Categorie : Developments

International Conference and Exhibition: Plastics in Automotive Engineering // Mannheim

FB_plasticsTENCEL® – Botanic Plastic Reinforcement: TENCEL® is the very first cellulose fiber that need not fear the comparison with glass fibers as a plastics reinforcement: Come, convince yourself and get to know all the advantages of TENCEL® in the automotive industry: at the International Conference and Exhibition: Plastics in Automotive Engineering // Mannheim, March 18th-19th, booth #90.

The newly developed TENCEL®-powder can be used for all plastic parts in automotive interior applications. It even reinforces thin-walled or very small parts. With TENCEL®, sustainability has entered the injection molding sector!


VDI, Mannheim/Germany

tencelgeneralnew1Let us kindly invite you to visit us at VDI Mannheim, April 2nd and 3rd, VDI Mannheim, booth 90. The international plastics conference ‘Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2014’ is hosted by the Association of German Engineers.

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Eurocel® – New Fiber Combination with a European Foot Print

eurocelFBEurocel® is a European product through and through. The cellulose fibers used are made in Austria in an environmentally responsible process. Eurocel® is based on the idea of offering a high quality European product to consumers. Sandler, a German nonwovens manufacturer partner, adopted the idea of Eurocel® and developed a new product for their customers.

The advantages of Eurocel® go very well with the concept of the German nonwoven manufacturer, Sandler, who have their company headquarters at the center of Europe. “Production in Europe translates into shorter delivery distances which means fewer carbon dioxide emissions during transportation and thus a lower carbon footprint,” Dr. Ulrich Hornfeck from Sandler comments.

Eurocel® can be awarded with the raw material certification label PEFC, Oeko-Tex Standard 100, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, European Ecolabel, Compostable (DIN CERTCO), Vinçotte OK compost HOME, Vinçotte OK compost, Vinçotte OK bio-degradable SOIL, Medically tested / ITV Denkendorf, US BPI compostable certificate and Food contact compliance Certification.


UK: M&S and SDCE Team Up on Staining Test Fabric

A new multifibre adjacent fabric to test the staining performance of different fibres has been developed by UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) in partnership with SDC Enterprises: The SDCE Multifibre replaces an acetate component with Lyocell (TENCEL®), which is more appropriate to fibres found in modern apparel fabrics. The existing multifibre fabrics (DW type), approved for use in M&S accredited testing, contain an acetate component considered to be no longer commercially relevant.

“Extensive testing has confirmed that the specific, regenerated cellulose fibre selected, the Lyocell component, provides an optimum level of staining to accurately predict the staining performance of the principal types of regenerated cellulose (Lyocell, Modal and viscose) and their blends,” SDC said.

“The testing also demonstrated that the substitution of the acetate fibre with a Lyocell fibre does not, in any way, alter the staining performance of the other five fibre components.”

SDCE Multifibre LyoW is believed to be the first major development of a multifibre adjacent fabric since SDCE Multifibre DW was introduced in 1987. The use of SDCE Multifibre LyoW will be exclusively for M&S test methods and M&S accredited laboratories.



„Natural Connection“ Blends TENCEL®/Cotton in Harmony

Under the name „Natural Connection“ Lenzing are presenting their new marketing concept for blending TENCEL® and cotton at the textile fairs in Paris which are currently happening.

Both cellulose-fibers are perfect partners. One complements the other. Both fibers come from nature and have similar characteristics such as e.g. breathability. Already adding 30% of TENCEL® can define cotton-fabrics in a new way and influence the grip, moisture management and brilliance.


TENCELePower – Solution for Sustainable Dual Light Condenser Applications

The fourth European Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) will take place in Strasbourg/France from June 24th to June 28th. Lenzing’s naturally absorbent wood/Pulp-made fibers are ideal for various  technical applications. So Lenzing will present their newest innovation TENCELePower, a sustainable solution for the energy market as well as presenting solutions for improving the efficiency of electro-separators.

Lenzing Modal® – A Success Story

Lenzing Modal® is one of the successful fibers of Lenzing – the company is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary. If you would like to know some facts about the history of Lenzing Modal® – just follow our link – or read the  short excerpt here:

At the beginning of the 1960s, Lenzing and many other viscose fiber producers worked on developing a new modified cellulose fiber as a response to the competition posed by synthetic fibers. In particular, these efforts were designed to display advantages with respect to the tenacity of the fibers.

In 1965, Lenzing launched the first “High Wet Modulus” modal fiber on the marketplace under the brand name of “Hochmodul 33”. Success was quite modest at  the beginning, and annual production volumes only reached a level of several hundred tons.


Lenzing Sustainability Report – Product Innovation

Further development work on fibers focuses on customers’ requirements and their processing technologies. Many Lenzing customers are small to medium-sized companies with limited developmental resources. With its size, financial strength and global market position, Lenzing makes a valuable contribution to protecting its customers’ competitiveness. The object is to adapt fibers to meet the specific needs of customers and to offer ways customers can differentiate themselves from the competition. Product innovations are also indispensable for the constant further development of the company and the future long-term protection of the Lenzing Group’s position in the market. They are crucial for differentiating Lenzing from its competitors. As regards new fiber types, efforts extend from the further development of the special fibers, Lenzing Modal® and TENCEL®, as well as new brands such as ProModal®, MicroModal®, TENCEL®C, TENCEL® Skin, TENCEL® Biosoft to developments and applications involving innovative TENCEL® powder, which is used to improve moisture regulation in mattresses.

Lenzing Sustainability Report – Research and Development

The commitment to be and to remain the leader in innovation in industry is a central part of the strategy of the Lenzing Group. The company has been a global technological pioneer in the ecologically responsible and profitable production of cellulose fiber for decades.

Lenzing sets the standards in this area. The company’s research achievements lay the groundwork for the strategy of marketing about one third of its fibers as specialty products and insuring the high quality level of Lenzing’s products even in standard grades.

Innovation – a key to long-term success: An internationally recognized team of about 160 experts conducts research on the latest advances in the field of fibers at the facility in Lenzing. Research is organized within the operational business units to ensure maximum closeness and responsiveness to the markets. The resulting interfaces with marketing ensure intensive collaboration. Spending on research and development amounted to EUR 27.2 million* in the fiscal year 2011, a peak value compared to the rest of the industry – by both percentage of sales and in absolute terms. Lenzing has set itself the goal of investing about 1.5% of sales in research and development in order to retain its innovation leadership in the man-made cellulose fiber industry in the long term.


Lenzing at IDEA13: Green Solutions for Hygiene Products

Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. However, hardly anyone is willing to do without comfort and convenience. Lenzing offers sustainable solutions on a global scale with fibers made of the renewable raw material wood.

Companies from the worldwide nonwovens industry will gather at the IDEA trade show in Miami, USA from April 23-25, 2013. During its appearance at this year’s trade show, Lenzing will focus on the hygiene segment. Thanks to their botanic origin, Lenzing fibers are the ideal raw material for sustainable products with a positive impact on future generations, particularly for sensitive applications with direct skin contact. Lenzing will emphasis TENCEL® and especially the new hydrophobic fiber TENCEL®Biosoft for hygiene applications.