Manmade cellulosic fibre supplier Lenzing has postponed the expansion of its lyocell facility in Mobile, Alabama due to the likelihood of new trade tariffs together with higher construction costs which it says have increased the ‘risk profile’ of the project. Instead, Lenzing says it will devote resources to the expansion of its lyocell project in Thailand and confirms that although it remains committed to the continued expansion of its specialty Tencel ‘Luxe’ filament and ‘Ecovera’ traceable viscose as part of its ‘sCore’ environmental strategy – the decision would slow down the implementation of its specialty lyocell growth.