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Lenzing, Weyerhaeuser Partnership to Build Pilot Line

June 10, 2009

TencelWeb technology creates nonwovens from lyocell.

Lenzing and Weyerhaeuser have started a pilot plant in Lenzing, Austria, to explore the commercial potential of TencelWeb—a new technology to produce nonwoven fabrics directly from lyocell.. TencelWeb provides an alternative to petroleum-based nonwovens by applying both meltblown and spunbond technology to raw materials made from renewable wood fiber. The fabric has potential in industrial and personal care products.

The two companies announced in July 2008 they had formed a partnership to make sustainable nonwovens out of lyocell.

“This cooperation combines over 20 years of Lenzing's expertise in the development of lyocell staple fiber and Weyerhaeuser's extensive experience in applying technology to cellulose to create innovative and sustainable products,” said Don Atkinson, vice president of market development and innovation for the Cellulose Fibers business at Weyerhaeuser.

The next stage of the partnership will focus on understanding process economics and the unique capabilities of TencelWeb, said Robert Smith, new business and innovation director of Lenzing’s Business Unit Nonwovens.

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