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Lenzing continues to invest in Modal

Lenzing Modal fibres are an important part in Lenzing's fibre portfolio.

8th November 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lenzing

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

Lenzing, a leader in marketing and manufacturing man-made cellulose fibres, continues to invest in Modal semi-synthetic cellulose fibres towards technological leadership. Lenzing Modal fibres are an important part in Lenzing's fibre portfolio. The fibres specialists stand out with 50 years of experience in the production and marketing of the fibres. By adapting the Modal production process, Lenzing says it is further underscoring its work towards technological leadership.

“Specialisation is a key element of Lenzing's strategy. The share of specialty fibres at Lenzing should be increased to 50% of turnover by the year 2020. Lenzing Modal fibres and the MicroModal branded fibres play an important part in this,” explained Robert van de Kerkhof, CCO of the Lenzing group.

“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.”


According to Lenzing, adapting the Modal production process offers a number of advantages, including 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 fibres, the company explains.

Moreover, higher production efficiency could be reached in the spinning mill. A patent has been filed for this new technology making Lenzing Modal fibres universally applicable in the fibre processing industry.

Global success

For fifty years Lenzing Modal fibres have been a permanent feature in international collections in the fashion industry. Lenzing Modal fibres are particularly successful with figure-hugging products, such as day and night wear and homewear. Certification according to Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex Class 1 makes the fibres particularly well suited to baby and children's clothing, which could be a future market for Lenzing Modal fibres.

The Lenzing Modal fibres production is largely on beech wood, and the fibres are bio-degradable. Thanks to the eco-friendly production at the site in Lenzing – with high recovery rates of process ingredients and very low air emissions – Lenzing Modal fibres are the “Edelweiss fibre technology fibres”. Lenzing Modal fibres were awarded the EU-Eco Label AT/016/001.

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