USDA extents its Biobased certification to Lenzing Viscose and Lenzing Modal

LENZING, Austria, February 16, 2017-

Lenzing - Lenzing Viscose® and Lenzing Modal® fibers including all their product families were awarded the Biobased Product Label granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The prestigious certification is further proof that all standard types of fibers produced by Lenzing are fully derived from the natural and renewable raw material wood. The company’s Lyocell fiber TENCEL® has already been certified as 100 percent biobased content since 2011. Lenzing FR® has now also been certified as 99 percent biobased. The residual amount is for material used to make the fiber fire-resistant.

“I am glad that our pioneering work for sustainability is being recognized by reviewers worldwide. Eco-responsibility represents a key component of our group strategy and we put a major emphasis on it”, explains Lenzing CEO Stefan Doboczky. “The notable Biobased Product Label will help inform consumers about the high ecological standards of our products and our corporate values”, he added.

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