The challenge of sustainability

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The challenge of sustainability

  1. 1. Alsico Academy A plus A
  2. 2. Radius: 6.371 km Age: 4,54 Billion Years Inhabitants: 7,046 Billion
  3. 3. Alexander Gstettner, Enduse Market Manager, Lenzing AG, Austria
  4. 4. The word sustainability is derived from the Latin sustinere (tenere, to hold; sus, up). Brundtland Commission of the United Nations on March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”
  5. 5. Timber Wood Chips Pulp Fiber
  6. 6. Fiber raw material wood      Sustainable, renewable unlimited raw material Cellulose is the most important construction material of nature Cellulose growth approximately 40 Million Tons/Year 0,3% of all cellulose used for Pulp Industry Fiber Pulp has different quality compared to paper pulp
  7. 7. Flame resistant solutions INHERENT HYBRID TREATED “A specific property, existing in something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute” “A textile material constructed with inherent FR and non-FR yarns in system combination (e.g. warp and weft)” “A textile material that has a chemical topical finishing, that makes the textile more resistant to flame” Fabric Fabric Fabric Yarn •Inherently permanent FR •Permanent FR Yarn Yarn •Topically treated •Non-permanent •Changing textile properties, durability, hand,…
  8. 8. Synthetic FR Fibers
  9. 9. Acreage for one ton of fiber Waterconsumption for one ton of fiber Global Warmingindex for one ton of fiber CO² CO² CO² CO² Cotton
  10. 10. Conclusion Customers are demanding Best performance less impact on nature ≠ Keeping a constant challenge for textile industry Lenzing fibers are not only the most sustainable solution… … but also the most comfortable and protective!

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