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Fibers & Textiles

Qmilk is particularly suitable for underwear, as this kind of apparel is worn directly in contact with the skin. Thus skin kindness and hygiene are of utmost importance. In addition to the antibacterial and moisture regulating properties the Qmilk fibres feel very smooth and, thanks to their smooth surface, skin irritations and itching are effectively avoided Asked whether she feels she has been dressed in a Treehugger-Shop when wearing apparel from Qmilk, Tanja says: “Absolutely not. That kind of fashion in the 70s and 80s wanted to differentiate itself from the conventional fashion of those days. Fashion from Qmilk is not only sustainable, but also beautiful, fashionable and sexy.” Other typical fibre applications are pillow cases, bed sheets and mattress covers. Niten Trasy, purchasing manager of Sunham Home Fashion in New York, is convinced that sleeping in a Qmilk-bed is healthier than in any other textile [2]. Potential applications apart from fibres and textiles can be found for example in toys or in dashboard components for automobiles. Since Qmilk features a natural resistance to diesel, ethanol, E10, polyethylene glycol, acetic acid, sodium hydroxide, and oleic acid, it fulfils many requirements that could be applied in the automotive industry.

Qmilk collect Qmilk are working to build the first logistics system for the collection of unused, and so far technically, unmarketable milk. www.en.qmilk.eu www.qmilk-collect.com References [1] www.en.qmilk.eu (Website of Qmilch Deutschland GmbH, last accessed Sep. 18, 2013 [2] Qmilk, natural fibre, Brochure of Qmilch Deutschland GmbH [3] Polymerization: From Milk to Plastic - University of Manitoba, [4] Food wastage footprint: Impacts on natural ressources, FAOreport, Sept. 2013

Technical Specifications: Fineness

1.6 dtex

fibre cross section*

round

colour

milky white

specific weight

1.17 g/cm3

cutting length

30-60 mm

number of filaments

1400

thermal shrinkage (150°C}

0.4 (ow Fest)

decomposition temperature

200 °C

loop strength

72%

moisture absorption

13.6- 16.3 %

*Special cross-sections and titers upon request

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