Kelheim Fibres?: New speciality fibre
Danufil® QR selected as a Finalist for IDEA 2019 Achievement
After a fire at Kelheim Fibres’ production plant in October
2018, the Bavarian viscose fibre specialists are gradually
rebuilding their production capacity from currently 40% to full
capacity by the middle of 2020.
While doing so, Kelheim Fibres deliberately focuses on the
opportunities offered by the reconstruction of their plant: “In
the future we will concentrate even more ever on speciality
fibres. This strategy, combined with new state-of-the-art
production lines, even better environmental performance and more
than 80 years of experience in viscose fibre production will
make us stronger and our business even more robust”, says
Matthew North, Commercial Director at Kelheim Fibres. “”Coming
back stronger” will be our motto for 2019.”
Matthew North, Commercial Director at Kelheim Fibres.
The IDEA19 fair provides the perfect platform to prove this
point: Kelheim Fibres will present a new viscose fibre
speciality, Danufil® QR, that was specifically designed for the
use in disinfectant wipes. While standard viscose fibres, due to
their negative charge, bind up to 80% of so-called “quats” (quarternary
ammonium compounds, a common disinfectant) and so hinder their
actual purpose, the positively charged Danufil® QR can reduce
this undesired effect to less than 10%.
Softness, excellent fluid management and full
biodegradability are the typical properties of viscose fibres –
with the use of Danufil® QR, disinfectant wipes can now also
benefit from these attributes. The new speciality fibre has
already impressed one panel of experts: Danufil® QR has been
selected as a finalist for the IDEA 2019 Achievement Awards in
the category “raw materials”.
Alongside Danufil® QR, the Kelheim Fibres team will showcase
a broad range of – established as well as new – fibre
specialities at IDEA19, such as, for example, Galaxy®, the
world’s leading fibre for tampon production, or VILOFT® shortcut
fibres for the manufacturing of flushable wipes. Meet Kelheim
Fibres at IDEA19, Hall B, Booth Nr. 834.