Innovation partners Kelheim Fibres and Gebr. Otto present concept for sustainable period underwear

KELHEIM, Germany , March 27, 2024-

At Techtextil, taking place in Frankfurt at the end of April 2024, companies Kelheim Fibres and Gebr. Otto will showcase their joint concept aimed at making period underwear more sustainable and high-performing. Exhibiting at the BW-i joint stand and the IVGT joint stand, both located in Hall 12.1, the innovation partners will present their solution for period underwear made from biobased materials, distinguished by outstanding performance metrics. The various specialty viscose fibres used in this solution are sourced from Kelheim, while Gebr. Otto expertly spins them into the appropriate compositions.

On average, a woman consumes about 15,000 hygiene products in her lifetime, primarily disposable items that generate significant waste. Their plastic components take up to 500 years to decompose, breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces over time. The trend toward making female hygiene products, both disposable and reusable, more sustainable has been growing in recent years. This category includes not only biodegradable disposables but also washable period panties offered by established lingerie manufacturers and innovative startups.

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