Lenzing takes innovative step and invests in a pilot plant for high-tech applications of TENCEL® fibers

Lenzing takes innovative step and invests in a pilot plant for high-tech applications of TENCEL® fibers

Heiligenkreuz Austria, October 2012 – Lenzing launches a highly innovative project in the technical segment and opens its newly-constructed pilot plant to develop fiber products for high-tech electrical applications.

As the market leader, Lenzing continuously works on further developing and improving the properties of its fibers. In Lenzing’s nonwovens business, the focus is on promising applications in the technical segment in addition to the main use of the fibers for wipes. Recently a new research project was introduced at the Heilgenkreuz plant.

“At the end of October we successfully presented initial research results in connection with our pilot plant located at the Heiligenkreuz facility in Burgenland, Austria”, says Gisela Goldhalm, Project Manager New Products Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers. “The pilot facility aims to bring promising laboratory results to a new level, and optimize new fiber solutions, especially for technical applications in the field of energy storage.”

Wolfgang Plasser, Vice President and General Manager Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers, adds: “Lenzing is proud to announce a further innovative fiber development. The technical segment is particularly important to us as a means of compensating for cyclical fluctuations in other businesses such as hygiene. Our innovation focus is on future-oriented technologies, and we are continually striving to expand our product portfolio in this direction.”

Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers is part of the Lenzing Group
The Lenzing Group
The Lenzing Group is a world market leader with headquarters in Austria, production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality man-made cellulose fibers and is the leading supplier in many business-to-business markets. The portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp, standard and specialty cellulose fibers to high-quality plastic polymer products and engineering services.

Lenzing quality and innovative strength set global standards for man-made cellulose fibers. With more than 70 years of experience in fiber production, the Lenzing Group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three man-made cellulose fiber generations on a large industrial scale under one roof – from the classic viscose to modal and lyocell (TENCEL®) fibers. The success of the Lenzing Group is based on a unique combination of consistent customer orientation together with its leadership in innovation, technology and quality. Our successful specialization strategy and an outstanding cost position are the basis for our economic strength.

Lenzing is committed to the principle of sustainable management and very high environmental standards.

Lenzing’s core business fibers is complemented by our activities in the business fields plastics and engineering.

Contact Information

Phone: Angelika Durz, Global Marketing Communications, Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers, Telefon: +43 (0) 7672 701-3342
Company: Lenzing