Kelheim Fibres GmbH

Facts & Figures

Employees approx. 500
Turnover approx. 180 million €
Certifications DIN ISO 9001:2008, ISO 50001, FSC®, PEFC®, OEKO-TEX®


Kelheim Fibres GmbH

Kelheim Fibres GmbH is the world’s leading producer of viscose speciality fibres. Our viscose fibres are used in the most diverse of applications ranging from fashion, tampons, hygiene and medical products to the paper and wetlaid industries – and increasingly in technical end uses.

High quality, innovation and functionality are the characteristics of our products: at our in-house pilot plants, our R&D team creates fibres that offer added value for the end product.

Viscose fibres are made from 100 % renewable natural cellulose and are therefore fully biodegradable. They represent an environmentally friendly alternative to other materials or additives. At the same time, viscose fibres can be produced at consistently and precisely defined high quality standards, meeting our customers’ technical and hygiene requirements.


Product innovation

Reusable hygiene products 

Speciality fibres for washable and reusable period underwear
The latest product innovations specifically address the trends of reusable hygiene products and well-being textiles: For example, our speciality fibres enable the production of washable and thus reusable period underwear made of fully biodegradable materials. 

Different speciality viscose fibres are used in the various layers of the period underwear, which are specifically tailored to the requirement profile of absorbent hygiene products. In addition, a special seam design has been developed which does not use a continuous seam and thus offers greater protection against leakage. 

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