High demand for Tencel cellulosic fibre has encouraged Courtaulds plc to accelerate construction of its new 42,000tpy lyocell production facility in Grimsby, UK. The plant was to be built in two stages, the first of which (30,000tpy capacity) was due to be commissioned in 1997; now it will be constructed in a single stage and this, together with the use of new technology currently being installed at the plant in Mobile, Alabama, USA, will increase the company's lyocell production capacity to just under 100,000tpy in 1998. Plans for a plant in Southeast Asia were announced in 1995, but its location was not stated.
Anon., Nonwovens Rep. Int., no. 303, June 1996, pp 5-6