The Lenzing Group has outlined its sustainable manufacturing technologies investment strategy for the coming years in its latest annual report. The Austrian fibre producer claims to have “developed well” in the 2018 financial year in spite of a “significantly more challenging market environment,” due in no small part to lower selling prices for standard viscose along with higher raw material and energy costs. Lenzing cites a “special responsibility” which it believes it bears as a market-leading company in the textile and nonwoven sectors, with fundamental ecological challenges needed to be tackled directly by stakeholders throughout the supply chain.