05. July 2019 | News, Views & Markets
Helmut Lauterbach, Kelheim Fibres, receives the WoW Innovation Award from INDA president Dave Rousse
During the World of Wipes in Atlanta, the Bavarian manufacturer of viscose speciality fibers was awarded the World of Wipes Innovation Award. The award recognizes the newly developed Danufil QR fiber, a positively charged viscose fiber, that was specifically designed for use in disinfectant wipes: Danufil QR is the only viscose fiber worldwide that – in contrast to standard viscose fibers – binds less than 10% of “quats” (quarternary ammonium compounds), so that this common disinfectant can release its intended effect in the wipe. Danufil QR fibers are completely made of renewable cellulose and therefore fully biodegradable. They can be easily processed with all nonwovens technologies.
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: One third of the votes comes directly from the WOW attendees.