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'Speciality fibres finding place in textile value chain'
Sep '14
Mr. Walter Roggenstein
Mr. Walter Roggenstein
“Manufacturers of the most different end products have realized that they can enhance their product or optimise their production process by using our speciality fibres”, the R&D head of a Germany speciality fibre producer reveals.

In an exclusive chat with fibre2fashion, Walter Roggenstein, Head of R&D at Kelheim Fibres GmbH adds, “At the moment, we see a growing interest in our speciality fibres in many and various end uses. Accordingly, we are working on a multitude of innovative speciality fibres and applications at the same time.

Giving an example he says, “In the hygiene sector, our viscose speciality fibres have been a much sought-after raw material for years because of their natural absorbency and softness and their eco-friendliness as they are completely made from wood pulp and fully biodegradable.

“We have already developed a range of fibres with very different grades of absorbency from extra absorbent to hydrophobic, so we can create whole products - like for example sanitary towels, which are 100% biodegradable and compostable yet at the same time extremely functional and effective.” (AR)

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