Lenzing expands REFIBRA™ technology use

September 25th, 2023

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. […]

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The end of petrochemical-based fabrics?

March 14th, 2022

HeiQ believes its AeoniQ is a game-changing cellulosic fiber. Photo: HeiQ.  According to The Nature of Fashion, a 2021 report published by the Biomimicry Institute, over 60 percent of textile fibers are synthetics derived from petrochemicals. Petrochemical fibers, whether made from recycled or virgin feedstocks, will not biodegrade. In addition, the processes used to make these […]

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Kelheim rebuilds viscose fiber production

July 22nd, 2019

After a fire in October 2018, the long-established Bavarian fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres is currently rebuilding its viscose fiber production. The focus lies on modern state-of-the-art equipment and on resource-saving and environmentally friendly production technology.  Kelheim’s viscose specialty fibers consist of 100 percent cellulose, a renewable raw material, making them completely biodegradable. These fibers offer […]

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