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Lenzing Will Continue to Supply Flame-Resistant Fibers to the U.S. Army

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Lenzing (euro adhoc) - U.S. President Obama signs permanent import approval 

The Lenzing Group will continue to supply flame-resistant specialty fibers for a
new generation of U.S. Army combat uniforms. The signature of U.S. President
Obama on December 31, 2011 formally approving the National Defense Authorization
Act enables the delivery of "TenCate Defender™M" uniform fabrics for an
unlimited period of time ("permanent waiver"). The key component included in
this fabric is the heat protection fiber Lenzing FR® of the Austrian Lenzing
Group. In principle, only clothing products "Made in USA" are allowed for the
U.S. Army. Up until now, textiles made from Lenzing fibers were supplied on the
basis of a limited exemption granted in the year 2008. 

Lenzing exports flame-resistant fibers from Austria to its American cooperation
partner TenCate Protective Fabrics (TenCate). The company is the leading
manufacturer of flame-resistant fabrics for the U.S. Armed Forces. The
President´s signature approving the waiver now allows Lenzing to make the
required volumes of the specialty fiber Lenzing FR® available to the U.S. Army
without restrictions in the future. 

Lenzing FR® advantages
The uniform fabric Defender™M meets the enhanced need of U.S. soldiers for flame
and fire protection related to the rise in attacks using unconventional
explosive and burning devices. In contrast to other fibers, Lenzing FR® not only
offers the stipulated flame and heat protection properties, but comfort and good
breathability and last but not least the fast and reliable delivery capability
of sufficient quantities on an industrial scale. The close cooperation of
TenCate and Lenzing combines excellence in the fabric development and production
of flame-resistant fibers.
 
TenCate Defender™M fabric with Lenzing FR® fiber offers superior protection and
the high wearing comfort of conventional non-protective fabrics.

In August 2007 TenCate was officially commended by the United States Marine
Corps for superior excellence in delivering an outstanding level of quality in
its products and services in response to the demands of the U.S. Armed Forces.


Further inquiry note:
Lenzing AG
Mag. Angelika Guldt
Tel.: +43 (0) 7672-701-2713
Fax: +43 (0) 7672-918-2713
mailto:a.guldt@lenzing.com

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company:     Lenzing AG
               
             A-A-4860 Lenzing
phone:       +43 7672-701-0
FAX:         +43 7672-96301
mail:     a.guldt@lenzing.com
WWW:      http://www.lenzing.com
sector:      Chemicals
ISIN:        AT0000644505
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stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, official market: Wien 
language:   English
 



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