Dave Rousse, President INDA; Helmut Lauterbach, Keilheim Fibres (R); Pic: Keilheim Fibres
During the recently held World of Wipes (WOW) event in Atlanta, US, Kelheim Fibres, the Bavarian manufacturer of viscose speciality fibres, was presented with the World of Wipes Innovation Award. The award recognises the newly developed DanufilQR fibre, a positively charged viscose fibre that was specifically designed for use in disinfectant wipes.
Danufil QR is the only viscose fibre worldwide that - in contrast to standard viscose fibres - binds less than 10 per cent of quarternary ammonium compounds (quats), so that this common disinfectant can release its intended effect in the wipe. Danufil QR fibres are completely made of renewable cellulose and therefore fully biodegradable. They can be easily processed with all nonwovens technologies, said Kelheim Fibres in a media statement.
The annually presented WoW Innovation Award honours products that both expand the use of
nonwovens and demonstrate creativity, uniqueness, and technical sophistication. The unique
thing about the award is that 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, said
Matthew North, commercial director at Kelheim Fibres.
"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 fibre developments and process
improvements. Coming back stronger remains our motto!" (PC)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India