AUSTRIA: Lenzing invests EUR130m in Tencel production
Cellulosic fibre maker Lenzing is constructing a "jumbo" Tencel production line at its plant in Lenzing, Austria, which will go into operation in 2014.
The state-of-the-art plant represents an investment of EUR130m (US$173m) and will result in "the most modern fibre production line in the world," the company says.
It will have an annual capacity of 64,000 tonnes and, in addition to Tencel, the facility will also produce Lenzing Modal and FR fibres. Tencel is currently produced at Lenzing sites in Heiligenkreuz (Austria), Grimsby (UK), and Mobile (US).
The capacity expansion comes in response to growing demand for Tencel in new textile and apparel applications, including jeans, sportswear and outerwear.
An interactive databank with intelligence on the major apparel sourcing countries
- Under Armour defends questions over strategy
- Cheap polyester contributes to cotton import shift
- TPP trade pact in milestone signing by 12 nations
- Combating the new normal – 10 trends for 2016
- Gap deepens social and environmental efforts
- Bangladesh factory fire renews worker safety fears
- Syrian refugee children found in Turkish factories
- China factory activity continues to deteriorate
- Key Bangladesh safety issues still not fixed
- Southeast Asia – a strategic sourcing review
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Wearable technology: The future market potential for smart garments and e-textiles
- Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2021
- Wearable Technology Market by Product, Application, Type, & Geography - Global Forecast to 2020
- E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2014-2024