Lindner produces more sustainably with new cellulose yarn


Wattwil SG – In the future, Lindner Suisse will use a thread made of cellulose twine instead of jute threads for the production of erosion control fleeces. Historical weaving crafts from the textile industry are used in the processing of the new material.

In the future, Lindner Suisse will use carrier nets made of cellulose threads for the production of Howolis wood wool nonwovens. The new substrate is expected to make the wood wool product portfolio even more sustainable, according to a statement. The basis for the natural erosion protection is a fine-meshed net, which is processed into protective fleeces for greening and in hydraulic engineering. The product is available in various versions for a wide range of requirements. For hydraulic engineering, it can be strengthened, it says.

The manufacturer of geotextiles from the St.Gallen-Lake Constance area is now able to supply an “altogether even more sustainable, thoroughly climate-friendly product” for its proven wood wool products for slope and embankment stabilization and, with the nets woven in-house, is also enabling the long local textile history to be revived.

The core for the carrier nets are biodegradable threads made of beechwood cellulose from European beechwood. Lindner Suisse manufactures the threads from it. Traditional weaving methods are used to produce the desired movable nets. To teach the craft process, retirees from the textile industry contributed their knowledge, the statement said.

The thread is considered to be even more sustainable than the jute threads previously used. These are also biodegradable, but score lower in terms of sustainability due to long transport distances. As Managing Director Thomas Wildberger explains in the release, the wood-wool nonwovens are intended to take production processes “to a new ecological level.” At the same time, Lindner wants to become independent of overseas markets. The jute threads are to be available on request until further notice. ce/heg