The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically responsible production of specialty fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments. The Lenzing Group’s high-quality fibers form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from elegant ladies clothing to versatile denims and high- performance industrial clothing. Due to their consistent high quality, their biodegradability and compostability Lenzing fibers are also highly suitable for hygiene products and agricultural applications. The key product of the company, LENZING™ FR is a sustainably produced inherently flame-resistant cellulosic fiber based on the renowned Modal fiber production process.
“Together with its customers and partners, Lenzing develops innovative products along the value chain, creating added value for consumers. The Lenzing Group strives for the efficient utilization and processing of all raw materials and offers solutions to help redirect the textile and advance material sector towards a closed-loop economy. In order to reduce the speed of global warming and to accomplish the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and the “Green Deal” of the EU Commission, Lenzing has a clear vision: namely to make a zero-carbon future come true, “ says Mr.Avinash Mane, Commercial Director, South Asia & Middle East, Lenzing Group.
The key product of the company, LENZING™ FR is a sustainably produced inherently flame-resistant cellulosic fiber based on the renowned Modal fiber production process. LENZING™ FR fibers meet the definition of “inherently flame retardant and resistant fibers” as specified by the European Man-made Fibers Association (CIRFS). These fibers are currently being used for products in Oil & Gas sector, security and defense organizations and molten metal industries. The Lenzing Group also produces TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal cellulosic fibers of botanic origin through environmentally responsible processes from the sustainably sourced natural raw material wood. Wood pulp is transformed into biobased TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers which are used in a diverse range of industrial applications and consumer products.
TENCEL™ branded lyocell fiber is a preferred ingredient in work wear textile applications like corporate and medical uniforms, chef and airline professional’s clothing. The superior comfort factor along with long lasting softness, color retention along with resistance to microbial growth are encouraging more and more organizations to adapt this product across South Asia, Middle east and other parts of the world.
When asked to name some of the USP’s of the company and its products, Mr. Mane replied saying: “Lenzing fiber has been a pioneer in wood based cellulosic fibers and eco-friendly performance driven ingredients. Our global set-up to understand and meet customer demands best possible and our integrated production setup, producing pulp and all generations of wood-based cellulose fibers are key pillars of how we service the textile industry.” Throwing light on the group’s presence in the Indian and global markets, Mr Mane states that with the group’s global setup across key geographies, we work with leading manufacturers, brands, government organizations and other trade partners. “We are powering materials, fabrics and end products across textiles, non-woven and advance material industry. In India, we are already working with leading oil and gas organization and defence sector catering to their special requirements,” he informs. Speaking about some of group’s biggest milestones Mr Mane pointed out that Lenzing is known for innovation and sustainability.
The group developed the award winning closed loop lyocell manufacturing process and scaled up the volumes constantly. “We invented the first eco-viscose which still is the only EU Ecolabel certified viscose. We are currently installing the world’s largest dissolving wood pulp site with 500.000 to/a and are soon opening the world’s largest lyocell plant. The group is already committed to become net-carbon neutral by 2050 and recently launched the carbon zero TENCEL™ modal and lyocell fibers,” shared Mr. Mane.
Speaking about the group’s relationship with Messe Frankfurt India, Mr Mane says: “We share a strong partnership over the last few years where we have collaborated on key platforms curated by Messe Frankfurt India team to bring innovative and eco-friendly solutions for the local textile and advance material market.”Finally, ending the interaction, Mr Mane spelt out the company’s vision for the immediate future, by around 2025. “We aim to continue leading the industry with regards to sustainability goals. We remain committed to the CO2 reduction goals set in Paris 2015 with defined milestones (to become carbon neutral by 2050).We look forward to significantly increase offering of CO2 neutral fibres and the use of recycled feedstock by 2025,” he says signing off.