MagnoLab and Kelheim Fibres together for innovation and sustainability

The specialty viscose fiber manufacturer, Kelheim Fibres, has initiated a collaboration with MagnoLab, an international network of textile companies in Biella.

The partnership with MagnoLab highlights the importance of collaboration among different companies to promote innovation and sustainability in the textile industry. Kelheim Fibres, as a pioneer in the development of sustainable viscose fibers, considers itself not just a fiber supplier, but also an innovation partner for the entire sector. With its Open Innovation approach, Kelheim Fibres promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge to develop sustainable solutions for the future together with partners.

Kelheim Fibres manages various pilot facilities and techniques; the close collaboration with MagnoLab, which has an impressive range of modern textile machines, allows for further advances towards even more efficient research and development.

Marina Crnoja-Cosic, Director of New Business Development, Marketing, and Communications at Kelheim Fibres, emphasizes the benefits of the collaboration: “Through the close connection with companies within MagnoLab, we can produce small quantities of samples and prototypes using different technologies. This allows us to develop solutions based on our specialty fibers that can be directly transferred to our partners’ production facilities within the textile supply chain.”

Giovanni Marchi, President of MagnoLab, is also enthusiastic: “Kelheim Fibres is the first fiber manufacturer we have collaborated with. Together, we now cover the entire textile supply chain, making our work even more valuable.”

The collaboration allows for practical testing, thus accelerating the implementation of innovations. It also contributes to a larger network of contacts in the European (and therefore regional) value chain. Thanks to short transport routes within Europe, not only is the environmental impact reduced, but it also promotes the realization of innovations in Europe.