Lenzing to open jumbo production line
Retail Editor 3 -- Home Textiles Today, February 14, 2013
Lenzing, Austia - Fiber producer Lenzing is constructing a new production line at its plant here that will have the capacity to produce 64,000 tons of fiber per year.
In addition to the specialty fibers Lenzing Modal and Lenzing FR, Tencel will also be produced at the new site.
The company is investing 130 million Euros (approximately $173 million) in the project, which is schedule to begin operations next year.
"Tencel represents the greatest technological innovation in the man-made cellulose fiber industry since the invention of the viscose fiber around 100 years ago," said Dieter Eichinger, vp for Lenzing's Business Unit Textile Fibers. "Tencel uniquely answers the demands for competitive production costs relative to other fibers with the demands for sustainable production."
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