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General

feel right with a natural touch

TENCEL™ branded cellulosic fibers of botanic origin define a new standard of sustainability and natural comfort for your customers.

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers

TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers are known for their natural comfort and environmentally responsible closed loop production process. They deliver quality, performance and versatility. Unique physical properties lead to their high tenacity profile, efficient moisture management and gentleness to skin.

TENCEL™ Modal fibers

Brilliant in color and luster, TENCEL™ branded modal fibers are known for being exquisitely soft and pleasant to the skin. TENCEL™ Modal fibers exhibit high flexibility, resulting in a naturally soft quality to the textile. Blending TENCEL™ Modal with other fibers significantly improves the property of softness in fabrics, enhancing overall comfort.
0005 Color Retention

color retention (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

0010 Long Lasting Softness

long-lasting softness (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

applicable products

Garments and general uses.

blending partners

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are versatile and can be combined with a wide range of textile fibers such as cotton, polyester, acrylic, wool, and silk to enhance fabrics in regard to their aesthetics, performance and functionality.

TENCEL™ Modal fibers can be blended with most other fibers and processed using conventional machinery. TENCEL™ Modal is a highly compatible blending partner for cotton, and owing to the fiber’s sleek cross-section, adds long-lasting softness to fabrics, enhancing the touch even after repeated washing. Blending fibers with TENCEL™ Modal fibers significantly improves the softness. Customized colors can also be created using different ratios of blended fibers.

applicable products

Garments and general uses.

blending partners

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are versatile and can be combined with a wide range of textile fibers such as cotton, polyester, acrylic, wool, and silk to enhance fabrics in regard to their aesthetics, performance and functionality.

TENCEL™ Modal fibers can be blended with most other fibers and processed using conventional machinery. TENCEL™ Modal is a highly compatible blending partner for cotton, and owing to the fiber’s sleek cross-section, adds long-lasting softness to fabrics, enhancing the touch even after repeated washing. Blending fibers with TENCEL™ Modal fibers significantly improves the softness. Customized colors can also be created using different ratios of blended fibers.

key benefits

Matte

Matte (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Both indigo-colored dye and lyocell bers have a natural shine. LENZING™ Lyocell Matte bers are specially designed for applications to scatter light and diminish unwanted glare, and can therefore be used in place of standard lyocell bers to reduce the shine of conventional indigo-dyed denim applications made with lyocell bers. Versatility of indigo-dyed denim fabrics is achieved with LENZING Lyocell
Matte bers.

0004 Botanic Origin

botanic origin

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources, harvested from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy.*

TENCEL™ Modal fibers are mainly manufactured from beech wood, sourced from sustainable forests in Austria and neighboring countries. Beech wood forests are a natural and renewable source of raw material. A big share of the wood used at the Lenzing site comes from Austria, harvested from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy.*

Moreover, wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from sustainably managed forests. TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers have earned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® designation.

*These fibers are available with FSC® (FSC-C041246) or PEFC™ (PEFC/ 06-33-92) certification upon request.

0010 Long Lasting Softness

long-lasting softness (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

TENCEL™ Modal fibers exhibit a smooth surface and high flexibility, resulting in a naturally soft quality of the textile. The softness of TENCEL™ Modal fibers is confirmed by a variety of physical test methods, including Kawabata, TSA, Handle-o-meter, and Phabro-meter:

- Measurements and hand evaluations of softness show that fabrics made with TENCEL™ Modal fibers are twice as soft as cotton fabrics.

- The softness of TENCEL™ Modal fibers lasts longer and is able to withstand repeated wash and dry cycles compared to cotton.

- LENZING™ Modal Micro Air fibers are Lenzing’s finest and lightest wood-based fiber.

- The degrees of softness of LENZING™ Modal, LENZING™ Modal Micro and LENZING™ Modal Micro Air can be measured by handfeel assessment as well as various physical test methods such as the Tissue Softness Analyzer, Phabro-meter and Ring pull-through.

0009 Gentle On Skin

gentle on skin (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are naturally soft to the touch and offer long-lasting comfort. When viewed under an electron microscope, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a smooth surface area, giving fabrics a soft feel and ensuring comfort for sensitive skin.

0005 Color Retention

color retention (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

Color pigments embedded in spun-dyed LENZING™ Modal Color fiber retain long-lasting color vibrancy better than conventionally dyed fiber, and are less prone to fade even after repeated washing.

0006 Enhanced Breathability

contributes to breathability

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers support body temperature regulating properties through their moisture management. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of lyocell cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation. TENCEL™ Lyocell cellulose fibers have a higher vapor uptake than cotton.

TENCEL™ Modal fibers support body temperature regulating properties through their moisture management. Derived from natural material, the sub-structure of modal is structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation.

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable

All standard TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fiber types have been certified as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil, fresh water and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert back to nature.

0014 Sustainable Production

sustainable production

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have gained a commendable reputation for their environmentally responsible, closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. This economically viable manufacturing process received the European Award for the Environment from the European Commission in the category “The Technology Award for Sustainable Development”. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have been certified as Biobased by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Moreover, all Lenzing fiber production sites operate according to a certified Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety system (ISO14001, OHSAS 18001).

Fully integrated pulp and fiber production at the Lenzing site in Austria makes it possible to produce fibers in an eco-responsible way. At Lenzing, we strive to safeguard resources for future generations by the use of renewable energy from the pulp mill and by recovery of remaining components as co-products. Numerous Lenzing innovations have been integrated in the production of TENCEL™ Modal fibers, to make the process environmentally sound.

0013 Strength

strength (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are versatile and distinguished by their high tenacity profile among cellulose fibers.

0012 Smoothness

smoothness (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are naturally smooth to the touch. When viewed under an electron microscope, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a sleek surface area, enabling fabrics to glide lightly over skin.

0015 Tencel Moisture Management

moisture management (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers support body temperature regulating properties through their moisture management. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of these cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation.

The lyocell cellulose fibers have a higher vapor uptake than cotton combined with their smooth fiber surface. This supports the body’s natural thermal regulating mechanism, keeping your skin feeling cool and dry. Fabrics can also be engineered to provide warm and dry sensations on the skin.

0016 Unfavoritable Bacteria Growth

unfavorable for bacterial growth (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Through moisture management, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers absorb moisture efficiently, as measured by the Vapor Uptake test and Water Retention Value. In comparison to polyester and synthetics, and even to cotton, there is less available moisture formed on the surface of the fiber for bacteria to grow. Consequently, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers provide a less favorable environment for bacterial growth.

Particularly on three of the odor-relevant bacteria types tested, (Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli), a significantly lower growth rate was observed on TENCEL™ Lyocell compared to cotton and polyester under moderate humidity conditions.

0001 Minimal Static Charge

minimal static charge

The ability to absorb moisture makes TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers tension-free with lower electrostatic charging. In comparison with synthetics, there is an absence of electrostatic charge under normal atmospheric conditions.

0002 Drape

drape (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Fabrics containing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers produce a smooth drape, creating a flattering appearance.

0011 Sheen

sheen (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

The efficient dye uptake of LENZING™ Lyocell enables color dyes to penetrate deeply into the fiber structure, resulting in impressive color brilliance. Furthermore when viewed under an electron microscope, LENZING™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a smooth surface area, giving textiles a luxurious sheen. The combination of deeper dye uptake and smooth fiber surface makes the color of LENZING™ Lyocell fibers appear brighter and perceptibly more intense than that of cotton fabrics.

0000 Contributes To Performance

contributes to performance

The TENCEL™ brand is a family of fibers well suited to sporting activities. Efficient moisture management is assured as a result of the fiber´s structure. Submicroscopic canals between the microscopic fibrils of the individual lyocell fibers and the internal fiber structure of modal fibers regulate the absorption and release of moisture. This property proves itself to be beneficial when performing sports.

An athlete can only deliver a peak performance when supplied with the right equipment. The correct use of materials and the perfect structure are critical here: TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers can be combined with other fibers so that the resulting fabric properties in the sports textiles are optimized for the activity in question. For example in an optimum double-layer fabric construction, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers on the outer side act like a “blotting paper” and absorb moisture away from the skin.

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers can successfully be used for the development of high performance sportswear. As a component of sportswear, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers sustain its hydrophilic qualities over time, making it a practical alternative to hydrophilic topical treatments or hydrophilic synthetic fibers.

The use of TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers in minority blends with synthetic fibers will result in high performance sportswear for athletic activities, which generate high levels of perspiration. When used in the right fabric design, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers increase moisture absorption and buffering and hence better breathability, without compromising drying rate and wet cling. This results in:
• efficient moisture absorption and buffering
• equal moisture spreading
• balance of water vapor uptake and thermal comfort

key benefits

Matte

Matte (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Both indigo-colored dye and lyocell bers have a natural shine. LENZING™ Lyocell Matte bers are specially designed for applications to scatter light and diminish unwanted glare, and can therefore be used in place of standard lyocell bers to reduce the shine of conventional indigo-dyed denim applications made with lyocell bers. Versatility of indigo-dyed denim fabrics is achieved with LENZING Lyocell
Matte bers.

0004 Botanic Origin

botanic origin

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources, harvested from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy.*

TENCEL™ Modal fibers are mainly manufactured from beech wood, sourced from sustainable forests in Austria and neighboring countries. Beech wood forests are a natural and renewable source of raw material. A big share of the wood used at the Lenzing site comes from Austria, harvested from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy.*

Moreover, wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from sustainably managed forests. TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers have earned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® designation.

*These fibers are available with FSC® (FSC-C041246) or PEFC™ (PEFC/ 06-33-92) certification upon request.

0010 Long Lasting Softness

long-lasting softness (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

TENCEL™ Modal fibers exhibit a smooth surface and high flexibility, resulting in a naturally soft quality of the textile. The softness of TENCEL™ Modal fibers is confirmed by a variety of physical test methods, including Kawabata, TSA, Handle-o-meter, and Phabro-meter:

- Measurements and hand evaluations of softness show that fabrics made with TENCEL™ Modal fibers are twice as soft as cotton fabrics.

- The softness of TENCEL™ Modal fibers lasts longer and is able to withstand repeated wash and dry cycles compared to cotton.

- LENZING™ Modal Micro Air fibers are Lenzing’s finest and lightest wood-based fiber.

- The degrees of softness of LENZING™ Modal, LENZING™ Modal Micro and LENZING™ Modal Micro Air can be measured by handfeel assessment as well as various physical test methods such as the Tissue Softness Analyzer, Phabro-meter and Ring pull-through.

0009 Gentle On Skin

gentle on skin (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are naturally soft to the touch and offer long-lasting comfort. When viewed under an electron microscope, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a smooth surface area, giving fabrics a soft feel and ensuring comfort for sensitive skin.

0005 Color Retention

color retention (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

Color pigments embedded in spun-dyed LENZING™ Modal Color fiber retain long-lasting color vibrancy better than conventionally dyed fiber, and are less prone to fade even after repeated washing.

0006 Enhanced Breathability

contributes to breathability

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers support body temperature regulating properties through their moisture management. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of lyocell cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation. TENCEL™ Lyocell cellulose fibers have a higher vapor uptake than cotton.

TENCEL™ Modal fibers support body temperature regulating properties through their moisture management. Derived from natural material, the sub-structure of modal is structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation.

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable

All standard TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fiber types have been certified as biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil, fresh water and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert back to nature.

0014 Sustainable Production

sustainable production

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have gained a commendable reputation for their environmentally responsible, closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low ecological impact. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. This economically viable manufacturing process received the European Award for the Environment from the European Commission in the category “The Technology Award for Sustainable Development”. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have been certified as Biobased by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Moreover, all Lenzing fiber production sites operate according to a certified Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety system (ISO14001, OHSAS 18001).

Fully integrated pulp and fiber production at the Lenzing site in Austria makes it possible to produce fibers in an eco-responsible way. At Lenzing, we strive to safeguard resources for future generations by the use of renewable energy from the pulp mill and by recovery of remaining components as co-products. Numerous Lenzing innovations have been integrated in the production of TENCEL™ Modal fibers, to make the process environmentally sound.

0013 Strength

strength (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are versatile and distinguished by their high tenacity profile among cellulose fibers.

0012 Smoothness

smoothness (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are naturally smooth to the touch. When viewed under an electron microscope, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a sleek surface area, enabling fabrics to glide lightly over skin.

0015 Tencel Moisture Management

moisture management (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers support body temperature regulating properties through their moisture management. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of these cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation.

The lyocell cellulose fibers have a higher vapor uptake than cotton combined with their smooth fiber surface. This supports the body’s natural thermal regulating mechanism, keeping your skin feeling cool and dry. Fabrics can also be engineered to provide warm and dry sensations on the skin.

0016 Unfavoritable Bacteria Growth

unfavorable for bacterial growth (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Through moisture management, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers absorb moisture efficiently, as measured by the Vapor Uptake test and Water Retention Value. In comparison to polyester and synthetics, and even to cotton, there is less available moisture formed on the surface of the fiber for bacteria to grow. Consequently, TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers provide a less favorable environment for bacterial growth.

Particularly on three of the odor-relevant bacteria types tested, (Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli), a significantly lower growth rate was observed on TENCEL™ Lyocell compared to cotton and polyester under moderate humidity conditions.

0001 Minimal Static Charge

minimal static charge

The ability to absorb moisture makes TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers tension-free with lower electrostatic charging. In comparison with synthetics, there is an absence of electrostatic charge under normal atmospheric conditions.

0002 Drape

drape (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Fabrics containing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers produce a smooth drape, creating a flattering appearance.

0011 Sheen

sheen (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

The efficient dye uptake of LENZING™ Lyocell enables color dyes to penetrate deeply into the fiber structure, resulting in impressive color brilliance. Furthermore when viewed under an electron microscope, LENZING™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a smooth surface area, giving textiles a luxurious sheen. The combination of deeper dye uptake and smooth fiber surface makes the color of LENZING™ Lyocell fibers appear brighter and perceptibly more intense than that of cotton fabrics.

0000 Contributes To Performance

contributes to performance

The TENCEL™ brand is a family of fibers well suited to sporting activities. Efficient moisture management is assured as a result of the fiber´s structure. Submicroscopic canals between the microscopic fibrils of the individual lyocell fibers and the internal fiber structure of modal fibers regulate the absorption and release of moisture. This property proves itself to be beneficial when performing sports.

An athlete can only deliver a peak performance when supplied with the right equipment. The correct use of materials and the perfect structure are critical here: TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers can be combined with other fibers so that the resulting fabric properties in the sports textiles are optimized for the activity in question. For example in an optimum double-layer fabric construction, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers on the outer side act like a “blotting paper” and absorb moisture away from the skin.

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers can successfully be used for the development of high performance sportswear. As a component of sportswear, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers sustain its hydrophilic qualities over time, making it a practical alternative to hydrophilic topical treatments or hydrophilic synthetic fibers.

The use of TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers in minority blends with synthetic fibers will result in high performance sportswear for athletic activities, which generate high levels of perspiration. When used in the right fabric design, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers increase moisture absorption and buffering and hence better breathability, without compromising drying rate and wet cling. This results in:
• efficient moisture absorption and buffering
• equal moisture spreading
• balance of water vapor uptake and thermal comfort

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news & events

15 / 10 / 2021
Lenzing diversifies denim offering with launch of new matte TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers
06 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 2)
05 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 1)
21 / 09 / 2021
Lenzing celebrates one year launch of carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers with expansion to REFIBRA™ technology
31 / 08 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Ready-to-wear: Stay bold, stay sustainable
29 / 07 / 2021
Elevating traceability and transparency in fashion
14 / 07 / 2021
Lenzing collaborates with Orange Fiber as part of new TENCEL™ Limited Edition initiative
13 / 07 / 2021
Lenzing fabric detectives in action
23 / 06 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Create your own eco-friendly sanctuary of comfort
22 / 06 / 2021
Lenzing expands innovative fiber identification technology to TENCEL™ branded fibers
01 / 06 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: The ultimate twofer – protecting humans and our planet simultaneously
18 / 05 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Better connect with nature through eco-responsible activewear
04 / 05 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Redefining business style with work-from-home attire
20 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Welcome to the new green era for luxury fashion
09 / 04 / 2021
Lenzing showcases new carbon-zero products at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2021, setting a new trend in decarbonized home textiles
07 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Take footwear to the next level with low environmental impact materials
06 / 04 / 2021
Dr. Linen range of sustainable bed & bath linen, made using TENCEL™ branded fibers, to address hygiene & comfort needs of M.E. hospitality industry
19 / 03 / 2021
Why does it matter for brands to build consumer trust through supply chain transparency
15 / 03 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Home sweet home with an extra green eco-touch
09 / 03 / 2021
Lenzing’s TENCEL™ brand reveals what is next as the fashion industry enters a bold new phase of sustainability
15 / 10 / 2021
Lenzing diversifies denim offering with launch of new matte TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers
06 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 2)
05 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 1)
21 / 09 / 2021
Lenzing celebrates one year launch of carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers with expansion to REFIBRA™ technology
31 / 08 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Ready-to-wear: Stay bold, stay sustainable
29 / 07 / 2021
Elevating traceability and transparency in fashion
14 / 07 / 2021
Lenzing collaborates with Orange Fiber as part of new TENCEL™ Limited Edition initiative
13 / 07 / 2021
Lenzing fabric detectives in action
23 / 06 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Create your own eco-friendly sanctuary of comfort
22 / 06 / 2021
Lenzing expands innovative fiber identification technology to TENCEL™ branded fibers
01 / 06 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: The ultimate twofer – protecting humans and our planet simultaneously
18 / 05 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Better connect with nature through eco-responsible activewear
04 / 05 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Redefining business style with work-from-home attire
20 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Welcome to the new green era for luxury fashion
09 / 04 / 2021
Lenzing showcases new carbon-zero products at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2021, setting a new trend in decarbonized home textiles
07 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Take footwear to the next level with low environmental impact materials
06 / 04 / 2021
Dr. Linen range of sustainable bed & bath linen, made using TENCEL™ branded fibers, to address hygiene & comfort needs of M.E. hospitality industry
19 / 03 / 2021
Why does it matter for brands to build consumer trust through supply chain transparency
15 / 03 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Home sweet home with an extra green eco-touch
09 / 03 / 2021
Lenzing’s TENCEL™ brand reveals what is next as the fashion industry enters a bold new phase of sustainability

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