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Lenzing AG and Partners Win Austrian State Prize 2018 for Smart Packaging

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* The Packnatur® reusable cellulose bag wins State Prize in the B2C category
* Bags are made from wood-based fibers of Lenzing AG, which are biodegradeable
* Bags were developed together with VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH and are utilized
  by Coop and REWE for fruits and vegetables


Lenzing/ Vienna - Lenzing AG was granted the Austrian State Prize 2018 for Smart
Packaging this year together with its partners. The Federal Ministry of Digital
and Economic Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism
bestowed the Austrian State Prize this week in the B2C category on the
Packnatur® reusable wood-based bag. This reusable bag is made with fibers
produced by Lenzing AG and was developed by Lenzing and its partner VPZ
Verpackungszentrum GmbH. The bags are utilized in the supermarkets of the Swiss
food retailer Coop and the Austrian firm REWE International AG.

The Packnatur® reusable cellulose bag is particularly suited for the packaging
of fruit and vegetables and serves as an ideal replacement for plastic bags. The
jury provided the following reasons to justify the selection of the winner: The
Packnatur® reusable cellulose bag comprises a long-lasting, reusable packaging
solution made of a renewable raw material but not at the expense of food. It has
very pleasant haptics and supports longer shelf life of food.

LENZING TM fibers are made from the natural and renewable raw material wood. For
this reason, they are biodegradable. Moreover, they pollute neither rivers nor
seas with microparticles washed out in the process of washing.

The Austrian State Prize for Smart Packaging was granted on the occasion of the
3rd Austrian Packaging Day. This year for the 58th time, the objective of this
award is to highlight modern packaging solutions and excellent projects as best
practice examples and thus put the national packaging industry in the
international limelight.





Further inquiry note:
Mag. Waltraud Kaserer
Vice President Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Werkstraße 2, 4860 Lenzing, Austria

Phone  +43 7672 701-2713
Mobile  +43 664 81 31 834
Fax       +43 7672 918-2713
E-mailw.kaserer@lenzing.com
Web   www.lenzing.com


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FAX:          +43 7672-96301
mail:      office@lenzing.com
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