Lenzing completes expansion
Retail Editor 1 -- Home Textiles Today, September 8, 2011
Heiligenkreuz, Austria - Cellulose fiber manufacturer The Lenzing Group has completed the three-year expansion of its Tencel production facility here, increasing capacity from 25,000 to 60,000 tons.
The Tencel fibers produced in Heiligenkreuz are third generation -
manufactured from pulp that is derived from the sustainable raw material wood. In the production process, cellulose is physically converted into a solution by means of a special chemical. Subsequently the fibers are spun, dried and pressed into bales for shipment.
"The Heiligenkreuz plant is an indispensable part of the Lenzing Group today," said manager board member Friedrich Weninger, who is responsible for Lenzing's global fiber business.
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