Web Exclusive | November 2017
Lenzing continues to invest in Modal
Lenzing Modal® branded fibres are an important part in Lenzing's fibre portfolio. The fibres specialists stand out with 50 years of experience in the production and marketing of the fibres. By adapting the Modal production process, Lenzing is further underscoring its work towards technological leadership.
“Specialisation is a key element of Lenzing's strategy. The share of speciality fibres at Lenzing should be increased to 50% of turnover by the year 2020. Lenzing Modal® fibres and the MicroModal® branded fibres play an important part in this. Lenzing is and shall continue to be one of the technological leaders in the field of Modal production even after fifty years. We are working continuously on improvements to our processes and have set further benchmark in Modal production with the adaptation of our production steps,” Robert van de Kerkhof, CCO of the Lenzing group, explains.
The advantages of adapting the Modal production process are clear: Customers benefit from the very good processability which makes it easier to produce high-quality yarns. Different climatic zones, which can lead to problems with processing, play a less important role. Even different spinning technologies play a lesser role when processing the new Lenzing Modal® fibres. Moreover higher production efficiency could be reached in the spinning mill.. A patent has been filed for this new technology making Lenzing Modal® fibres universally applicable in the fibre processing industry.
For fifty years Lenzing Modal® fibres have been a permanent feature in international collections in the fashion industry. Lenzing Modall® fibres are particularly successful with figure-hugging products such as day and night wear and homewear. Certification according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Class 1 makes the fibres particularly well suited to baby and children's clothing, which could be a future market for Lenzing Modal® fibres.