26 March 2013
Fibre business Lenzing Group saw reductions in full-year net profit and sales in a “difficult” market environment, despite a good performance from its Tencel speciality fibre.
14 February 2013
Cellulosic fibre maker Lenzing is constructing a "jumbo" Tencel production line at its plant in Lenzing, Austria, which will go into operation in 2014.
25 January 2013
Textile companies could see less government procurement of bio-based fabrics after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suspended applications for voluntary certification due to a lack of funding.
14 December 2012
Weak consumer spending, difficulties in securing credit, competition from China and the Far East resulted in factory closures and subsequent layoffs in 2012. But ramping up labour and sustainability standards, eco-friendly production technologies, cost cutting and efficiency improvements saved others from significant losses.
26 November 2012
Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is promoting Modal's eco-friendly attributes to reflect its new production technology.
19 November 2012
Cellulosic fibre producer The Lenzing Group has reaffirmed its full-year guidance but says it expects to come in at the lower end of expectations because of a continuing decline in average fibre prices.
5 October 2012
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has asked textile companies to propose new bio-based fabrics for inclusion in a special catalogue of products that receive preferred purchase considerations by all US federal agencies and contractors.
25 September 2012
Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has launched new colour and black variants of its Modal fibres, which are said to be more eco-friendly because they no longer need to be dyed.
22 August 2012
Fibre and textile business The Lenzing Group cut its full-year earnings forecast substantially after admitting that average fibre prices would continue to fall in the third quarter.
11 July 2012
The supervisory board of Austrian fibre maker Lenzing has extended the contract of its chief financial officer Thomas Winkler for a further three years.
4 July 2012
Lenzing has begun construction of a new plant in Lenzing, Austria to make its Tencel fibres, and says the EUR130m (US$163m) investment will increase its capacity by around 67,000 tonnes per annum.
11 May 2012
Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT), which produces and markets Crailar flax-based fibres, is teaming up with Austria-based Lenzing Group to look at potential new applications in fashion and sportswear.
14 February 2012
Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is this month launching a new microfibre version of its eco-friendly Edelweiss product.
18 January 2012
Fibre maker Lenzing has taken legal action against a rival engineering firm over the alleged violation of patents relating to its Lyocell technical fibre.
23 December 2011
Cellulose fibre maker Lenzing AG has agreed a deal to exclusively produce the lyocell specialty fibres Smartcel and SeaCell developed by German company Smartfiber AG.
1 November 2011
Between T-shirts that incorporate technology allowing people to chat up someone from across the dance floor to vests that can monitor the wearer's health, the past decade has seen some extraordinary developments in high-tech smart fibres and fabrics.
19 October 2011
Protective fabrics supplier TenCate has inked an agreement with Seoul-based Samil Spinning to expand the TenCate Defender M product line in the South Korean military and police market.
27 September 2011
Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing has developed a new eco-friendly fibre produced by what the company describes as an "innovative, eco-friendly manufacturing technology".
5 August 2011
Over the past decade and more, industry associations and individual companies have launched numerous initiatives with the aim of addressing and reducing the environmental and social impacts of clothing manufacture. However, this year the clothing industry's collective effort witnessed what many hope will be a game-changing development with the formation of a new multi-stakeholder partnership.
1 April 2011
Apparel industry issues tackled on the first day of the Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong included the challenges facing the apparel supply chain, including inflation, China's shift from major supplier to buyer, and labour issues. Here is a roundup of comments from some of the speakers at the event.
18 March 2011
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world’s local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.
3 March 2011
In the green clothing and textiles market, the requirement to create sustainable and marketable eco-friendly products is becoming increasingly competitive. Out-of-the-box innovation is immensely valuable in such a sector where companies seek to balance environmental marketing against increased costs - if green production can be achieved for lower costs, then major labels can and do take notice.
14 February 2011
ITMA, the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition, has added a fibre and yarn section to the show to provide textile and garment manufacturers with a wider sourcing platform.
13 January 2011
Scientists at Lenzing Group have found a way to combine the company's Tencel fibre with naturally-occurring marine chemicals to produce a new product that is said to boost the moisture content and elasticity of the wearer's skin.
3 December 2010
Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing Group is to raise the price of its products by at least 10% from the beginning of next year, blaming a rise in raw material costs.
17 November 2010
Austrian textiles firm The Lenzing Group has improved its profits for the third quarter of 2010, with its fibres in high demand after cotton prices soared.
24 September 2010
Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group is planning a EUR120m (US$164m) investment to expand its production capacities for the Tencel and Lenzing Modal brands in both Europe and Asia.
26 May 2010
Lenzing AG has developed a new flame resistant cellulose fibre incorporating a black dyestuff that provides long-lasting colour for protective clothing.
6 April 2010
Fibre producer Lenzing Group has bought a 75% stake in Czech pulp producer Biocel Paskov AS in a move to protect it from fluctuations in pulp prices.
1 April 2010
Protective fabric maker TenCate has secured another order for its Defender M fabric, which will be used in 180,000 garments for the US Marine Corp.