Filo61: Lenzing And The Versatility Of Cellulosic Fibers

BIELLA, Italy — February 22, 2024 — Cellulosic fibers are characterized by their versatility and wide range of potential applications. They are making inroads in a wide range of different sectors either in their 100% form or blended with other fibers. The main areas for use are in underwear, denim, shirts and bed linen. However, cellulosic fibers are also making a comeback in carpets and upholstery fabrics. In some cases, they are the answer to the demand for “plastic free” packaging.

As part of the” Dialoghi di Confronto” of the 61st edition of Filo, Carlo Covini – Business Development Lenzing AG – illustrates the exceptional characteristics of cellulosic fibers in the talk “Versatility of cellulosic fibers – A wide range of applications”.

The appointment is at Allianz MiCo-Milano, Filo Networking Area

  • Thursday 29 February 2024, at 12 (noon)

Thanks to their biodegradability, fibre such as TENCEL are an ideal partner for natural fibers, bestowing a greater softness on cotton, limp, hemp and wool. In accessories, they are paired with silk and cashmere. While for some years now their market conquest has also included footwear where these fibers feature strongly in uppers, shoelaces and insoles as well as in the form of short fibers used on the inside of soles to enhance the shoe’s “grip” when in contact with ice. Applications extend to technical and protective clothing blended with other fibers, frequently of the synthetic kind or which offer specific performances, and coated or laminated fabrics to improve the comfort and moisture management. New developments are noticeable in blends with mechanically recycled fibers: here the lyocell fiber is an ideal partner due to its silkiness and resistance to breaking and improves the hand and performance of yarns.

The 61st edition of Filo takes place on the 28th and 29th of February 2024 at Allianz MiCo – Milan (via Gattamelata 5).

Posted: February 22, 2024

Source: Filo