions to problems with noise and odour in a range of environments, while respecting and even enhancing the interior aesthetic.’

Berger will also introduce new apparel fabrics at Fespa, extending its Home & Fashion portfolio. Designed for a range of customised printed garments and accessories, Single Jerseys are textiles available with or without pre-treatment for pigment printing and Oeko-Tex and GOTS certified. Two new signage products, Moon, a new grey-back polyester textile, and Icon, a 100% cotton canvas  for dye sublimation printing, will also be shown.