Lenzing AG reports it will build a jumbo Tencel® production line at its Lenzing, Austria,
headquarters, with production set to begin in 2014. The expansion will support growing demand for
Tencel in new applications including denim, home textiles, technical textiles, sporting
applications and outerwear.
After acquiring the Tencel Group back in 2004 and continuing to operate it as a separate
group, Lenzing recently merged it with the Lenzing Group, and the expertise and technologies of
both groups will be utilized during construction of the state-of-the-art line.
Tencel recently celebrated its 20th year of production
Celebrates 20th Anniversary,”
TextileWorldAsia.com, December 19, 2012).
“Tencel represents the greatest technological innovation in the man-made cellulose fiber
industry since the invention of the viscose fiber around 100 years ago,” said Dieter Eichinger,
vice president, Textile Fibers business unit, Lenzing. “The developments of the last 20 years are
just the beginning of a success story which will continue for many decades to come. Tencel uniquely
answers the demands for competitive products in costs relative to other fibers with the demands for
sustainable production. Tencel represents a breakthrough technology and I am proud that the Lenzing
group leads the industry with Tencel.”