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19th April 2018, Kelheim

Kelheim Fibres presents new fibre for disinfectant wipes

With Danufil QR, Kelheim broadens its range of products, particularly in wipes and hygiene applications. The Bavarian viscose speciality fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres will present one of the company’s latest developments – speciality fibre Danufil QR – for the first time to a broad range of expert visitors at this year’s ANEX, which will be held in Tokyo, from 6-8 June.

The speciality fibre Danufil QR is tailor-made for use in disinfectant wipes, an area where up until now viscose fibres – in spite of their excellent fluid handling properties – have not been able to establish a foothold, the company reports.

“Due to their negative charge, standard viscose fibres bind the so-called ‘quats’ (quaternary ammonium compounds), widely used disinfectant substances that are positively charged, so that they are no longer available for their actual disinfectant purpose. Up to 80% of the effect can be lost this way. Now, the speciality fibre Danufil QR resolves the issue by reducing this undesired effect to less than 10%,” the manufacturer explains.

With Danufil QR, Kelheim broadens its range of products, particularly in wipes and hygiene applications. Another member of Kelheim’s hygiene product family is the flat speciality fibre Viloft, which, with the current release of the newest flushability guideline (GD 4) by INDA/EDANA, becomes “more important than ever”, according to the company. Its short cut fibres enable the production of flushable wet wipes that are said to disintegrate so rapidly in the sewage system that even the significantly stricter requirements of GD 4 can be safely met.

Viloft, as well as all the other fibres from Kelheim, is made completely of cellulose and is therefore fully biodegradable in a short time.

Kelheim will also showcase its long-established speciality fibre Galaxy, a viscose fibre for tampons and all end uses, where high absorbency is required, as well as many other viscose specialities. Kelheim Fibres is a leading producer of viscose speciality fibres and a supplier of viscose fibres for the tampon industry. Around 90,000 tonnes of viscose fibres are produced and tested every year at Kelheim in South Germany.

www.kelheim-fibres.com

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