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Veocel lays foundation for sustainable nonwovens future

A marquee achievement for the Veocel brand in 2020 was the announcement of the industry's finest Lenzing branded lyocell skin fibres for Veocel Beauty.

22nd December 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lenzing, Austria

Medical/Hygiene

The Veocel brand and its co-branding partners report they have shown relentless determination in the face of adversity in 2020, to continue innovating and researching sustainable materials that will see the industry emerge stronger post-pandemic. During this challenging year, the Veocel brand has achieved numerous key milestones, they say, paving the way for a sustainable future in the nonwovens industry as consumers affirm their desire for sustainable products and more brands utilize eco-conscious materials.

A marquee achievement for the Veocel brand in 2020 was the announcement of the industry's finest Lenzing branded lyocell skin fibres for Veocel Beauty. The new fibres feature Lenzing's patented Translucency technology, which are said to enhance product performance whilst remaining environmentally sound and introduce a leading supply chain transparency platform to ensure consumers can identify Veocel branded fibres in final products.

Just one year on from the introduction of Veocel's certification criteria, designed to help consumers better identify personal care and beauty products made from 100% cellulosic and biodegradable fibres, more brands, such as DeepFresh, are choosing to feature the Veocel brand logo on products, highlighting a positive and growing demand for eco-conscious products.

The nonwovens industry is now awaiting the soon-to-be announced EU Single Use Plastics Regulation, designed to alleviate environmental pollution caused by wet wipes and sanitary towels, among other common single-use plastics items. The Veocel brand team has been working closely with partners to ensure the industry is prepared for compliance and is says it is proud to offer 100% certified USDA biobased products – what is seen as being a vital step in the journey toward sustainability.

The Veocel brand says it is also honoured to be recognized for its work driving a more eco-friendly future with two major awards in 2020. The brand won the Global Citizen Community Campaign award at the China Advertising Magazine Awards for increasing eco-awareness among Chinese consumers and the pioneering Lenzing Web Technology won the Austrian State Prize for Innovation – the highest recognition for innovative achievements in Austria.

Moving toward 2021, the Veocel brand is committed to continue close collaborations with partners to spread awareness around the importance of sustainability around the world.

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