• All white? Lenzing fibres have now been certified as fully biodegradable in water, soil and compost.
Lenzing viscose fibres, Lenzing Modal fibres, and Lenzing Lyocell fibres are biodegradable in all natural and industrial environments, including in soil and compost, as well as in fresh and marine water

Lenzing viscose fibres, Lenzing Modal fibres, and Lenzing Lyocell fibres are biodegradable in all natural and industrial environments, including in soil and compost, as well as in fresh and marine water

Lenzing Group's wood-based cellulosic fibres have been certified for full biodegradability in freshwater by the independent research laboratory Organic Waste Systems (OWS).

The latest move means all white Lenzing viscose, modal and lyocell fibres are now certified by TÜV Austria as biodegradable in all natural and industrial environments, including in soil and compost, as well as in fresh and marine water.

The biodegradability of cellulosic fibres, cotton and paper pulp is in contrast to synthetic polyester fibres, which did not biodegrade in fresh water. This has major implications in wastewater treatment plants and potentially marine litter that harms fish and birds living in and close to the oceans, as well as all marine organisms and humans.

Lenzing Group's circular business model is based on the renewable raw material wood to produce biodegradable fibres that return to nature after use, explains CEO Stefan Doboczky. 

Lenzing recently rolled out sales and operations planning software across its business to help create a more agile and responsive supply chain that minimises waste and inefficiencies.