A cooperation agreement has been signed by LenzingAG, Lenzing/Austria, and Södra, Växjö/Sweden, a producer of pulp, with the clear objective of making a decisive contribution to addressing the enormous textile waste challenges of the industry and the society.
The cooperation involves the transfer of knowledge between the 2 companies, and a joint process development followed by a capacity expansion for pulp from post-consumer waste. The goal is to process 25,000 tons of textile waste per year by 2025. The jointly developed pulp OnceMore will subsequently also be used as a raw material for the production of Lenzing’s Tencel x Refibra branded specialty fibers.
The OnceMore process combines wood cellulose with textile waste to create a pure, high-quality dissolving pulp which can be used to produce new clothing and other textile products.
During 2022, a new investment will 10-fold the production capacity of OnceMore pulp and reach a higher level of recycled textile content.
The goal for 2025 is to process 25,000 tons of textile and offer a OnceMore pulp based on wood material and 50% recycled textile material.