KELHEIM, Germany — July 3, 2019 — During the World of Wipes in Atlanta, the Bavarian manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers was presented with the World of Wipes Innovation Award.
The award recognizes the newly developed Danufil®QR fibre, a positively charged viscose fibre, that was specifically designed for use in disinfectant wipes: Danufil QR is the only viscose fiber worldwide that — in contrast to standard viscose fibers — binds less than 10 percent of “quats” (quarternary ammonium compounds), so that this common disinfectant can release its intended effect in the wipe. Danufil QR fibers are completely made of renewable cellulose and therefore fully biodegradable. They can be easily processed with all nonwovens technologies.
The annually presented WoW Innovation Award honors products that both expand the use of nonwovens and demonstrate creativity, uniqueness, and technical sophistication. The unique thing about the award: One third of the votes comes directly from the WOW attendees.
“Product innovations have a right to exist only if they work in practice and if they create added value. Therefore, we are particularly pleased about this approval from the industry”, says Matthew North, Commercial Director at Kelheim Fibres.
North also takes the award as a confirmation of the company’s strategy: After a large fire in October 2018, Kelheim Fibres is currently rebuilding their fiber production site.
“We seize the historic opportunity to rebuild our plant with state-of-the-art technology and to meet the latest environmental standards. At the same time, we use the resulting slow-down in production to focus our energy even more on new fiber developments and process improvements. “Coming back stronger” remains our motto!”
Posted July 3, 2019
Source: Kelheim Fibres GmbH