Profile Products and Freudenberg Performance Materials Partner to Offer Sustainable Erosion Control Solutions

December 21, 2023

Profile® Products and Freudenberg Performance Materials have reached an agreement awarding Profile Products exclusive rights to distribute Freudenberg’s Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) and High-Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HP-TRM) line of products within the United States. Currently marketed as Futerra® and EnkaMat, these products are utilized to provide permanent erosion protection on challenging terrain.

“As long-time partners, this agreement is the next step toward mutual growth for Profile and Freudenberg. We’re excited to bring shared resources together to advance the industry toward newer and more sustainable practices,” said Adam Dibble, vice president of environmental solutions at Profile.

For years, Profile Products has featured the product line as a replacement for traditional hard armor solutions such as concrete or rip rap. The most effective and sustainable erosion control is natural vegetation which reduces the impact of erosion forces and allows infiltration of storm water.

“Our partnership with Profile Products will connect our best-in-class technologies with Profile’s industry leadership to better support our customers and our environment,” said Audrey Sanders, business manager at Enka Americas. “Pairing our TRM technology with Profile’s engineered growth media is the best means available to provide lasting erosion control solutions in the most challenging site conditions.”  

The unique design of Freudenberg’s thermally fused polyamide filament web is the only TRM that provides both the open space needed to establish vegetation and the strength to anchor the root systems, withstanding water velocities greater than 20 feet per second and shear stresses of 10 pounds per square foot.

Under this agreement, Profile will distribute the TRM product offerings in a variety of sizes, marketed as Futerra 7003, Futerra 7010, Futerra 7020 and Futerra R-45

About Freudenberg Performance Materials 
Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global supplier of innovative technical textiles for a broad range of markets and applications such as apparel, automotive, building interiors, building materials, healthcare, energy, filter media, shoe and leather goods as well as specialties. In 2022, the company generated sales of some €1.6 billion, had 32 production sites in 14 countries around the world and had more than 5,000 employees. Freudenberg Performance Materials attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility as the basis for its business success. For more information, please visit

In 2022, the Freudenberg Group employed more than 51,000 people in around 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of more than €11,7 billion. For more information, please visit