Note the stated intention to supply pre-blends of viscose and Tencel from Mobile. Was this related to worries over fibrillation or a desire to offer less expensive bales of unique product to the market?
Courtaulds Engineering Ltd, Coventry, UK, will be the main engineering contractor for the new £47m Courtaulds Fibers Inc., solvent-spun cellulosic fibre plant in Alabama, USA. The facility will be the first full-scale production unit for Tencel fibre; it is being built adjacent to a rayon manufacturing plant. CEL will also provide project management services. By summer 1992 the new plant will have 18,000tpy production capacity, and will supply unblended and pre-blended with rayon Tencel products to the US textiles and nonwoven markets.
Anon., Eur. Chem. News, vol. 55, no. 1449, 26 Nov. 1990, p. 29