The Lenzing Group has made significant technical improvements to its Purwakarta site (PT. South Pacific Viscose) in Indonesia. Lenzing has invested more than Euro 100 million since 2021 to convert existing production capacity to specialty viscose. With the imminent completion of the investment, Lenzing is in a better position to serve the strongly growing demand for specialty fibers.
The company is striving for the Ecolabel standard certification to enable the full product portfolio of Ecovero branded fibers for textiles and Veocel branded fibres for nonwoven applications to be supplied from the plant.
Moreover, Lenzing has set the goal of significantly reducing emissions at the site. The site started to obtain renewable grid electricity and promotes a changeover to biomass in line with Lenzing’s goals of reducing carbon emissions per ton of product by 50% by 2030 and achieving carbon-neutral production by 2050.
“The demand for speciality fibres with low environmental impacts continues to grow. We see enormous growth potential in Asia in particular,” said CEO Stephan Sielaff.