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Keime und Viren auf der Wäsche unter Kontrolle (c) Hohenstein
Keime und Viren auf der Wäsche unter Kontrolle
04.02.2020

Keime und Viren auf der Wäsche unter Kontrolle

  • auch in Zeiten von Coronavirus und Co.

BÖNNIGHEIM - Das Coronavirus bestimmt seit geraumer Zeit die Berichterstattung. Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO hat nun auch den internationalen Notstand ausgerufen. Die Gütegemeinschaft sachgemäße Wäschepflege e.V. und ihre Mitglieder stehen Wäschereikunden zur Seite, um einen sicheren Umgang mit den Krankheitserregern zu gewährleisten. Zertifizierte Wäschereien können schnell und einfach über die Suchfunktion auf der Webseite der Gütegemeinschaft gefunden werden.

Im Umgang mit gebrauchter und potenziell kontaminierter Wäsche ist besonders wichtig, dass diese direkt in der medizinischen Einrichtung so gesammelt und transportiert wird, dass von ihr keine Infektions- oder Kontaminationsgefahr ausgeht. Empfehlenswert ist außerdem die Kennzeichnung der dichten Behältnisse und eine enge Abstimmung zwischen Wäscherei und Kunde. Ebenfalls muss sichergestellt werden, dass die saubere Wäsche nach der Aufbereitung so transportiert und gelagert wird, dass sie nicht rekontaminiert werden kann.

  • auch in Zeiten von Coronavirus und Co.

BÖNNIGHEIM - Das Coronavirus bestimmt seit geraumer Zeit die Berichterstattung. Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO hat nun auch den internationalen Notstand ausgerufen. Die Gütegemeinschaft sachgemäße Wäschepflege e.V. und ihre Mitglieder stehen Wäschereikunden zur Seite, um einen sicheren Umgang mit den Krankheitserregern zu gewährleisten. Zertifizierte Wäschereien können schnell und einfach über die Suchfunktion auf der Webseite der Gütegemeinschaft gefunden werden.

Im Umgang mit gebrauchter und potenziell kontaminierter Wäsche ist besonders wichtig, dass diese direkt in der medizinischen Einrichtung so gesammelt und transportiert wird, dass von ihr keine Infektions- oder Kontaminationsgefahr ausgeht. Empfehlenswert ist außerdem die Kennzeichnung der dichten Behältnisse und eine enge Abstimmung zwischen Wäscherei und Kunde. Ebenfalls muss sichergestellt werden, dass die saubere Wäsche nach der Aufbereitung so transportiert und gelagert wird, dass sie nicht rekontaminiert werden kann.

Bei Fragen zu desinfizierenden Waschverfahren und den Gütezeichen 992/2 bis 992/4 stehen Ihnen die Experten der Gütegemeinschaft sachgemäße Wäschepflege e.V. gerne zur Verfügung.

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Im Auftrag der Gütegemeinschaft sachgemäße Wäschepflege e.V.
Marketing & Business Development Hohenstein

Kelheim Fibres stops travels to and from China
Kelheim Fibres stops travels to and from China
31.01.2020

Kelheim Fibres stops travels to and from China

Because of the unpredictable risks arising from the Corona virus, the viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has decided to stop all business trips to and from China for the time being.

“We recognise our responsibility towards our customers and our employees. Their health and safety come first”, explains Matthew North, Commercial Director of Kelheim Fibres.

Among other things, Kelheim Fibres manufactures hygiene fibres that are used, for example, in tampons and other personal care products. These highly sensitive products have been also taken into account in making this decision.

The Bavarians operate their own representative office in Shanghai and are supplier for many Chinese companies.

“We wish China and its population that the measures taken will lead to a rapid containment of the virus”, adds Matthew North.

Because of the unpredictable risks arising from the Corona virus, the viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has decided to stop all business trips to and from China for the time being.

“We recognise our responsibility towards our customers and our employees. Their health and safety come first”, explains Matthew North, Commercial Director of Kelheim Fibres.

Among other things, Kelheim Fibres manufactures hygiene fibres that are used, for example, in tampons and other personal care products. These highly sensitive products have been also taken into account in making this decision.

The Bavarians operate their own representative office in Shanghai and are supplier for many Chinese companies.

“We wish China and its population that the measures taken will lead to a rapid containment of the virus”, adds Matthew North.

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Kelheim Fibres
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Wood-Based Alternative: Feminine Hygiene Fibres from Kelheim
Wood-Based Alternative: Feminine Hygiene Fibres from Kelheim
20.01.2020

Wood-Based Alternative: Feminine Hygiene Fibres from Kelheim

Kelheim’s premium tampon fibre Galaxy® has proven effective in sanitary pads: It can substitute up to 70% of the synthetics in ADL (Acquisition-Distribution-Layers) in feminine hygiene pads. The amount of feminine hygiene waste is enormous – and often the time it takes for these products to degrade is hundreds of years longer than the lifespan of the woman who used it, because the synthetic components are not bio-degradable. Changing consumer behavior drives the need for environmentally friendly yet safe alternatives.

The viscose hygiene fibres from Kelheim offer significant ecologic advantages: they are made from cellulose, which means they are based on renewable wood and they are fully biodegradable. These fibres are manufactured exclusively in Germany, in one of the most environmentally friendly plants worldwide.

Kelheim’s premium tampon fibre Galaxy® has proven effective in sanitary pads: It can substitute up to 70% of the synthetics in ADL (Acquisition-Distribution-Layers) in feminine hygiene pads. The amount of feminine hygiene waste is enormous – and often the time it takes for these products to degrade is hundreds of years longer than the lifespan of the woman who used it, because the synthetic components are not bio-degradable. Changing consumer behavior drives the need for environmentally friendly yet safe alternatives.

The viscose hygiene fibres from Kelheim offer significant ecologic advantages: they are made from cellulose, which means they are based on renewable wood and they are fully biodegradable. These fibres are manufactured exclusively in Germany, in one of the most environmentally friendly plants worldwide.

Galaxy® in sanitary pads offers not only a benefit for the environment. Due to its excellent wicking and absorption capacity it conducts liquids quickly and efficiently away from the body and leaves a pleasant feeling on the skin – in other words, it does exactly what the ADL layer is made for. In addition, Galaxy® helps to distribute the liquid evenly in the absorbent core enhancing so the overall performance of the pad.

“Plastic must disappear from these single-use products. The substitution of single synthetic components in sanitary pads is the first step”, says Dominik Mayer from the Bavarian fibre expert’s R&D team. “Down the road we want to offer a completely bio-based solution for sanitary pads and for various other hygiene applications.

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Kelheim Fibres
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Kelheim FIbers

05.06.2018

Beaulieu Fibres International gets to the heart of Asia’s growth segment needs at ANEX 2018

  • Fibres for automotive composites, technical textiles, hygiene and medical nonwovens
  • UltraLink fibres offer sustainable system cost reduction solutions to the automotive industry
  • Meralux offers improved liquid management for a dry feeling
  • Stand 2034, ANEX 2018, 6-8 June, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin fibre supplier, marks its Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference (ANEX) debut with unique products and capabilities to support innovation at a local level within the automotive and hygiene segments.

At Stand 2034, Beaulieu Fibres International demonstrates its commitment to the global market growth for automotive composites and technical textiles, as interest increases in adopting lightweight materials to reduce vehicle weight and fuel efficiency.

The company will present UltraLink bonding fibres that improve the mechanical, thermal and functional properties of the final part, allowing customers to meet OEM specific standards in a more sustainable way. They are available in both MONO and BICO technology – a first for the composites industry.

  • Fibres for automotive composites, technical textiles, hygiene and medical nonwovens
  • UltraLink fibres offer sustainable system cost reduction solutions to the automotive industry
  • Meralux offers improved liquid management for a dry feeling
  • Stand 2034, ANEX 2018, 6-8 June, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin fibre supplier, marks its Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference (ANEX) debut with unique products and capabilities to support innovation at a local level within the automotive and hygiene segments.

At Stand 2034, Beaulieu Fibres International demonstrates its commitment to the global market growth for automotive composites and technical textiles, as interest increases in adopting lightweight materials to reduce vehicle weight and fuel efficiency.

The company will present UltraLink bonding fibres that improve the mechanical, thermal and functional properties of the final part, allowing customers to meet OEM specific standards in a more sustainable way. They are available in both MONO and BICO technology – a first for the composites industry.

Jefrem Jennard, Global Sales Director – Industrial Fibres, comments: “Beaulieu Fibres International developed UltraLink fibres over the past two years to provide an answer to the automotive industry’s continuous strive for lower weight, lower emission, lower cost and better properties. They are being introduced in new global automotive programmes with SOP 2019-2021. We are delighted to introduce them to the Asian market at ANEX.”

At ANEX 2018, Beaulieu Fibres International also presents its platform of unique Meralux fibres offering significant improvements to the dryness of nonwoven for hygiene and medical applications. The BICO fibre has a special cross section, which enables it to provide bulk, opacity and enhanced fluid management compared to standard round fibres to nonwoven constructions. As a result, a dry feeling is achieved for the final nonwoven.

Petra Bohle-Stricker, Global Sales Director – Hygiene Fibres, comments: “As Asia Pacific heads towards becoming the largest regional tissue and hygiene market by the end of 2025  , nonwovens producers can already take advantage of the benefits of Meralux to launch new and innovative products that will grab the attention of global and local manufacturers. Visitors to our ANEX booth can experience Meralux fibres first-hand in nonwoven samples.”

Since Meralux was first launched in April 2017, the portfolio has expanded to include Meralux T and Meralux Soft. Beaulieu Fibres International is currently expanding its production programme with polyester-core (PET) BICO. In addition a pilot line for new developments is under construction. Both are expected to come on stream in 2018.