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AUSTRIA: Lenzing extends CFO Winker's contract Katie Smith | 11 Jul 12

The supervisory board of Austrian fibre maker Lenzing has extended the contract of its chief financial officer Thomas Winkler for a further three years.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing invests EUR130m in new Tencel plant Petah Marian | 4 Jul 12

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.

US: Crailar to blend with Lenzing fibres on new yarns Katie Smith | 11 May 12

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing launches Edelweiss microfibre Leonie Barrie | 14 Feb 12

Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is this month launching a new microfibre version of its eco-friendly Edelweiss product.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing sues over alleged patent breach Richard Woodard | 18 Jan 12

Fibre maker Lenzing has taken legal action against a rival engineering firm over the alleged violation of patents relating to its Lyocell technical fibre.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing to produce Smartcel and SeaCell fibres Leonie Barrie | 23 Dec 11

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.

just-style management briefing: High-tech materials get more functional Mark Rowe | 1 Nov 11

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.

SOUTH KOREA: Samil Spinning inks Defender M fabric deal Leonie Barrie | 19 Oct 11

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing develops new eco-friendly fibre Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 11

Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing has developed a new eco-friendly fibre produced by what the company describes as an "innovative, eco-friendly manufacturing technology".

just-style management briefing: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's collective efforts Ben Cooper | 5 Aug 11

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.

Prime Source Forum 2011: Quote/unquote - day 1 Leonie Barrie | 1 Apr 11

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.

Global news roundup just-style.com | 18 Mar 11

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.

just-style management briefing: Innovation is key to sustainable success just-style.com | 3 Mar 11

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.

SPAIN: ITMA expands with fibre and yarn showcase Heather Whyley | 14 Feb 11

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing launches skin-boosting Tencel fibre just-style.com | 13 Jan 11

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing to raise fibre prices by 10% just-style.com | 3 Dec 10

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing fibres in high demand amid cotton hike just-style.com | 17 Nov 10

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing fibres invests US$164m in expansion just-style.com | 24 Sep 10

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing adds black dyestuff to FR fibre just-style.com | 26 May 10

Lenzing AG has developed a new flame resistant cellulose fibre incorporating a black dyestuff that provides long-lasting colour for protective clothing.

AUSTRIA: Fibre firm Lenzing invests in Czech pulp producer just-style.com | 6 Apr 10

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.

US: TenCate in new military shirt order just-style.com | 1 Apr 10

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.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing invests EUR80m in fibre production just-style.com | 29 Mar 10

Fibre producer Lenzing Group is to invest nearly EUR80m in expanding capacity and modifying production at its sites in Lenzing, Austria and Nanjing in China, the company has said.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing bullish despite 17% FY profit dip just-style.com | 17 Mar 10

Fibre manufacturer The Lenzing Group is optimistic about its prospects in 2010 despite a 17% dip in 2009 full-year profit to EUR64.4m (US$88.7m).

US: Buhler to handle Microtencel launch just-style.com | 23 Feb 10

Buhler Quality Yarns has been named as the exclusive US launch partner for Microtencel, a microfibre lyocell developed by Austrian company Lenzing.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing to market Viloft branded fibres just-style.com | 15 Feb 10

Viscose fibre maker Lenzing AG is to add the Viloft brand from Kelheim Fibres GmbH to its global portfolio in a move that expands the range of fibre technologies on offer to the textile market.

INDONESIA: New line ups Lenzing production just-style.com | 10 Feb 10

Fibre producer Lenzing Group has boosted capacity at its Indonesian subsidiary with successful trials of its fourth production line.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing invests EUR120m in fibre expansion just-style.com | 14 Dec 09

Cellulose fibre firm Lenzing Group, the company behind the Tencel and Modal brands, is investing EUR120m (US$176m) in its European and Asian sites in 2010 as part of plans to ramp up production capacity.

Eco-friendly focus takes centre stage at Intertextile Vicky Sung | 10 Nov 09

While textile fairs around the world are still struggling to shrug off the heavy cloak of recession, the crowded aisles at the recent Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics’ ten exhibition halls suggest recovery is already underway. As Vicky Sung reports, eco-friendly production and sustainability dominated the show.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing targets Tencel at children’s wear just-style.com | 21 Sep 09

Cellulose fibre maker Lenzing AG is making a push for the children’s wear market with its Tencel fibre.

AUSTRIA: Lenzing Q2 profit rebounds on fibre demand just-style.com | 24 Aug 09

Austrian viscose fibres maker Lenzing AG has returned to profit in the second quarter of its financial year, and says it is seeing “a revival of demand” in the global fibre market.






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