Lenzing applies for 25 patents for LENZING™ Web Technology

The Lenzing Group filed a first wave of patent applications for its new LENZING™ Web Technology with the World Intellectual Property Organization. The 25 applications focus on product, process and application inventions and are part of Lenzing’s intellectual property protection strategy.

Lenzing applies for 25 patents for LENZING™ Web Technology

The LENZING™ Web Technology is a nonwoven web formation process that starts with botanic wood pulp and produces a nonwoven fabric made of 100 percent continuous lyocell filament. The technology offers a unique self-bonding mechanism where filaments bond into a fabric during the laydown process. This self-bonding mechanism allows for a much wider variety of basis weight, surface textures, drapeability and dimensional stability than other nonwoven technologies.

“Lenzing’s corporate strategy sCore TEN is very focused on driving growth via sustainability focused innovation. The new LENZING™

Web Technology is one of the most exciting Research & Development projects. The 25 patent applications related to this new technology underline our commitment to the nonwoven industry. We will continue to support our partners in their business and help consumers with sustainable innovative solutions for their everyday needs”, says Stefan Doboczky, Chief Executive Officer of the Lenzing Group.

LENZING SUPPORTS INDUSTRY INITIATIVES TO ACCELERATE RESULTS IN THE RACE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

The Lenzing Group, producer of fibers from botanic origin, expands its environmental leadership commitment. It supports first-time initiatives of the private sector addressing the UNFCCC climate conference in Katowice, Poland, (COP24), where government leaders meet to review progress towards delivering on the goals set in Paris in 2015.

As a member of the World Eco- nomic Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, Lenzing Group’s CEO Stefan Doboczky signed the WEF’s open letter to world government leaders urging greater collaboration to accelerate outcomes in the race against climate change. This letter was signed by the leaders of 50 major global businesses representing more than USD 1.5 trillion in total revenue. “The Lenzing Group, as a leader in sustainability in the textile and nonwovens industries, is passionate about addressing the challenges the industries are facing and help meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement”, says Lenzing’s Chief Executive Officer Stefan Doboczky. “Together with our partners we are ready to facilitate fast-track solutions. One of these is the change from coalfired to natural gas-fired boilers at our production facility in Nanjing, China. We have just started the transition.” “To underpin the Fashion Industry Climate Charter the signatories will work together on topics like decarbonization of the production phase, selection of climate friendly and sustainable materials, low-carbon transport, awareness of all stakeholders as well as exploring circular business models”, Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Operating Officer of the Lenzing Group says. “The Lenzing Group is committed to taking leadership concerning the challenges our industry is facing and will reduce its CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2030. One of the outstanding examples the Lenzing Group is already supporting is the REFIBRA™ technology, a circular business model which uses cotton scraps as a raw material for the production of a new virgin fiber.”

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