Kelheim Fibres produces 4,000,000th ton of viscose fibres
Kelheim Fibres produced its 4,000,000th ton of viscose fibres on April 9, 2018. The company, headquartered in Germany, is a leading producer of viscose specialty fibres. Approximately 90,000 tonnes of viscose fibres are produced and tested every year by the company, and their high quality fibres are exported to around 44 countries in five continents.
The ‘jubilee tonne’ was produced on line 2 and is a galaxy fibre. About 5000 shirts or even 500,000 tampons can be produced from one tonne of viscose fibres alone at Kelheim Fibres.
Production manager of Kelheim Fibres, Konrad Brunner said, “This speciality fibre is made for the tampon industry, one of the most important pillars of our business. This fibre combines our strengths: unique and patented fibre properties meet production conditions that fulfil the strict hygiene requirements of this sensitive final product. It’s not by chance that we have established a world-leading position in this area.”
CEO of the company Craig Barker said, “At Kelheim, there are families working in the third or even fourth generation for our company. Their loyalty as well as their engagement and know-how are the cornerstone of our success: Our employees, together with our consistent innovation strategy and our small and flexible production lines, make us the world’s leading manufacturer of viscose speciality fibres. To further reinforce that position is our goal for the next million tons of viscose fibres and beyond.” (GK)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India