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Lenzing to expand capacities for Tencel Luxe filament yarn

May 26, 2018
Lenzing to expand capacities for Tencel Luxe filament yarn

The Lenzing Group is set to expand its capacities for Tencel Luxe filament yarn. The company will invest up to Euro 30 million in a further pilot line at the Lenzing site. Basic engineering for construction of the new facility has already been initiated. The Lenzing Group is a global company that produces high-quality fibres from renewable raw material wood.

The new capacities will enable Lenzing to more effectively fulfill the needs of customers for Tencel Luxe filament yarn, than in the past. At the same time, Lenzing will press ahead with technical planning for a large-scale commercial line at the Lenzing site. This strong level of demand is further evidence of the Lenzing Group’s innovative strength. The yarn is opening up new markets for the company in the eco-couture segment, thus contributing to the successful implementation of the sCore TEN strategy.

Robert van de Kerkhof, chief commercial officer of the Lenzing Group said, “Thanks to Tencel Luxe, Lenzing is currently positioning itself in the premium luxury market and is embedding the issue of sustainability there in combination with superior aesthetics. The fine filament yarn is comparable to natural silk due to its airy feeling on the skin and the matte finish. It is perfectly suited for very fine fabrics made exclusively from this yarn and as a blending partner with silk, cashmere and wool.”