Austrian company Lenzing AG has announced the acceptance of the name Lyocell by BISFA as the generic name for solvent-spun viscose rayon. A solvent-spun rayon from Courtaulds Fibers Inc. called Tencel is reported to show similar characteristics, i.e. high strength and the tendency to fibrillate under certain conditions. As all the solvent employed in the solvent-spun rayon process is reclaimed and recycled and no unpleasant effluent is emitted, the new Lenzing technology is justifiably labelled as environmentally friendly.
Anon., Nonwovens Mark., vol. 6, no. 14, 12 July 1991, p. 8