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Lenzing's biochemicals get official biocertification
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Apr '17
Lenzing CEO Stefan Doboczky; Courtesy: Lenzing
Lenzing CEO Stefan Doboczky; Courtesy: Lenzing
Lenzing, supplier of high-quality, botanic cellulose fibres like wood pulp and specialty fibres, to the textile and nonwovens industry, has announced that its biochemicals acetic acid, furfural, and magnesium lignosulfonate, manufactured in the biorefinery of the company have bagged the Biobased Product Label by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The prominent certification is further official proof that the above-mentioned products of the Lenzing Group are derived 100 per cent from the natural and renewable raw material, wood.

The Lenzing Group produces dissolving pulp at its sites in Lenzing, Austria and Paskov, Czech Republic. All the valuable raw materials are extracted from the wood within the framework of a cascading use. Acetic acid is derived from beech wood in the pulp production process, is recovered in several process steps and processed into high quality, food-grade acetic acid, for example for the food industry. Furfural is a product utilised as a solvent in the refining of lubrication oil, to name one example. Magnesium lignosulfonate is found in animal food or fertilisers.

On this basis of this award, Lenzing once again underlines its very high ecological standards. Recently, Lenzing Modal fibres and Lenzing Viscose fibres, including all product families, were also given the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. The particularly environmentally compatible TENCEL fibres have already been certified as bio-based since the year 2011.

The certification of bio-based products is part of the BioPreferred program implemented by the USDA. It is designed to motivate government institutions and companies to purchase bio-based products or those which largely consist of biological materials.

Lenzing CEO Stefan Doboczky said, “Lenzing stands for a responsible approach to nature. For this reason, we use 100 per cent of the natural resource wood, from the core to the bark – as pulp, bioenergy, and biochemicals such as acetic acid. That is why we are very pleased that our pioneering role with respect to the issue of sustainability has gained worldwide recognition.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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