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Lenzing AG: Young Scientist Award: the new Lenzing Prize for research projects on ethical and sustainable fashion

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Lenzing AG: Young Scientist Award: the new Lenzing Prize for research projects on ethical and sustainable fashion

03.02.2022 / 10:00
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Sub. : A new competition has been launched for undergraduate and graduate students working on innovative solutions to address the environmental challenges facing the textile industry. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2022. The winning project will receive a prize of 5,000 euros.

Lenzing – The Lenzing Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialty wood-based fibres, will award the Young Scientist Award for the first time in 2022 for outstanding research in the field of fibers and textiles. The Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC Dornbirn) is an ideal platform for the recently launched research competition. Bachelor’s and Master’s students will have the opportunity to submit their scientific work in the categories of fashion and circular economy, textile recycling and the innovative use of bio-based fibers to a jury of recognized experts from the industry.

The jury consists of Karla Magruder (founder of Acceleration Circularity), Friedericke von Wedel-Parlow (Beneficial Design Institute Berlin) and Dieter Eichinger (head of standardization and innovation, general secretary of BISFA). The winning project will receive a prize of 5,000 euros. The aim is to promote student work and create a networking platform with the textile and fiber industry.

“As a leading innovator in improving fibers and weaves for decades, Lenzing is uniquely positioned to make a real difference and create a more sustainable future. Advancing research and development and supporting young scientists in the development of their ideas at all times is not only an issue that is close to our hearts. We believe that innovation and technological progress are essential to succeed in addressing the pressing environmental challenges we face” , said Robert van de Kerkhof, board member of the Lenzing Group and president of the Austrian Fiber Institute.

The Austrian Fiber Institute as organizer of the GFC

The Austrian Fiber Institute is the organizer of the 61st Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress on a non-profit basis. The event, which will take place from September 14 to 16, 2022, will provide an ideal setting for the presentation of the Young Scientist Award.

The Austrian Fiber Institute, headquartered in Vienna, was founded in 1960 by fiber producers and the Austrian textile industry to promote the market launch of fibers and fiber products. The institute also provides opportunities for the exchange of fiber-related information and experiences and supports engagement with educational institutions. The GFC aims to encourage the international exchange of experience in close liaison with the representative body based in Brussels.

The Austrian Fiber Institute focuses on issues relating to the future, which will also be on the agenda of the GFC, including aspects such as fiber innovations, sustainability and the circular economy.

Candidates for the Young Scientist Award can submit their work (final projects, articles, etc.) in English between February 01, 2022 and June 15, 2022 to the following email address: [email protected]. For more information, please see the “Submission Requirements” document in the download link below.

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About the Lenzing Group

The Lenzing Group stands for the environmentally responsible production of special fibers made from wood, a renewable raw material. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner to global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and is responsible for many new technological developments.

The Lenzing Group’s high-quality fibers form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from stylish women’s clothing to versatile denims and high-performance sportswear. Due to their consistently high quality, biodegradability and compostability, Lenzing fibers are also ideally suited for hygiene products and agricultural applications.

The business model of the Lenzing Group goes far beyond that of a traditional fiber producer. Together with its customers and partners, Lenzing develops innovative products along the entire value chain, thereby creating added value for consumers. The Lenzing Group strives to use and process all raw materials efficiently and offers solutions to help reorient the textile sector towards a closed-loop economy. To reduce the rate of global warming and meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Commission’s “Green Deal”, Lenzing has a clear vision: to make a zero-carbon future a reality.

Key facts and figures Lenzing Group 2020
Turnover: 1.63 billion euros
Rated capacity: 1,045,000 tons
Employees: 7,358


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