Lenzing celebrates 20 years of Tencel fibre production

Lenzing celebrates 20 years of Tencel fibre production :: WTiN – Executive Intelligence from World Textile Information Network.


Lenzing has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Tencel fibre production, which it manufacturers at three sites located in Austria, Great Britain and the US, by holding a commemorative ceremony and customer symposium.

Originally produced at a plant built by British company Courtaulds in Mobile, Alabama, US, the facility was taken over by Lenzing as part of the acquisition of the Tencel Group in 2004.

In recent years it has been technologically upgraded, and annual production capacity has increased to the current level of about 50,000 tonnes of Tencel fibres.

Currently, Lenzing manufactures Tencel fibres at three sites: Heiligenkreuz (Austria) with an annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes, Grimsby (Great Britain), featuring a capacity of approximately 40,000 tonnes each year, and the Mobile plant.

A fourth production plant is currently being constructed in Lenzing (Upper Austria). Total annual capacity will amount to 60,000 tonnes, and the facility will be the first second-generation Tencel plant.

On the occasion of the special commemorative ceremony, Lenzing CEO Peter Untersperger emphasised the importance of the Tencel technology.

“Tencel has been the biggest technological step forward in the man-made cellulose fibre industry since the invention of viscose fibres about 100 years ago,” he said. “The development of the fibre over the last 20 years only marks the beginning of a success story which will continue for many decades to come.”

Mr Untersperger added that Tencel ideally combines the need for competitive production costs compared to other fibres with the requirement of ensuring sustainable, environmentally compatible production.

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Calendar of Technical Textiles Events 2013





New York, USA

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt USA

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Technotex 2013

New Delhi, India

Organizer: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Ministry of Textiles India

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MFA National Convention 2013

Cape Coral, Fl., USA

Organizer: Marine Fabricators Association, IFAI

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Salt Lake City, Ut., USA

Organizer: Nielsen Expositions

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IFAI Japan Forum and New Product Showcase

Osaka, Japan

Organizer: IFAI Japan

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Composites 2013

Orlando, USA

Organizer: American Composites Manufacturers Association

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ExpoProducción Trade Exposition

Mexico City, Mexico

Organizer: Clarion Events North America Inc.

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IDEX 2013 International Defense Exhibition & Conference

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Organizer: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

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IFAI Japan Spring Meeting and New Product Showcase

Tokyo, Japan

Organizer: IFAI Japan

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JEC Europe 2013 Composites and Conferences

Paris, France

Organizer: JEC Group

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Techtextil North America 2013

Anaheim, Cal., USA

Organizer: Messe Frankfurt USA

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Geosynthetics 13

Anaheim, Cal., USA

Organizer: Geosynthetics Materials Association, IFAI

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2013 AATCC International Conference

Greenville, USA

Organizer: American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

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SYFA Spring Conference

Charlotte, USA

Organizer: Synthetic Yarn & Fiber Association

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IDEA 2013 International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo

Miami Beach, Fla., USA

Organizer: INDA

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2013 Outlook Conference

Greensboro, No. Car., USA

Organizers: Narrow Fabrics Institute and United States Industrial Fabrics Institute

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Super Expo 2013

Gold Coast, Australia

Organizers: Specialised Textiles Association and Blind Manufacturers Association of Australia

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ShanghaiTex 2013

Shanghai, China

Organizer: Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd
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Techtextil 2013

Frankfurt, Germany

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JEC Asia 2013 Composites Show and Conferences


Organizer: JEC Group

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Outdoor Retailer Summer Show

Salt Lake City, Ut., USA

Organizer: Nielen Expositions

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Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI)

London, UK

Organizer: Clarion Events

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JEC Americas 2013 Composites Show & Conferences

Boston, USA

Organizer: JEC Group

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Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013/Advanced Textiles Conference and Trade Show

Orlando, USA

Organizer: Industrial Fabrics Association International

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SGIA Expo 2013

Orlando, USA

Organizer: Specialty Graphics Imaging Association

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Avantex Protection, Gentex Corp & Norfab attending ExpoProtection Paris next week

Next week the most important exhibition in protective clothing, technical textiles and safety products will be held at Portes de Versailles at pavillions 7. & 7.3


Avantex Protection will be attending the event with a booth at Hall 7.2 – H33 in collaboration with its business partners:

Gentex Corp: Aluminized fabrics for radiant heat protection & molten metal splash solutions

Norfab Inc: Heat protective textiles, cut protective fabrics and yarns, Electrical Arc Protective fabrics and DREF Yarns solutions

we all expect you to visit us.

Would you need any information please contact me @ +33 678 926 670

Use of DREF technology for specific end uses in technical textiles – case study

Use of DREF technology for specific end uses in technical textiles – case study – Free Technology Industry Articles – Fibre2fashion.com.

main applications: Blankets for the hometex range and military uses, as well as for hotels, hospitals, camping plaids etc.; Secondary carpet backing for tufted carpets and filler yarns for carpet wefts; Filter cartridges for liquid filtration; Canvas for the military and civil sectors -Asbestos substitutes (e.g. heavy protective clothing and gloves, gaskets, packings, clutch- and brake linings, flame retardant fabrics etc.); Filler yarns for the cable, packaging, shoe and carpet industries; High-tenacity, core yarns for ropes, transport and conveyor belts; High tenacity fire resistant protective clothing ; Composites for the aviation, automotive and engineering industries etc.1

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Chemical protective clothing market set for growth

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looks like the industry experts think the CBRN market will grow but the main piece of the cake will be given to disposable suits and equipment manufacturers


ISO11612 – Protective clothing against heat and flame

A list of fabrics classified by certification level of the old EN531, now ISO 11612



Aluminized fabric style 1299-074

  • 180 gsm aluminized fiber glass fabric
  • the lightest in the world with a C4 certification and a double aluminization by Dual Mirror

  • Pass EN 531 (ISO  11612): A, B1, C4



Aluminized aramid ripstop style 1088

The lightest and most flexible aluminized fabric for entry suit

Polytenex Armor Panels test conducted by Samson Operations on Vimeo

Belgium Armor Technology and BMG Armor Research Philippines Polytenex Armor Panels (Low Cost, water resistant and Light weight panel) test conducted by Samson Operations CEO Jon Shenkin at Mountain View Firing Range in Angeles City, Pampanga