For 80 years now, Lenzing have been looking beyond fibre. With wood as its natural resource, Lenzing’s solutions are as inventive as they are effective when it comes to caring for our partners’ success, our planet’s protection and people’s needs in everyday life. It is the leading supplier in many business-to-business markets – from special cellulose fibres to high-tech plastics polymers. The company has 80 years of fibre production expertise, from viscose to lyocell and modal.

The company organised a symposium at Le Meridian Hotel in Dhaka recently to show its latest innovations where Avinash Mane, Commercial Head South Asia Region AMEA, presented those innovations. Bhargavi Rao, BD Marketing & Branding SA Region AMEA, and Gunasekaran Muthusamy, Technical Customer Service SA Region AMEA talked about the registration process. Manish Gupta, Director, Kaizen International (Pvt.) Ltd. and Rifat Shahidul, Senior Manager, Marketing Region South Asia, Bangladesh were also present at the symposium.

While speaking at the event Avinash Mane said, “Lenzing will build a new plant, once completed; it will be the largest Tencel fibre plant in the world. The facility is scheduled to start production in 2019. Lenzing offers fully biodegradable wood-based cellulose fibres in compost, landfill, water, and seawater. By 2020 Lenzing plans to generate 50 per cent of its revenue with eco-friendly specialty fibres like TENCEL™ and VEOCEL™ and with other LENZING™ specialty fibres. Following the decision in favour of a further plant in Mobile (USA) and the securing of land in Prachinburi (Thailand) for the construction of a state-of-the-art lyocell fibre production plant. The further expansion of Lenzing’s production capacity for LENZING™ lyocell fibres will be based on market requirements.”

Avinash showed in his presentation that, “Lenzing’s current global tencel capacity is 2,22,000 tonne per year. The new plant in Mobile will increase total Tencel fibre capacity by more than 50 per cent by 2019.” He ensures to the plant, once completed; it will be the largest Tencel fibre plant in the world. The facility is scheduled to start production in 2019. Lenzing offers fully biodegradable wood-based cellulose fibres in compost, landfill, water, and seawater. By 2020 Lenzing plans to generate 50 per cent of its revenue with eco-friendly specialty fibres like TENCEL™ and VEOCEL™ and with other LENZING™ specialty fibres. Following the decision in favour of a further plant in Mobile (USA) and the securing of land in Prachinburi (Thailand) for the construction of a state-of-the-art lyocell fibre production plant. The further expansion of Lenzing’s production capacity for LENZING™ lyocell fibres will be based on market requirements.”

Avinash showed in his presentation that, “Lenzing’s current global tencel capacity is 2,22,000 tonne per year. The new plant in Mobile will increase total Tencel fibre capacity by more than 50 per cent by 2019.” He ensures to the Lenzing organizes symposium to showcase its latest innovations guests that, “As Lenzing is driving the circular economy in the textile industry, so the company will reduce sulfur emissions (CS2, H2S) by 50 per cent by 2022 and specific wastewater emissions (COD) by 20 per cent by 2022. This will also contribute to achieving the EU Ecolabel standard at all Lenzing Group sites.’’

“Global fibre consumption in 2017 by type of fibre was 6.2 per cent for woodbased cellulose fibres, 24.1 per cent for cotton, 1.1 per cent for wool, 64.2 per cent for synthetic fibres and 4.4 per cent for others natural fibres. It is a huge gap between the percentage of using wood-based cellulose fibres and cotton fibres, so we want to fill up this gap and wood base fibres has a huge demand in South-Asia market,” he continued.

He also said, ‘’EcoVera and Refibra fibres are our new innovations. Refibra™ fibres are reinventing TENCEL™ fibres. Based on the technology of TENCEL™ fibres, Refibra™ fibres are an exceptional innovation and probably the most sustainable fibres from natural raw materials. Refibra™ fibres unite two innovations. These fibres are made based on the technology of TENCEL™ fibres. The TENCEL™ fibres won the EU prize for the most eco-friendly production. Wood as a renewable raw material from sustainable forest plantations is another important aspect when it comes to the sustainability of TENCEL™ fibres. Refibra™ fibres now combine both advantages – the recycling of cotton scraps and the most sustainable of fibre technologies.”

“LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibres generate up to 50 per cent lowers emissions and water pollution. With these fibres, Lenzing can offer its customers, partners, and ecologically minded end consumers viscose fibres with a low environmental impact,” he continued.