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Seven cellulosic-fibre producers feature in the first CanopyStyle Audits


 CanopyStyle Report

Canopy, the global not-for-profit environmental protection forum in association with independent third-party auditors Preferred by Nature and SCS Global Services publicly released the first CanopyStyle Audits featuring man-made cellulosic fibre producers and a dissolving pulp supplier. Canopy, dedicated to protecting forests, species, and climate, has collaborated with over 900 companies to develop cutting-edge environmental policies that transform unsustainable supply chains, spark innovative solutions, and protect the planet’s remaining ‘Ancient and Endangered Forests’. “Canopy is very pleased to see more and more producers join the CanopyStyle initiative and follow through to get audited,” said Amanda Carr, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Canopy. “Canopy’s doors are wide open to all global producers of man-made cellulosic fibre who want to collaborate to forward Ancient and Endangered Forest conservation, as well as the scaling up of low-impact Next Generation fibre solutions.”

The extensive audits spanned the global manufacturing of man-made fibres sourced from ancient and endangered forest and other controversial sources. The audited companies were found to be low risk

Participating cellulosic-fibre producers

Jilin Chemical Fiber Stock is a holding subsidiary of Jilin Chemical Fiber Stock. Founded in 1960 and put into operation on August 1, 1964, the listed company specializes in viscose fibre. Its main products are viscose filament and viscose staple yarn. The designed production capacity for filament fibre is 80,000 tons and for the staple fibre is 125,000 tons. The company is one of the top 10 enterprises in China's chemical fibre industry.

Xinxiang Chemical Fiber was established in March 1993 in China and is a subsidiary of the Xinxiang Bailu Investment Group. The company has two mills with 200,000 tons of production capacity, 80,000 tons of which is man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) and the rest spandex.

Kara Fiber is a new lyocell production facility based in Gaziantep, Turkey and part of Kara Holding, which focuses on production of nonwoven textiles, yarn, plastics, and man-made cellulosic fibre. Kara Fiber started production of Lyocell (brand name Ecocell) in October 2021 and is still in the testing phase while already selling Lyocell fibre.

ENKA manufactures endless viscose yarns (multi-filament yarns) from pure cellulose under the trademark ENKA® Viscose. Located in Industriecenter, Obernburg, Germany since 1924, it’s the largest chemical fibre manufacturing site in Western Europe. An additional textile treatment plant is located in Gorzow, Poland.

PT. Rayon Utama Makmur also known as RUM Indonesia is a rayon or viscose staple fibre manufacturer. It produces viscose staple fibre (VSF) for the textile industry by using dissolving pulp as input material and has 80,000 tons capacity in a year.

Kelheim Fibres GmbH, headquartered in Kelheim, Germany, is a producer of viscose specialty fibres. Its fibres under GALAXY®, DANUFIL®, VISETA® and VILOFT® trademarks, are used to produce textiles, hygiene, and medical products, specialty papers as well as technical and household products.

Cosmo is an affiliate of The Gores Group and was established to restore, restart and operate the former Weyerhaeuser Specialty Cellulose Mill. Cosmo Specialty Fibers produces lyocell, viscose, acetate, ethers, MCC, and nitrocellulose dissolving pulp. Products are made from Pacific Northwest USA softwoods, primarily Douglas Fir and western hemlock.


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