After a large fire in autumn 2018, Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Kelheim/Germany, is rebuilding 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.
The viscose specialty fibers consist of 100% cellulose, and are therefore completely biodegradable. They offer an eco-friendly alternative to mineral oil-based fibers, in particular for end products intended for convenient one-time use e.g. nonwovens or hygiene applications.
Specialty fibers for this area include Galaxy, a viscose fiber for the tampon production, and 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% cellulose.
Further specialty fibers are e.g. spun-dyed types and well-known brand fibers such as Viloft and Viseta. The flat fiber Viloft creates small air pockets, that make fabric highly breathable and comfortable – it is particularly suitable for warm, close-to-the-skin feel-good clothes. Viseta is 50% finer than silk and gives clothes a flowing drape and a soft and naturally luxurious touch.