New highly functional Sympatex laminates of biodegradable TENCEL® fibres

New highly functional Sympatex laminates of biodegradable TENCEL® fibres

Sympatex Technologies to present the first results of its new cooperation with Lenzing AG from Austria at the “Performance Days 2017” in Munich (April 26-27)

– From wood to clothing – ecological through all steps: Sympatex Technologies will present another milestone of its “agenda 2020” at the Performance Days (26 to 27 April 2017) in Munich. The ecological alternative amongst the functional textile specialists presents first results of its new cooperation with Lenzing AG: highly functional laminates based on botanic TENCEL® fibres combining excellent breathability and extremely pleasant wear comfort without making any compromises on wind or water resistance. 

Sympatex Brook Liner_orgAccording to its consistently sustainable corporate strategy, Sympatex has decided to provide the best possible combination of ecological compatibility and textile performance. The functional specialist from Munich pays close attention to avoiding other disadvantages, such as high water or energy consumption as part of the adjustment to natural polymers. The highly functional laminates based on botanic TENCEL® fibres from Lenzing are produced in a highly environmentally friendly procedure that is considered to be the cleanest technology for the cellulose fibre production of the future. They are exclusively produced from certified wood of sustainable cultivation and are biodegradable. 

“Our agenda 2020 passed at the beginning of this year is based on a precise road map. It comprises, amongst other things, that we want to produce PTFE- and PFC-free Sympatex laminates in a completely climate neutral way by 2020. As part of it, we are also planning to only use natural resources as material, whenever possible. Thanks to the cooperation with Lenzing, we have taken a huge step forward to fulfil our goal of improving the overall ecological balance“, explains Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO of Sympatex Technologies.

The Lenzing Group is a world market leader headquartered in Austria, whichLenzing biodegraation meets performance operates production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality, botanic cellulose fibres. Its portfolio ranges from dissolving wood pulp to standard and specialty cellulose fibres.

Lenzing’s quality and innovative strength set global standards for cellulose fibres. With 79 years of experience in fibre production, the Lenzing Group is the only company in the world which is able to produce significant volumes of all three cellulose fibre generations – from the classic Lenzing Viscose® branded fibres to the Lenzing Modal® branded fibres and the TENCEL® lyocell fibers. In 2016 Lenzing introduced the RefibraTM branded recycling fibre, a product innovation based on recycled cotton scraps.

The Lenzing Group’s success is based on consistent customer orientation combined with innovation, technology and quality leadership. Lenzing is committed to the principles of sustainable management with very high environmental standards and can underscore this commitment with numerous international sustainability certifications for its business processes as the most sustainable company in the sector. In addition to fibres, which form the core business, the Lenzing Group is also active to a lesser extent in the fields of engineering and plant construction.

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