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Companies collaborate to develop novel lyocell-based nonwoven fabrics

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Austrian-based Lenzing Group, maker of cellulose staple fibers, and Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way, Wash., a forest products company, will work together on the development of novel lyocell-based nonwoven fabrics. The objective of the collaboration is to develop a technology for the large-scale industrial production of an innovative and sustainable cellulose-based material for industrial and personal care applications. The technology will provide an alternative to petroleum-based materials in nonwoven products with raw materials based on renewable wood fiber.

SOURCE Lenzing Group, Weyerhaeuser

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