Lenzing To Expand European, Asian Sites
Cellulosic fiber producer Lenzing Group, Austria, will invest 120 million euros in 2010 to expand
production sites in Europe and Asia.
Annual capacity will be increased to 260,000 tons and an eco-friendly ozone bleaching facility for pulp production will be added to the Lenzing, Austria, plant. The company will increase Tencel® capacity at Heiligenkreuz, Austria, from 10,000 tons to 60,000 tons per year. The Grimsby, England, site will be renovated to manufacture a special Tencel fiber. Improved production efficiencies at Indonesia-based subsidiary PT South Pacific Viscose, which has just increased capacity by 60,000 tons to 220,000 tons, will enable a further capacity increase to 238,000 tons.