Yarn & Fiber

2018-04-19

Kelheim Fibres with a new viscose fibre for disinfectant wipes at ANEX

At this year’s ANEX the Bavarian fibre experts from Kelheim Fibres will present one of their latest developments for the first time to a broad range of expert visitors: 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 reason: 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%.

With Danufil® QR Kelheim broadens its already multi-faceted 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. VILOFT® short cut fibres enable the production of flushable wet wipes that disintegrate so rapidly in the sewage system that even the significantly stricter requirements of GD 4 can be safely met.

Of course, VILOFT® - as well as all the other fibres from Kelheim – is made completely of cellulose and is therefore fully biodegradable in a short time, which meets another requirement of the guideline and makes an important contribution to environmental protection: only if we substitute synthetic substances by bio based materials, can we reduce the amount of plastic waste in our environment, and in our oceans in particular.

Kelheim will also showcase their long-established speciality fibre Galaxy®, the world-leading viscose fibre for tampons and all end uses where high absorbency is required, as well as many other viscose specialities.

The team of Kelheim Fibres is looking forward to welcoming visitors at their booth #737, East Hall 1, Tokyo Big Sight.

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