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Kelheim Fibres gets USDA biobased certification

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The Bavarian Viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The company’s Danufil, Galaxy and Viloft products are now able to carry the unique USDA label that highlights their biobased origin.

These products have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change, Kelheim underlines, saying that biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.

One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum based chemicals. Third-party verification is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (expanded by the 2014 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum based chemicals.