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Lenzing's fibre business gets Oeko-tex certificate
Aug '12
Lenzing AG has been producing regenerated fibres from the renewable raw material wood for more than 70 years. The company unites all stages of fibre production from raw material and cellulose generation to fibre production at the same site in Lenzing in Austria which makes it the largest integrated cellulose and viscose plant in the world.

Lenzing is also the only manufacturer worldwide to produce all three generations of cellulose fibres – from classic viscose and modal to Lyocell fibres – on a large industrial scale under the same roof. All cellulose fibres of the global market leader meet the human ecology requirements of OEKO-TEX Standard 100.

70 years of experience

The origins of the Lenzing Group go back to the year 1892 when the industrialist Emil Hamburger started operations with a paper plant in Lenzing. The formation of the ‘Zellwolle Lenzing AG’ in 1938 marked the start of production of cellulose and viscose fibres. After another name change to ‘Chemiefaser Lenzing AG’ modal fibres were introduced on the market in the 1960s.

The formation of an in-house department for environmental protection reinforced the future significance of environmental protection and sustainability in the company as early as the mid 1970s. In addition to the central location in Upper Austria, the Lenzing Group went on to position itself in important production and sales markets such as the US state of Alabama, Nanjing in China or southwest Indonesia. The early 1990s saw the successful market launch of Lyocell fibres which have been marketed under the brand name Tencel since 2005.

Success through stability

The Lenzing Group currently has around 6,600 employees and focuses 90 percent of its activities on its core business – fibre production for the global textile and nonwoven industry.

Another historically grown division within the Lenzing Group is Lenzing Plastics, one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of products made from polyolefins and fluoropolymers for films, ribbons and threads with very high strength. The field of work of the Business Unit Pulp particularly includes active marketing of the wood by-products as well as its actual main task – ensuring long term and cost optimised cellulose supply for the company. The sector Lenzing Technik as a globally active partner for the industry uses innovative solutions for plant manufacturing and industrial services as well as automation and mechatronics.

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