Cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has announced that its Viscose and Modal fibres have been granted the U.S. Dept. of Agiculture’s (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label.
The company said that this means that all of its standard Lenzing fibres have now been verified as derived 100 percent from nature. Its Lyocell Tencel fibre was certified as 100 percent biobased in 2011 and its FR fibre has been certified as 99 percent biobased, with the remaining content consisting of the material used to make it fire resistant.
“I am glad that our pioneering work for sustainability is being recognized by reviewers worldwide. Eco-responsibility represents a key component of our group strategy and we put a major emphasis on it,” said Lenzing CEO Stefan Doboczky. “The notable Biobased Product Label will help inform consumers about the high ecological standards of our products and our corporate values.”