Research collaborations

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Wood K Plus

For more information about Wood K Plus, please see the “Biodiversity and ecosystems” chapter above.

Christian Doppler Laboratory

Lenzing is also a partner in two Christian Doppler Laboratories. One, led by the Vienna University of Technology, investigates efficient, recycling-based circular economy and aims to provide the scientific knowledge base for efficiently recovering secondary raw materials from different municipal solid waste streams. A second Christian Doppler Laboratory, which was launched just in 2023, is situated at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) at Tulln (Austria). It deals with the sustainable production of high-tech materials from cellulose.

Reducing Energy and Waste using AI (REWAI)

This national funded project (within the program AI4Green) aims to reduce the carbon and material footprint of the textile industry by reducing energy and material consumption. Together with partners Pro2Future, University of Linz and Graz University of Technology reliable, trustworthy and energy-efficient AI solutions for industrial processes analysis are developed. These will be capable of forecasting and anomaly-spotting, and will empower human operators to make informed and more timely decision on near real-time data from continuous processes.

Circular and Sustainable Textiles and Clothing (CISUTAC)

For more information about CISUTAC, please see the “Resource use and circular economy” chapter.

Bilateral research

Bilateral research is also important to Lenzing’s approach to scientific collaboration. Noteworthy examples include its collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (USA) on the biodegradability of cellulose-based materials in the maritime environment (for more information, please see the “End of product use” focus paper).

European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE)

Lenzing is also active in scientific networks such as the EPNOE and in supporting research projects, by providing input and engaging in discussions. Lenzing’s R&D experts also participate in relevant conferences and have given several talks or have been part of panel discussions with a focus on sustainability, biodiversity and recycling.

Industry associations and initiatives

Industry associations and initiatives are also an important cornerstone to deepen cooperations and develop new networks – again with a very strong focus on sustainability. The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP), of which Lenzing is a member, is a very active player in this field.

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