VEOCEL™, a producer of biodegradable botanically derived fibres, has announced the launch of its upgraded lyocell shortcut fibers for the flushable wipes market. Upgraded Lyocell fibres can be processed easier and enhance machine efficiency. Thanks to these features, they reduce the risk of mechanical blockages and product defects. These fibres, which can also be offered as carbon neutral, represent an important step towards making the flushable wipes product segment completely carbon-neutral.
The new finish of the upgraded lyocell shortcut fibers offers protection against mechanical stress at commonly used water temperatures such as 0°C to 40°C during the wetlaid production process. Thus, opening the fibres in the preparation tanks avoids the creation of fibre lumps. Thanks to the upgraded finish that improves web formation, products made with lyocell fibres also have enhanced physical quality and appearance.
Lenzing Specialty Applications for Global Nonwovens Business, Commercial Director Claudio Zampino said that they are always looking for new ways to innovate and improve the performance of their fibers in the flushable market. Zampino pointed out that it is important to engage in continuous discussions with value chain partners to address their challenges and needs as they drive innovation in the nonwovens sector, adding: “With 27 years of experience, we will continue to keep leveraging our extensive research labs to offer customers the best premium lyocell shortcut fibers possible.”
Albaad increases production efficiency with new lyocell shortcut fibers by VEOCEL™
Israel-based Albaad Massuot Yitzhak Ltd., one of the largest wet wipe manufacturers in the world, used the new lyocell shortcut fibers for its Hydrofine® product, the most saleable flushable wetlaid in Europe.
Albaad CEO Jacob Heen commented that they are proud to cooperate with the global Lenzing group in developing improvements for lyocell fibers and bringing new innovation that enhances our Hydrofine® product and improves the production process. Heen continued: “Our unique Hydrofine® product, which is considered a breakthrough in the flushable market, is based on these upgraded fibers that help to increase production efficiency, reduce the level of waste and improve customer satisfaction. Collaborating with Lenzing’s R&D team was a valuable experience that provided both sides with great knowledge. Albaad is committed to innovation, to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, and to ensure continued improvement of our products’ performance.”