Wipe without worry: Lenzing fibers certified biodegradable


In Austria, Lenzing says its Viscose, Modal, and Lyocell brand fibers have been certified fully biodegradable in water, soil, and compost by Organic Waste Systems. The fibers are made from wood-based cellulose. OWS tested the fibers according to the international ISO 14851 standard.

Lenzing says the fibers provide a sustainable alternative to synthetic fibers that harm fish, birds, oceans, marine organisms, and humans. Lenzing’s fibers are particularly suited for wet wipes and other hygiene products.

“The Lenzing Group operates a truly circular business model based on the renewable raw material wood to produce biodegradable fibers returning to nature after use,” says Stefan Doboczky, chief executive officer of the Lenzing Group.