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KELHEIM - Speciality fibre producer Kelheim Fibres's speciality Danufil QR has been selected as a finalist for the IDEA 2019 Achievement Awards in the Raw Materials category.

Danufil QR has been specifically designed for the use in disinfectant wipes. While standard viscose fibres, due to their negative charge, bind up to 80 per cent of so-called “quats” (quarternary ammonium compounds, a common disinfectant) and so hinder their actual purpose, Kelheim says that the positively charged Danufil QR can reduce this undesired effect to less than 10 per cent.

Danufil QR also offers the usual properties related to viscose fibres including softness, excellent fluid management and full biodegradability.

As well as Danufil QR, the Kelheim Fibres team will showcase an extended range of new and established fibres at IDEA19 including Galaxy for tampon production and Viloft shortcut fibres for the manufacturing of flushable wipes.

Kelheim Fibres will be at IDEA19 in Hall B, Booth Nr. 834.

Meanwhile, after the fire at Kelheim Fibres’ production plant in October 2018, the Bavarian viscose fibre specialist says it is gradually rebuilding its production capacity from currently 40 per cent to an expected full capacity by the middle of 2020.

While doing so, Kelheim Fibres is focusing on the opportunities offered by the reconstruction of their plant: “In the future we will concentrate even more ever on speciality fibres. This strategy, combined with new state-of-the-art production lines, even better environmental performance and more than 80 years of experience in viscose fibre production will make us stronger and our business even more robust," said Matthew North, Commercial Director at Kelheim Fibres. ”'Coming back stronger' will be our motto for 2019.”

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