Lenzing Starts Up Extended Production Capacity

The Lenzing Group successfully completed a comprehensive extension program at its Heiligenkreuz
site in Austria and started production on schedule. A total investment of EUR 25 mill. extended
production capacity for high-quality TENCEL® fibers by 10,000 tons to almost 50,000 tons annually.
The extension essentially comprises two new spinning lines added to the second production line and
adapted and enhanced infrastructure.


In a talk with the state governor of Burgenland, Hans Niessl, in Eisenstadt, the chairman of
the Lenzing management board, Thomas Fahnemann, underlined the importance of the Burgenland site
for the Lenzing Group. “Over the past years, Heiligenkreuz has developed into a very successful
production site. Our high investment activity over the past years is proof of our future
commitment. Given the right framework conditions and market demand, we will consider future


The site produces high-quality TENCEL® fibers from the natural raw material pulp by a
particularly ecologically sound and future-oriented process. Lenzing’s TENCEL® fibers are highly
favored not only in fiber blends for textile applications but for home textiles as well. Moreover,
the fiber is highly successful in technical applications, for example in separators for the
batteries of hybrid-power cars.  


Due to its technological lead, Lenzing is the only producer of TENCEL® fibers on an
industrial scale world-wide. The fiber is also produced at the Lenzing sites in Grimsby/England and

October 28, 2008

Press Release Courtesy of Lenzing Group