Lenzing’s viscose and modal fibers have been awarded the Biobased Product Label by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The certification is proof that all standard types of fiber produced by Lenzing are fully derived from the natural and renewable raw material, wood. The company’s Lyocell fiber Tencel has been certified as 100 per cent bio-based content since 2011.
Eco-responsibility represents a key component of Lenzing’s group strategy. Lenzing is in tune with the growing trend towards ecology and sustainability. Lenzing fibers are not only derived 100 per cent from nature, but they are also returned to nature at the end of their life cycle. Standard Lenzing fibers are 100 per cent biodegradable and even compostable.
Based in Austria, Lenzing supplies to the global textile and nonwoven industry with high-quality, botanic cellulose fibers. Its portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp to standard and specialty cellulose fibers. With 79 years of experience in fiber production, the group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three cellulose fiber generations on a large scale under one roof – from viscose to modal to tencel.
The certification by USDA is designed to motivate government institutions and companies to purchase bio-based products or those which largely consist of biological materials.