19. April 2018 | Events & Dates

Kelheim Fibres with a new viscose fibre for disinfectant wipes at ANEX

At this year’s ANEX (June 6-8, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan) the Bavarian fiber experts from Kelheim Fibres will present one of their latest developments for the first time to a broad range of expert visitors: The speciality fiber Danufil QR is tailor-made for use in disinfectant wipes, an area where up until now viscose fibers – in spite of their excellent fluid handling properties – have not been able to establish a foothold.

The reason: due to their negative charge, standard viscose fibers bind the so-called “quats” (quaternary ammonium compounds), widely used disinfectant substances that are positively charged, so that they are no longer available for their actual disinfectant purpose. Up to 80 % of the effect can be lost this way. Now, the speciality fiber Danufil QR resolves the issue by reducing this undesired effect to less than 10 %.

With Danufil QR Kelheim broadens its already multi-faceted range of products, particularly in wipes and hygiene applications. Another member of Kelheim’s hygiene product family is the flat speciality fiber Viloft, which, with the current release of the newest flushability guideline (GD 4) by INDA/EDANA becomes more important than ever. The short cut fibers enable the production of flushable wet wipes that disintegrate so rapidly in the sewage system that even the significantly stricter requirements of GD 4 can be safely met.

Kelheim will also showcase their long-established speciality fiber Galaxy, the viscose fiber for tampons and all end uses where high absorbency is required.

ANEX: Booth #737, East Hall 1, Tokyo Big Sight
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