Lenzing plans new world-scale lyocell fibers plant in Thailand
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Lenzing plans new world-scale lyocell fibers plant in Thailand

7:21 AM, 3rd July 2017
Lenzing plans new world-scale lyocell fibers plant in Thailand
Wood-based cellulose fibers for the textile and hygiene industry are the core competence of the Lenzing Group. (File photo)

PRACHINBURI, THAILAND: Lenzing AG said that it plans to build a state-of-the-art facility to produce lyocell fibres in Prachinburi, Thailand.

The company aims to significantly increase its share of speciality fibres as a proportion of total revenue. Following the expansion drive already underway in Lenzing and Heiligenkreuz (both in Austria), Grimsby (Great Britain) and Mobile, Alabama (US).

For this purpose, Lenzing is establishing a subsidiary in Thailand and purchasing a commercial property in Industrial Park 304 located in Prachinburi near Bangkok. A definitive decision on constructing the new production plant will be made in the first quarter of 2018. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2020.  

The selection of Industrial Park 304 in Prachinburi was based on its excellent overall infrastructure, outstanding expansion opportunities and the sustainable biogenic energy supply. Similar to the plant in Mobile, the planned production facility will be constructed on the basis of the latest state-of-the-art technology and feature a capacity of up to 100,000 tonnes annually.

This site will strengthen the worldwide lyocell network of the Lenzing Group and enable its global customers to source TENCEL branded fibres from Europe, North America and Asia.

“The planned expansion underscores our commitment to support the business growth of our customers, which will result in offering them even more environmentally friendly products by using TENCEL fibres, the world’s most sustainable Botanic fibres,” said Stefan Doboczky, CEO of Lenzing.

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