Lenzing opens jumbo production facility
July 31, 2014,
“We are more than satisfied with the progression of the start-up curve. Based on the production process in the past days and weeks, we have reasonable grounds to believe that this latest generation of Tencel technology will completely fulfill our expectations”, said Peter Untersperger, ceo.
The construction took 24 months and secures 140 jobs at the site. This factory comprises the first time in which a single production line with an annual nominal capacity of 67,000 tons was installed. Previous TENCEL® production lines were usually only one-quarter as large.
The new plant design incorporates lessons learned from the experience of existing plants located in Austria, the United States and Great Britain. The new design of the jumbo production line also enables investment costs to be maintained at a competitive level of approximately EUR 150 mn (about EUR 2,200 per ton of capacity).