The development of sustainable fiber and nonwovens innovations for hygiene, body care and medical applications plays an increasingly important role. The producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, and Hof University, Hof/Germany, opened a new Nonwoven Development Center (VEZ) at the university campus Münchberg/Germany on September 24, 2020.
Thus as a strategic partner, Lenzing has access to a state-of-the-art development line. The pilot plant in the VEZ allows the resource-efficient development of fiber and nonwovens innovations for a wide range of applications including hygiene, body care and medical. In line with the sCore Ten strategy which focuses on sustainability and climate protection, the Lenzing group concentrates on sustainable innovations, which are agreed in an optimum manner to the needs of the value chain. With its Veocel branded wood-based cellulose fibers, Lenzing has been laying the foundations for many years for sustainable nonwovens applications and will test and develop innovative ideas using the new possibilities offered by the VEZ. The company already established new certification standards for the Veocel brand in 2019. Since then, certified manufacturers can use the Veocel logo with blends of biodegradable cellulose fibers. With its #ItsInOurhands environmental initiative, the Veocel brand also actively contributes to creating awareness as far as sustainability is concerned.