Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Lenzing invests in Tencel fibre plant in US
Lenzing invests in Tencel fibre plant in US
14
Dec '16
Courtesy: Lenzing
Courtesy: Lenzing
The Lenzing Group, a leader in high-quality, botanic cellulose fibres and dissolving pulp to standard and specialty cellulose fibres, has announced that the Supervisory Board of the company has approved investment for a new Tencel fibre plant in the US, with the aim to increase the share of specialty fibres as a percentage of revenue to 50 per cent by 2020.

Lenzing plans to construct a state-of-the-art plant with a production capacity of 90,000 tons per year at its site in Mobile, Alabama. The new facility will be the largest Tencel fibre plant in the world and will set a new milestone in the history of lyocell fibres. The investment volume will total $293 million. The new plant will utilise the latest technological standards and is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2019.

The Lenzing Group currently has a worldwide production capacity of 222,000 tons per year of Tencel fibres. The decision to build this plant in the US was supported by the good infrastructure at the company’s mobile site and attractive energy costs.

The disciplined implementation of the Lenzing’s expansion program is essential for driving the Lenzing Group’s organic growth agenda. Therefore it was decided to create a new Management Board role, pooling together the key technical, operational and engineering responsibilities. The Supervisory Board hired Heiko Arnold as the new chief technology officer. In addition to a strong scientific and technical education, Arnold has gained many years of experience with BASF in the realisation of major investment projects and continuous operational improvements as well as extensive know-how in research & development.

Lenzing CEO Stefan Doboczky said, “This investment represents another major milestone in the implementation of our corporate strategy sCore TEN. This expansion also underscores our commitment to all our Tencel fibre customers, who continue to make their products even more sustainable using Tencel fibre, the world’s most sustainable botanic fibre.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pexels

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2018

Punitive PRC tariffs on US goods has extra 5% on textiles

Responding to Washington’s latest duty increase in a dispute with...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2018

'Reliability & excellent quality are Tecnorama’s USP'

The complete reliability and excellent quality of Tecnorama systems...

Courtesy:  Stanislav Kondratiev on Unsplash

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Sep 2018

AAFA questions US tariffs on $200 bn Chinese goods

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has questioned...

Interviews View All

Jurgen Gauger, Spreadshirt

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Rashi Menda, Zapyle

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Rajat Jaipuria,

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Harsh Shah,

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Harsh Shah,

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota, University of Washington

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota
University of Washington

A fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries has been ...

Mohammad Hassan, Biax Fiberfilm

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kevin Nelson, TissueGen

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Sonam & Paras Modi, SVA

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Nisha Chanda, Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Amiben Shroff, Shrujan

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search