Digitization in the service of quality

Viledon Defect Library raises the bar in paint defect identification

Viledon fiterCair is well established in the coatings industry with which Freudenberg Filtration Technologies holistically examines and customer-specifically optimizes coating processes.


One of the core elements is the analysis of paint defects. The reasons for such flaws can be varied and are often complex. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies has the measuring equipment and methods to identify the root causes and eliminate process or material deficiencies. To support this service, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies has recently added the “Viledon Defect Library” to its range of solutions at several locations operated by major automotive manufacturers.

Using words and pictures, the cloud-based Viledon Defect Library documents paint defects that occur in a company’s paint shops. These defects are then pooled in a single digital location that can be accessed by authorized process owners from anywhere in the world, using either static or mobile devices. The online library also contains examples of best-practice solutions that demonstrate how undesirable quality defects of this kind can be eliminated. This makes the Viledon Defect Library much more than just a database. It is effectively a company-wide knowledge management system that enables a company’s coating operations to support each other in eliminating defects and sharing knowledge. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies is the first filter manufacturer ever to make this kind of digital offering available to its customers.