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Lenzing's Refibra Technology For Textile Waste Recycling

Updated : 15-Oct-2020

Refibra Technology

Refibra is Lenzing's technology for production of Tencel lyocell fibres using post-consumer textile waste as part of recycled raw material. Refibra technology feature the upcycling of a substantial proportion of pre-consumer cotton scraps from garment production and mixing with virgin wood pulp, to produce new Tencel lyocell fibres.

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Sustainability Benefits

  • All the cloths are 100% biodegradable
  • The raw materials are sourced from sustainably managed forests.


  • The scaled production of Tencel lyocell fibres using post-consumer cotton waste is a key milestone for Lenzing’s pursuit to build a fully sustainable textile ecosystem.

End user sector

  • Textile Machinery
  • Garment and Apparel Manufacturers and Producers
  • Textile Material Manufacturers and Recyclers
  • Post-Consumer Textile Waste Aggregators

How does this work?

  • Wood from sustainably managed forests and cotton scraps from pre and post-consumer sources are combined to produce pulp.
  • Lyocell fiber is produced with the closed loop REFIBRA Technology.
  • The yarn & fabric is then converted to home and fashion products.
  • The products produced itself are biodegradable.

About the Company

Lenzing™ is the specialty industrial brand under the Lenzing Group. The brand provides smart, innovative, and environmentally friendly solutions that are from botanic origin and made in sustainable production processes to ensure advanced performance and sustainability. Tencel™, Lenzing™, Ecovero™, Refibra™ and VeocelL™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.

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  • Production professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Textile waste management professionals
  • Value chain components

    • Textile fabric production

    Product Category

    • Fabric


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