Lenzing: 2nd pilot plant completed for Tencel Luxe filament yarn

Lenzing: 2nd pilot plant completed for Tencel Luxe filament yarn

The producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, has completed the 2nd pilot production plant announced in May 2018 for its innovative lyocell filament yarn Tencel Luxe. Construction of the facility at the Lenzing site involving investments of €30 million could be concluded on schedule and within budget after 20 months of intensive work. The new pilot production line, which was put into operation in the middle of December 2019, gives Lenzing sufficient capacity for commercial programs and further application development.
The properties of the Tencel Luxe fine filament yarn can be compared to those of silk due to its airy feeling on the skin and the matte finish. At the same time, it also stands out because of its extensive strength and high level of environmental compatibility. It is very well suited for very fine fabrics and in blends with silk, cashmere and wool.
The pilot plant developed by Lenzing and the know-how acquired during the construction phase will comprise the basis for the company’s further expansion in the field of sustainable filament yarns. This will also comprise the starting point for the planned construction of a large commercial production plant at the Lenzing site.

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dfv media group