The presentation will firstly cover the way in which lyocell fibres are manufactured at Lenzing, detailing the solvent spinning system and process detail from wood pulp to finished fibres.
Secondly, it will offer a summary of a Life Cycle Analysis study carried by the University of Utrecht that compares cradle to factory gate comparisons of lyocell with other mainstream fibres such as cotton and polyester.
The well- known application of lyocell fibre types is in the field of textiles, specifically apparel. However, the third part of the presentation will cover new and novel industrial applications, for instance replacement of plastics in retail packaging.
Time: 17:45 for 18:15
Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ
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