Celebrating 60 years of Lenzing’s reports
Lenzing reports (Lenzinger Berichte) of Lenzing (A) is the only corporate publication worldwide listed in “Chemical Abstracts”, the world’s most important evaluation service for original sources of chemic literature
The listing underlines the quality content of Lenzinger Reports as well as its positioning in ongoing scientific discourse. This year the publication is releasing its 91st issue on the occasion of its 60th birthday. It has been launched at the annual Manmade Fibres Congress held in Dornbirn (A) last week.
Lenzing Reports are forming a fixed component of Lenzing’s research activities since its inaugural issue in 1953. “Peter Untersperger, CEO of Lenzing AG stated “Lenuzi8ng’s innovation team has traditionally considered its achievements and findings in the field of fibre chemistry to be a contribution to the further enhancement of the entire industry”. And he specifies, that “the status of manmade cellulose fibres today as an indispensable niche fibre between polyester and cotton could be secured due to the fact that Lenzing does not keep many new technological developments to itself but deliberately makes this knowledge available to a broad professional audience”.
Lenzing Reports was established to serve both as a communication and discussion platform for important issues impacting the fibre industry. The consistently high scientific quality and the thematic range of the articles soon made the reports to become one of the most important publications in the manmade fibre industry. The Lenzinger Reports made a substantial contribution to the sustainable positioning of Lenzing as an innovation and technology leader in the global fibre industry, underlines Friedrich Weninger, Member of the Management Board of Lenzing AG with responsibility for fibre innovations. And he adds: “Lenzinger Reports has maintained its importance even in the age of global digital communications”.
A number of renowned researchers in the field of manmade cellulose and polymer fibres already use this medium to share their knowledge with industry and the academic community. The topics range from research on pulp and fibres to production and process technologies or market and marketing aspects.
Sustainability is also a regular topic of scientific discussion. For example, the full version of the 2008 life cycle analysis focusing on the environmental effects of different fibres, carried out by specialists at the University of Utrecht, was published by Lenzinger Reports in 2010. This study was the first and only of its kind to date which contrasts the environmental impact of all important textile fibres on the basis of a comparable methodology. For this it is recognised as an important reference work for the benefit of the entire industry.