Lenzing says the advantages of adapting the Modal production process are clear

Lenzing says the advantages of adapting the Modal production process are clear

As part of its continued investment into its Modal branded fibres, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has adapted the production process and filed a patent to protect its new technology, which it says could lead to higher production efficiency in the spinning mill.

The company is currently working to boost its share of speciality fibre turnover to 50% by 2020, under its new group strategy, Score Ten, with Lenzing Modal fibres and the MicroModal branded fibres playing an "important part" in this goal.

"Specialisation is a key element of Lenzing's strategy," says CCO Robert van de Kerkhof. "Lenzing is, and shall continue to be, one of the technological leaders in the field of Modal production even after fifty years. We are working continuously on improvements to our processes and have set further benchmark in Modal production with the adaptation of our production steps."

Lenzing says the advantages of adapting the Modal production process are clear: "Customers benefit from the very good processability which makes it easier to produce high-quality yarns. Different climatic zones, which can lead to problems with processing, play a less important role. Even different spinning technologies play a lesser role when processing the new Lenzing Modal fibers. Moreover higher production efficiency could be reached in the spinning mill."

The firm adds a patent has been filed for this new technology making Lenzing Modal fibres universally applicable in the fibre processing industry.

Last month, Lenzing partnered with US textile major Cone Denim and US yarn marker Unifi on what the trio claim is the industry's first certified fade-resistant black denim, made from Lenzing Modal and Repreve recycled filament fibres.

New fade-resistant black denim features Lenzing Modal and Repreve