At the forthcoming Dornbirn GFC Webinar Week, Bavarian viscose specialised fibre producer Kelheim Fibres will describe how it addresses the circular economy, from raw material through product design and ‘end of life.’
Kelheim, the world’s first viscose fibre manufacturer with an EMAS-certified environmental management system, claims to be continually trying to enhance all of these essential sustainability elements. Its specialty viscose fibres may be functionalized as needed, which typically avoids additional processing stages (such as dyeing or coating) while also saving energy, water, and chemical usage.
Kelheim Fibres’ viscose fibres are made exclusively from certified wood from sustainably managed forests for the production of plastic-free and biodegradable end products. The company says it is working on alternative raw materials, such as recycled cellulose as well as other cellulosic feedstocks.
Dr Roland Scholz, Project Manager Fibre and Application Development at Kelheim, will deliver a presentation on the company’s sustainable fibre technology on 15 September at the Dornbirn GFC Webinar Week.