Lyocell Fibres – A Sustainable Solution?

This lecture is kindly sponsored by the SCI.
 
The presentation will firstly cover the way in which lyocell fibres are manufactured at Lenzing, detailing the solvent spinning system and process detail from wood pulp to finished fibres.
Secondly, it will offer a summary of a Life Cycle Analysis study carried by the University of Utrecht that compares cradle to factory gate comparisons of lyocell with other mainstream
fibres such as cotton and polyester.
The well-known application of lyocell fibre types is in the field of textiles, specifically apparel.
However, the third part of the presentation will cover new and novel industrial applications, for instance replacement of plastics in retail packaging.
Meet in the Nyholm Room of Christopher Ingold Building from 17:30 for Tea, Coffee and Doughnuts.
The talk will take place in the Ramsay LT at 18:00.
Join us after the talk for Wine, Cheese and Pizza!
CPS Members: Free of charge
Students: Purchase CPS membership on the door at £7.50 or £10 with a colour changing mug (valid for your entire degree)
Public: Free of charge