Lyocell fibers for aquatic farming
The loss of conventionally used synthetic fibers and plastics in the ocean accounts for 80% of all marine pollution. This is not only dangerous for marine life but also for humans as we consume some of these microplastics through our food. The development of 100% wood based mussel nets with Lenzing lyocell fibers contributes to the reduction of the annual plastic quantity in the marine environment.
The Lenzing Group initiated the project in collaboration with the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI), Chemnitz/Germany, and FIUM GmbH & Co. KG – Institut für Fisch & Umwelt (FIUM), Rostock/Germany.