We need to identify the megatrends that influence society, and we need to identify the role our fibres can play in solving the challenges of our times. That is only possible through dialogue”. Dr. Marina Crnoja-Cosic, Director New Business Development
One of our guiding principles for effective fibre specialisation is our open innovation approach. It is based on three very crucial factors: Tracking mega trends, developing in dialogue with customers and working proactively in innovation networks. At the heart of this approach is the identification of customers’ “unmet needs” and translating them into fibre solutions.
This enables us to offer our customers tailor-made fibres, so every fibre type matches the customer’s specific needs – and takes into account the requirements of his production process and the requirements of the end product.
More about our Open Innovation Approach: Innovation – More than a buzzword
Our team is constantly improving our products and implementing individual customer requirements. Through targeted interventions in the viscose fibre process, we can respond precisely to your specific needs and offer solutions for a wide range of different end products. The toolbox which our developers rely on includes:
Fibre cross section
The cross-section of our fibres is the key to their properties. In addition to our well-known fibres with round, flat or trilobal cross-sections, we have developed fibres with completely new cross-sections.
In contrast to natural cellulosic fibres, we can produce our viscose fibres in a constant and defined length and in the desired diameter, depending on the requirements of the end product.
A number of further modifications give our fibres additional, very special properties. Examples are the incorporation of additives – such as microcapsules – into the fibre matrix or ionic activation of the fibres.