Techtextil 2017 Exhibitor Preview: Kelheim Fibres

KELHEIM, Germany — April 11, 2017 — The broad range of types of products and application areas is, according to its own statement, the winning formula of Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens.

The Bavarian viscose speciality fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres offers a solid basis for both of these: their exceptionally wide spectrum of the most varied functional fiber products is the perfect raw material for a whole range of technical applications, from nonwovens applications to functional apparel, and from sportswear to filtration.

Commercial Director Matthew North describes the unique characteristic of Kelheim Fibres as follows: “Our core strength is the exact matching of our fibers to our customer’s specific needs, to their final product or to their production process. This way we generate added value for the customer and that is the best foundation for a long-lasting and successful partnership.”

Customers can choose from a constantly growing variety of well-established Kelheim brands — for example the extremely versatile Danufil® — and innovative new fiber developments: At Techtextil, the Bavarians will present Olea, the world’s first viscose fiber with inherent hydrophobic properties, as well as the fibre speciality Bramante, which — in contrast to Olea — delivers significantly increased levels of absorbency relative to standard viscose fibres: Bramante can store liquids in the segmented hollow structure inside the fiber and keep it there even under pressure. Thus, Bramante is the ideal raw material for re-usable incontinence products and other hygienic applications.

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

All these specialty fibers have one thing in common: By precisely controlling fiber dimensions and cross sections or by incorporating additional functionalities in the fiber matrix, Kelheim’s fiber experts not only create a fibre with additional new functionalities but at the same time, they can preserve 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® organizations.

And after use, the consumer does not need to worry about the safety of disposal of the products – the fibers are biodegradeable and certified as compostable.

Meet Kelheim Fibres at Techtextil – from May 9-12, 2017, in Frankfurt, Hall 3, Stand F23 (with Bayern Innovativ)!

Posted April 11, 2017

Source: Kelheim Fibres