December 6, 2023

Kelheim Fibres Collaborates With Magnolab To Drive Innovation

Viscose specialty fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has collaborated with MagnoLab, an international network of companies in the textile industry based in Biella, Italy.

“This partnership will highlight importance of collaboration between different companies to drive innovation and sustainability in the textile industry,” Kelheim Fibres said in a press release.

The German fibre manufacturer added that it is a pioneer in the development of sustainable viscose fibres and sees itself not only as a fibre supplier, but also as an innovation partner for the entire industry.

“Through its Open Innovation approach, Kelheim Fibres fosters the exchange of ideas and knowledge to jointly develop sustainable solutions for the future,” the company added.

Kelheim Fibres operates several pilot and technical facilities and the collaboration with MagnoLab, which has state-of-the-art textile machinery, allows for even more efficient research and development.

“Through close networking with MagnoLab, we will produce small quantities of samples and prototypes using various technologies,” Dr. Marina Crnoja-Cosic, Director, Marketing & Communications at Kelheim Fibres said.

“This enables us to develop solutions based on our specialty fibres that can be directly transferred to our partners’ production facilities within the textile value chain,” Dr Crnoja-Cosic added.

“Kelheim Fibres is the first fibre manufacturer we are collaborating with. Together, we now cover the complete textile chain, making our work even more valuable,” Giovanni Marchi, President at MagnoLab too said.

The cooperation allows for practical testing, accelerating the implementation of innovations. It also contributes to a closer networking of the European and thus the regional value chain.

“Thanks to shorter transport routes within Europe, not only is the environmental impact reduced, but also the realisation of innovations in Europe is facilitated,” Kelheim Fibres stated.

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