Lenzing debuts Veocel in India

12 Dec '19
3 min read
Pic: Lenzing
Pic: Lenzing

After successfully establishing sustainable fibre brands such as Tencel and Ecovero, Lenzing has now brought to India its beauty and body care fibre brand Veocel. Derived from renewable raw material wood, Veocel provides natural care, every day, and is committed to driving industry standards around sustainability and natural comfort in the nonwovens sector.

Veocel fibres are certified clean and safe, biodegradable, from the botanic origin, and manufactured in an environmentally responsible production process. With changing consumer habits, more and more nonwoven producers are shifting their product pipelines towards natural and eco-friendly materials to enhance product appeal and open more business opportunities. Lenzing being a pioneer in innovation has helped in fulfilling these needs through a more incorporating Veocel fibre in a diverse range of products.

Blending Veocel branded fibre with other fibres adds a greater degree of smoothness and absorbency to nonwoven products and will significantly improve the liquid absorbency in products like wet wipes, offering a more convenient way to clean surfaces.

Veocel brand offers a broad range of applications that cater to daily use, including beauty, baby care, body and intimate care and surface cleaning. Consumer applications such as face sheet masks, facial cleansing wipes, deodorant wipes, baby wipes, hand sanitizing wipes, intimate wipes, diapers, sanitary napkins, disinfectant wipes, etc made using Veocel branded fibres have distinctive features such as strength, absorbency, liquid management, biodegradability while giving additional features like comfort, cloth-like feel, and smoothness, making it a viable eco-friendly option to choose from.

Worldwide efforts advancing towards eco-friendly plastic alternatives have skyrocketed in recent years, as different stakeholders are eager to make a difference in their field of expertise. When it comes to personal care products, fibre transparency becomes an important benchmark in determining the sustainability of products such as wipes and facial sheet masks. The soon-to-be-published European Union Single-Use Plastics Directive had identified wipes as one of the ten most polluting items found on European beaches and calls for clearer marking requirements, which shall disclose the presence of plastic materials in wipes and disposal options on the product packaging.

This concern plagues India and as the country moves towards getting rid of single-use plastics by 2022, there would be no better time than now for Lenzing to bring Veocel to Indian beauty and home brands. With brands currently using materials that are single-usage applications and do not possess processes that reduce the ecological footprint, there is a need to bring about fibre options such as Veocel into the Indian market. Global beauty brands across Europe, US, South East, and North Asia have now been using Veocel fibres as part of their product range, making a change towards sustainable living.

“2019 has been an exciting year for Lenzing. Earlier, we forayed in footwear with Tencel and now beauty and body products with Veocel. We are confident that brands and consumers will also welcome Veocel and appreciate the experience our fibres create. We will continue to drive innovation and transparency efforts in the nonwovens segment and work closely with industry partners to co-create a more nature-friendly future. Since the inception of the Veocel brand, we have been pioneering the development and application of sustainable nonwoven technologies and applications. Promoting a circular economy will continue to be a key strategy of the Lenzing Group,” said Avinash Mane, commercial head – Lenzing South Asia.

The Lenzing Group stands for the ecologically responsible production of specialty fibres made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (PC)

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