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 fiber speciality Bramante, which – in contrast to Olea – delivers significantly increased levels of absorbency relative to standard viscose fibers: 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 speciality, 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 speciality 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 fiber with additional new functionalities but at the same time, they can preserve the typical properties of a viscose fiber 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.