KELHEIM, Germany — May 2, 2019 — After a large fire in October 2018, the long-established Bavarian fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres is currently rebuilding the heart of its viscose fiber production. In the process, the focus lies on modern state-of-the-art equipment and particularly on resource-saving and environmentally friendly production technology. Kelheim’s viscose specialty fibers consist of 100-percent cellulose, a renewable raw material, and are therefore completely biodegradable. These fibers offer an eco-friendly alternative to mineral-oil-based fibers, in particular for end products — like many nonwovens or hygiene applications — intended for convenient one-time use.
Kelheim’s specialty fibers for this area include not only the well-known fiber Galaxy®, the world’s leading viscose fiber for the tampon production, but also short cut fibers that have been specifically designed for processing in modern wet laid plants. These fibers enable the manufacturing of completely plastic-free and even flushable wipes from 100-percent cellulose.
In textiles, too, consumers value natural materials. Kelheim’s range of specialty fibers for textile applications comprises spun-dyed fibers, as well as the renowned brand names VILOFT® and VISETA®: In yarns, the flat fiber VILOFT creates small air pockets, that make the textile highly breathable and comfortable — an ideal fiber for warm, close-to-the-skin feel-good clothes.
VISETA is 50-percent finer than silk and gives clothes a flowing drape and a soft and naturally luxurious touch. Kelheim Fibres will present these and more viscose specialty fibers at ITMA in hall H3 at stand no. D213.
Posted May 2, 2019
Source: Kelheim Fibres GmbH