Kelheim Fiber's Viscose Specialty Fiber VILOFT Wins Sustainability Award (8/08/2018)

Kelheim Fiber's Viscose Specialty Fiber VILOFT Wins Sustainability Award (8/08/2018) 

Since VILOFT fibers consist of 100% cellulose, such wipes are completely biodegradable and do not pose a threat to either the waste water systems or the environment.

The project "Bio-degradable wet toilet tissue with the viscose specialty fiber VILOFT®" from the Bavarian viscose fibers manufacturer Kelheim Fibres (Bavaria, Germany) has been awarded for recognition by the Lighthouse by the Bavarian Environmental Cluster Group.

Moist toilet tissue made with VILOFT® short cut fibers disintegrates rapidly in the sewage system as a result of the fibers special cross section. It can therefore be conveniently disposed of via the toilet. Since VILOFT fibers consist of 100% cellulose, such wipes are completely biodegradable and do not pose a threat to either the waste water systems or the environment.

The Lighthouse award is presented annually by the Environmental Cluster of Bavaria to outstanding projects in the field of environmental technology that have already been implemented and that are commercially viable.

"We have been working with solutions for flushable wet wipes for more than ten years. Over this period effective products have been developed and we are proud that our fibers support the waste water management industry and help to protect the environment. Besides the technical solution, one of the big challenges is to increase consumer awareness for this topic – this Lighthouse award is a valuable contribution toward this goal and we are proud of having been selected as a model project." noted Commercial Director Matthew North at Kelheim Fibers