LEADING world producer of cellulosic fibres Lenzing announced the successful start-up of its new jumbo facility for producing Tencel fibre. Lenzing COO Friedrich Weninger said that production results of the past weeks gave grounds to believe that the new facility would fulfil all expectations. He added that the company was optimistic about reaching its production target of 30’000 tons by the end of 2014. Thanks to the new facility, Lenzing’s Tencel annual capacity is expected to rise by 65’000 tons to a total of around 220’000 tons.
The growing capacity makes it likely that Tencel will find its way into an ever broader range of end-products, including different items of innerwear.