Lenzing Launches Dyeing Method To Reduce Pollution

Austria-based Lenzing has introduced a new dyeing approach for its TENCEL™ lyocell fibers to address pollution caused by textile dyeing and finishing. Its method includes yarn pretreatment and a specific knitting technique that produces a wash-down aesthetic in ready-to-wear garment and knitwear.The company reports its one-step dyeing process can reduce water usage by up to 50 percent, energy by up to 40 percent and dyes and chemicals by up to 90 percent.

“By overcoming the limitations of traditional dyeing, our new approach is a resource-efficient alternative that helps translate into greater sustainability and more competitive operational costs for fabric mills,” said Rex Mok, vice president of Fiber Technical Marketing and Development at Lenzing.

July/August 2023