Lenzing Completes Expansion
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, September 21, 2011
HEILIGENKREUZ, AUSTRIA - The Lenzing Group, a cellulose fiber manufacturer, 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 board member Friedrich Weninger, the manager who is responsible for Lenzing's global fiber business.
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