Lenzing has pioneered a new technology platform, Lenzing Web Technology, with a focus on sustainable nonwoven products that will help open new market opportunities.
The non-woven industry is currently a leading contributor to landfill issues because of inadequate disposal techniques and their content consisting of plastics that can take years to decompose.
With Lenzings new developments they will be able to manufacture non-woven fabrics with a botanic origin using an environmentally friendly process. The non-woven fabrics produced in 15gsm to 80gsm basis weights with a wide range of surface textures and drape-ability properties will also be certified biodegradable, clean and safe, the company explains.
“While the nonwoven segment currently represents 30% of our core business, we are committed to driving stronger growth through more active involvement in innovations across the value chain. Lenzing Web Technology is a key milestone that embodies our focus on specialty products under our corporate strategy sCore TEN. We will continue to lead the innovation of sustainable speciality products and empower industry partners and customers with more sustainable offerings to drive business success,” said Stefan Doboczky, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the Lenzing Group.
The new Lenzing Web Technology is a non-woven web formation process that starts with botanic wood pulp and produces a non-woven fabric made of 100% continuous Lyocell filament. This web can be integrated with standard non-thermal based nonwoven bonding technologies, such as hydroentangling and needlepunching.
Lenzing Web Technology will serve as a platform technology for a wide range of future products for the non-woven industry. The flexibility of the technology and the possible integration with other non-woven and textile technologies will enable the development of a wide range of composite structures for highly engineered end use applications.
For more information visit: www.lenzing.com
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