Nomination for the sustainability heroes award
The cellulose fiber producer Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Kelheim/Germany, is a finalist for this award. The company has secured the selection with its innovative plant-based fibers that can contribute to a plastic-free future in absorbent hygiene products such as feminine hygiene or incontinence products.
During the production process viscose fibers can be precisely modified and functionalized. Thus they can be adapted to meet the exact requirements of the single components of a hygiene product in terms of their liquid management properties and match the performance of synthetic fibers.
The company combines sustainably manufactured and completely biodegradable fibers with the technical performance of synthetic fibers. The aim is to help to reduce the use of crude oil-based plastics in single-use products and their negative impact on the environment.