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Kelheim Fibres to present latest fibre innovations at Techtextil

At Techtextil, the company will present a constantly growing variety of well-established Kelheim brands including Danufil.

11th April 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Kelheim

Medical/Hygiene, Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

At Techtextil, the company will present a constantly growing variety of well-established Kelheim brands including Danufil, as well as other innovative new fibre developments. The company will exhibit Olea, the viscose fibre with inherent hydrophobic properties, as well as the fibre speciality Bramante, which is said to deliver significantly increased levels of absorbency relative to standard viscose fibres.

According to the manufacturer, it can store liquids in the segmented hollow structure inside the fibre and keep it there even under pressure. Thus, Bramante is the ideal raw material for re-usable incontinence products and other hygienic applications, the company reports.

Danufil BF, a flame retardant viscose speciality, serves a different purpose: used as a protective barrier nonwoven in mattresses or furniture, it can help prevent a fire from spreading.

New functionalities

According to the manufacturer, by precisely controlling fibre dimensions and cross sections or by incorporating additional functionalities in the fibre matrix, Kelheim can create a fibre with additional new functionalities, whilst preserving the typical properties of a viscose fibre, such as softness, skin-friendliness and wearer comfort.

“Kelheim products are also clear winners in terms of sustainability, as they are produced completely from cellulose that is sustainably farmed and certified by both the FSC and PEFC organisations,” the company explains. “And after use, the consumer does not need to worry about the safety of disposal of the products – the fibres are biodegradable and certified as compostable.”

Kelheim Fibres

Kelheim Fibres is one of the leading producers of viscose speciality fibres. The company is focused on developing innovative products, flexible technologies and strong customer orientation, as well as active environmental protection.

From the company’s production plant and headquarters, located in Kelheim in Southern Germany, its viscose fibre products are used in widely diverse applications ranging from fashion, hygiene and medical products, to the nonwovens industry. Approximately 90,000 tonnes of viscose fibres are produced and tested every year at Kelheim in South Germany.

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