Lenzing Group, a producer of wood-based specialty fibers, has launched LENZING™ ECOVERO™ with REFIBRA™ technology. Building on the company’s success of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with REFIBRA™ technology, the expansion will help Lenzing increase the overall post-consumer content in its products. The expansion further highlights Lenzing’s ongoing transition to a circular economy in textile and fashion.
“As climate change compels eco-conscious living, Lenzing collaborates with the industry to forge a future defined by collective engagement and systematic change, steering us toward a circular economy,” said Florian Heubrandner, executive vice president of Global Textiles Business at Lenzing. “This new offering empowers like-minded fabric mills, garment manufacturers and consumer brands to embark on this transformative journey alongside Lenzing, breathing new life into post-consumer textile waste while anchoring circularity at the core of the textile value chain.”
Through Lenzing’s successful development and scaled production, the technology is now available to customers worldwide. The new viscose fiber comprises up to 20 percent of post-consumer textile waste, which is sourced from cellulose-rich materials or polyester-cotton blends. This new, biodegradable fiber is identifiable at every stage of the supply chain, from fabric to final product, ensuring traceability and transparency.