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Westex® A Milliken Brand And Lenzing Partner For Protective Textile Sustainability

Westex, a Milliken Brand, a global manufacturer of flame-resistant and arc-rated (FR/AR) textiles, and Lenzing, supplier of wood-based specialty fibers through its brand TENCEL™, last week announced a new partnership aimed at enhancing sustainability efforts within the protective apparel industry. This collaboration illustrates a long-term commitment to bring more sustainable fabric options to market and kicks off with recognizing the use of TENCEL Lyocell fiber into Westex® DH and DH Air™ fabric collections.

“Westex — along with our parent organization, Milliken & Company — and Lenzing see an incredible opportunity to reframe the sustainability conversation within the protective garments industry,” said Michael Langley, vice president of sales and marketing for Westex: A Milliken Brand. “Performance, protection and responsible manufacturing don’t have to be prioritized against each other. We’re hoping to show our customers and end users that you can find FR/AR textiles with proven protection and want-to-wear characteristics that uphold sustainability markers, too.”