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The Austrian Lenzing Group plans to invest more than € 1 billion in sustainable 'lyocell' fiber production facilities in the coming years. The first expansion phase, the construction of a new plant in Prachinburi (Thailand), has now been approved.
Editorial office / Thailand

Lenzing’s “TENCEL™ lyocell fibers are manufactured in an efficient closed-loop process, contributing to circularity in the textile industry. The pioneering REFIBRA™ technology involves upcycling a substantial proportion of cotton scraps, for example from garment production, in addition to wood pulp sourced from certified sustainable forestry.

Low emissions

The new plant will have a capacity of 100,000 tons and feature investments of approximately EUR 400 million. The location was selected based on its excellent overall infrastructure and the sustainable biogenic energy supply, which leads to low CO2 emissions.

Over the coming years Lenzing will further expand at the site in Thailand, which has space for several plants. The investment in the first phase already includes the general infrastructure that will benefit future expansion. Lenzing will continue to look for potentially expanding lyocell production in other parts of the world as well.

Construction will start this fall and production will commence towards the end of 2021.