Lenzing Modal®, a modal fiber from Lenzing, is naturally soft on the skin and exceptionally ecological. The fiber is produced, using Edelweiss technology. Edelweiss stands for a "symbiotic" production process - pulp, the raw material, is produced at the same site as the Modal fiber itself. Thus production can be done while going easy on energy and other resources. Simply Edelweiss!
Raw material beech wood
The way that beech trees grow is something truly special. They multiply by "rejuvenation" which means that the trees propagate by themselves. No artificial irrigation or planting is required. Thus beechwood forests are a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material. More than half of the wood used at Lenzing comes locally from Austria and the remainder is from neighboring countries. Beechwood from forests which apply prevailing forestry legislation and sustainable methods is used exclusively.
Innovative environmental technology
Lenzing is a pioneer when it comes to wood refineries. The process needed for this were developed by Lenzing and are not commercially available. Numerous Lenzing environmental innovations are integrated in the production of Lenzing Modal®. The key part of Edelweiss is the Edelweiss® fiber technology which is based on oxygen-based chemistry. Thus Lenzing Modal® is produced in an environmentally responsible way from the pulp through to the fiber.
Up to 95% of the Lenzing Modal® production materials are recovered at Lenzing as a result of innovative environmental processes. This gentle treatment is what makes it possible for the Lenzing Modal® production site to be located in the middle of a tourist area.
Lenzing Modal® is the trade name of the modal fiber from the House of Lenzing.
Lenzing Modal® is protected by a global certification system and is registered as a brand worldwide.