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Lenzing AG / Pure Nature: Biochemicals of the Lenzing Group Given Official Biocertification

Published: April 18, 2017; 13:27 · (FriedlNews)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture grants its "biobased" certificate to the acetic acid, furfural and magnesium lignosulfonate produced by the Lenzing Group.


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture grants its "biobased" certificate to the
acetic acid, furfural and magnesium lignosulfonate produced by the Lenzing

Lenzing - The biochemicals acetic acid, furfural and magnesium lignosulfonate
manufactured in the biorefinery of the Lenzing Group were granted the Biobased
Product Label by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This prominent
certification is further official proof that the above-mentioned products of
the Lenzing Group are derived 100% from the natural and renewable raw material

"Lenzing stands for a responsible approach to nature. For this reason, we use
100% of the natural resource wood, from the core to the bark - as pulp,
bioenergy and biochemicals such as acetic acid", explains Lenzing CEO Stefan
Doboczky. "That is why we are very pleased that our pioneering role with
respect to the issue of sustainability has gained worldwide recognition", Mr.
Doboczky adds.

The Lenzing Group produces dissolving pulp at its sites in Lenzing, Austria and
Paskov, Czech Republic. All the valuable raw materials are extracted from the
wood within the framework of a cascading use. Acetic acid is derived from beech
wood in the pulp production process, is recovered in several process steps and
processed into high quality, food-grade acetic acid, for example for the food
industry. Furfural is a product utilized as a solvent in the refining of
lubrication oil, to name one example. Magnesium lignosulfonate is found in
animal food or fertilizers.

On this basis of this award, Lenzing once again underlines its very high
ecological standards. Just a few months ago, Lenzing Modal® fibers and Lenzing
Viscose® fibers, including all product families, were also given the USDA
Certified Biobased Product Label. The particularly environmentally compatible
TENCEL® fibers have already been certified as biobased since the year 2011.

BioPreferred program The certification of biobased products is part of the
BioPreferred program implemented by the USDA. It is designed to motivate
government institutions and companies to purchase biobased products or those
which largely consist of biological materials.

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Further inquiry note:
Lenzing AG
Mag. Waltraud Kaserer

Vice President Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Tel.: +43 (0) 7672 701-2713
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company: Lenzing AG

A-A-4860 Lenzing
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FAX: +43 7672-96301
sector: Chemicals
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