1 Functional Fibres for Unique Products THE. VISCOSE FIBRE. Functional Fibres for TOOL BOX. Unique Products Kelheim Fibres produces viscose spe- ciality Fibres for a broad spectrum of Our viscose fibre production applications. We concentrate on the process offers manifold possi- development of outstanding properties bilities for modification of the in our Fibres that allow our customers to Fibres . By adjusting various develop Unique Products for Hygiene, parameters we can meet the Performance Textiles, Speciality Papers precise needs of our customers and Technical Applications such as and achieve a range of differ- Filtration or Flock. In spite of their diffe- ent properties. These intrinsic rent properties, all our Fibres have one properties are the key to your thing in common: they are made from individual solution.
2 100% wood pulp, a renewable resource delivering sustainable solutions. I. MODIFICATION. OF CROSS- SECTIONS. Bramante Hollow Viscose Fibre I. Modification of Cross-Sections Bramante is characterised by its seg- mented hollow structure in the wet By adjusting the spinning conditions, the cross- state which delivers significantly increased levels of absorbency and sections of viscose Fibres can be modified. This water retention capacity relative to lends the fibre completely new characteristics standard viscose Fibres . Fluid is stored inside the fibre, which minimises and qualifies it for new applications. re-wetting even under pressure. Functional textiles, hygienic applica- tions and washable incontinence prod- ucts are just some end-uses in which Bramante helps deliver enhanced per- formance. I. MODIFICATION. OF CROSS- SECTIONS.
3 VILOFT . For Outstanding Wearer Comfort Leonardo Transparent Flat Viscose Fibre VILOFT is a specialty viscose fibre with Leonardo is an extremely flat viscose a Unique flat cross-section. Spun into a fibre with a thickness-to-width ratio yarn, VILOFT - Fibres create hollow spac- of 1:40. The fibre also exhibits a very es filled with air for improved breath- even surface with completely parallel ability. The increased fibre surface leads sides and a highly regular cross-section. to exceptional moisture management. Leonardo can be used for transparent Pure or in blends with other natural papers as well as for the improvement or synthetic Fibres , VILOFT is used for of paper quality. Functional next-to-skin textiles which offer outstanding wearer comfort. I. MODIFICATION. OF CROSS- SECTIONS. Galaxy . Trilobal Viscose Fibre Bellini with High Absorbency Self-Bonding Viscose Fibre Galaxy is a Y-shaped viscose fibre.
4 Its Bellini is a highly flexible and fine fibre special design increases the absorp- with excellent bonding properties. Less tion capability of nonwoven structures. than 5% of Bellini added to paper pulps Galaxy finds its main application in the increase tear length, doublefold count manufacture of tampons, where it is and strength of the finished paper. the global market leader. Moreover, it is also used in standard nonwoven pro- cesses such as dry laying or spunlacing. II. MODIFICATION. OF FIBRE. DIMENSIONS. II. Modification of Fibre Dimensions Microfine The Ultrafine Microfibre Adjustment of the fibre fineness or Microfine is among the finest Fibres staple length: making the difference! in the world. With a fineness of just dtex it has around one-third the diameter of a silk fibre and delivers excellent softness and a beautiful silky sheen in advanced nonwoven fabrics for high quality wipes and hygiene Products .
5 II. MODIFICATION. OF FIBRE. DIMENSIONS. Tow and Short Cut Our short cut Fibres with cut lengths of 3 to 12 mm deliver perfect dispersion Endless Possibilities in all wet-laid processes for the produc- tion of paper or nonwovens. The paper Our continuous viscose tow, available porosity can be precisely controlled by in wet or dry form, is used in a variety incorporating viscose fibre, while our of technical applications. The tow prod- other speciality Fibres can help increase ucts help deliver precision cut Fibres of the tear resistance of the paper with- consistent length with excellent dye- out loss of tear strength. Viscose Fibres ing properties and perfect behaviour in are 100% cellulosic and can therefore finishing as well as excellent dispersion be easily incorporated into the paper and uniform flocking. The Fibres may matrix.
6 Also be carbonised for use in high-tech materials. II. MODIFICATION. OF FIBRE. DIMENSIONS. Short Cut for Flushable Wipes Flushable wipes have already secured Kelheim Fibres offers modified viscose a significant share of the market for short-cut Fibres to meet the different hygiene Products ; moist toilet tissue needs of a flushable wipe product . and toddler training wipes are just While meeting the flushability criteria, some examples in this category. To properties such as softness, absorben- help avoid clogged household pipes cy or strength can be tailored to the and major problems at municipal requirements of different applications. waste-water treatment plants, the As an example, Viloft fibre with its flat guidelines issued by INDA and EDANA. cross section and a thickness-to-width define in detail when a wipe can be ratio of 1:5 delivers sufficient bonding considered flushable.
7 Meeting the area to lock in other cellulosic Fibres requirements of these guidelines is like such as pulp. At the same time, the squaring the circle: strength is required crenellated fibre surface allows water to during production, unpacking and use;. penetrate during flushing, so the wipe dispersability is required after use. The can disperse easily. The Fibres ' special combination of wetlaid and hydroen- stiffness properties and the increased tanglement technology in one in-line surface area result in a high flow resis- process offers new possibilities to pro- tance leading to a more effective dis- duce flushable wipes by using just pulp persion of the tissue. and man-made cellulosic Fibres . III. INTRINSIC. ACTIVATION. Deep Dye For More or Less Colour III. Intrinsic Activation Deep Dye is a cationically activated viscose fibre with more than 40 times the dye pickup capacity and speed of By modifying the fibre surface charge, by standard viscose Fibres .
8 Deep Dye deli- incorporating active particles or by incorpo- vers brilliant colours and colour effects and reduces costs while protecting the rating Functional additives in the spinning environment by saving time, dyestuff, dope, we produce modified viscose Fibres water and energy. For textile applica- tions, Deep Dye can be used for melan- that can deliver outstanding properties in ges or for colour effects in blends with your Products . other cellulosic or synthetic Fibres . In the nonwoven sector, it can be applied in all areas which require fast and effective dye absorption. III. INTRINSIC. ACTIVATION. Olea The First Viscose Fibre with Intrinsic Water Repellent Properties The hydrophobic properties of Olea Fibres are incorporated in the fibre matrix itself, allowing the typical characteristics of vis- cose Fibres to be retained.
9 The additive is locked into the fibre during the spinning process and the hydrophobic effect is there- Danufil BF Danufil QR. fore durable and cannot be washed out. The Barrier Layer Fibre The Fibre that sets Quats free Danufil BF is a viscose fibre with 30% anorganic additive content. When fabrics The speciality fibre Danufil QR is tailor-made for use in disinfectant wipes. Due The additive used is made of renewable manufactured with the fibre come into contact with an ignition source, the organic to their negative charge, standard viscose Fibres bind up to 80% of the so-called materials, like the fibre itself, and so Olea structure of the fibre burns away, leaving a residual anorganic structure which acts quats (quaternary ammonium compounds), widely used disinfectant substances, is a fully biodegradable fibre. Olea is an as an isolating barrier against fire.
10 Danufil BF can be used in the manufacturing hindering their actual purpose. The positively charged Danufil QR resolves the environmentally friendly alternative for of Products which meet the US Federal Mattress Flammability Standard 16 CFR issue by reducing this undesired effect to less than 10%. Finally, disinfectant the cover- and back-sheets of hygiene Part 1633. Such Products emit virtually no smoke and no toxic fumes and do not wipes can benefit from properties like softness or excellent fluid handling, which Products for example nappies, sanitary melt or flow when in contact with heat or flame. make viscose Fibres a sought after raw material for other hygiene, medical or towels or incontinence pads. food applications. III. INTRINSIC. ACTIVATION. Outlast . Viscose Fibre The First Viscose Fibre with Outlast Technology This fibre offers all of the benefits of vis- cose such as soft, fine feel similar to cotton or silk, the ability to absorb mois- ture and excellent hygienic properties while also providing Outlast 's temper- ature-buffering capability for extreme Poseidon Electra comfort.