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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 regards 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 due 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 regards 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 due 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

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. These fibers are also available with FSC®(C041246) or PEFC™ certification upon request.

Moreover, wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from sustainably managed forests. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have been certified as Biobased under the BioPreferred® Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a governmental body.

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. These fibers are also available with FSC®(C041246) or PEFC™ certification upon request.

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

0010 Long Lasting Softness

long-lasting softness (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

Exquisite softness derives from fine fibers, creating softer textiles. TENCEL™ Modal fibers exhibit a smooth surface and high ­exibility, 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 TENCEL™ Modal fibers are twice as soft as cotton.

- 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 is Lenzing’s finest and lightest wood-based fiber.

- The degrees of softness of LENZING™ Modal, Modal Micro and Modal Micro Air can be measured by various handfeel assessment as well as 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 dope-dyed TENCEL™ Modal fibers retain long-lasting color vibrancy better than conventionally dyed fiber, and are less prone to fade even after repeated washing.

0006 Enhanced Breathability

enhanced breathability

Through moisture management, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers support the body’s natural thermal regulation. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of 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 and Modal cellulose fibers have a higher vapor uptake than cotton combined with their smooth fiber surface. This supports the body’s natural thermal regulating mechanism.

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable

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

0014 Sustainable Production

sustainable production

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have gained the 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 Bio-based by the U.S. 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 highly versatile and distinguished by their greater strength among cellulose fibers. TENCEL Lyocell fibers in TENCEL Denim match the durability of cotton, so has a long-lasting quality.

0012 Smoothness

smoothness (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are naturally smooth to the touch, as evidenced by the TSA/Tissue Softness Analyzer test. 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 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, as evidenced by the skin sensory Alambeta test that shows that TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers emerized creates a warming effect comparable to cotton ­annel.

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, 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, offering better hygienic qualities.

Note: TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers do not have additives to actively reduce bacterial growth.

0001 Minimal Static Charge

minimal static charge

The ability to absorb moisture makes TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers tension-free with no electrostatic charging. In comparison with synthetics, there is an absence of electrostatic charge under normal atmospheric conditions.

0003 Color Vibrancy

color vibrancy (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

The smooth surface and efficient dye uptake of LENZING™ Lyocell A100 enables color dyes to penetrate deeply into the fiber structure, resulting in impressive color brilliance, as shown on the Lyocell Color vibrancy test.

0002 Drape

drape (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Soft to the touch, fabrics containing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers produce a smooth drape, creating a flattering appearance.

0011 Sheen

sheen (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Viewed under an electron microscope, LENZING™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a sleek surface area, giving textiles a luxurious sheen. The deeper dye uptake and smooth fiber surface of LENZING™ Lyocell fibers make them shine perceptibly more intensively than cotton fabrics.

0000 Contributes To Performance

contributes to performance

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 to optimize the resulting fabric properties of sportswear for any sporting activity. For example, in an optimum double-layer fabric construction, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers on the outer side act like “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, the fibers sustain hydrophilic qualities over time (with a fiber surface that attracts water), making it a practical alternative to hydrophilic topical treatments or hydrophilic synthetic fibers.

Blending TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers with synthetic fibers result in high performance sportswear for athletic activities, which can generate high levels of perspiration. When used in the right fabric design, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers offer a quick drying effect through efficient moisture absorption and buffering, resulting in enhanced breathability, without compromising drying rate and wet cling. This results in equal moisture spreading, balance in water vapor uptake and thermal comfort.

key benefits

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. These fibers are also available with FSC®(C041246) or PEFC™ certification upon request.

Moreover, wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from sustainably managed forests. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have been certified as Biobased under the BioPreferred® Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a governmental body.

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. These fibers are also available with FSC®(C041246) or PEFC™ certification upon request.

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

0010 Long Lasting Softness

long-lasting softness (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

Exquisite softness derives from fine fibers, creating softer textiles. TENCEL™ Modal fibers exhibit a smooth surface and high ­exibility, 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 TENCEL™ Modal fibers are twice as soft as cotton.

- 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 is Lenzing’s finest and lightest wood-based fiber.

- The degrees of softness of LENZING™ Modal, Modal Micro and Modal Micro Air can be measured by various handfeel assessment as well as 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 dope-dyed TENCEL™ Modal fibers retain long-lasting color vibrancy better than conventionally dyed fiber, and are less prone to fade even after repeated washing.

0006 Enhanced Breathability

enhanced breathability

Through moisture management, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers support the body’s natural thermal regulation. Derived from natural material, the microscopic fibrils of 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 and Modal cellulose fibers have a higher vapor uptake than cotton combined with their smooth fiber surface. This supports the body’s natural thermal regulating mechanism.

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable

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

0014 Sustainable Production

sustainable production

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have gained the 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 Bio-based by the U.S. 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 highly versatile and distinguished by their greater strength among cellulose fibers. TENCEL Lyocell fibers in TENCEL Denim match the durability of cotton, so has a long-lasting quality.

0012 Smoothness

smoothness (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are naturally smooth to the touch, as evidenced by the TSA/Tissue Softness Analyzer test. 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 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, as evidenced by the skin sensory Alambeta test that shows that TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers emerized creates a warming effect comparable to cotton ­annel.

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, 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, offering better hygienic qualities.

Note: TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers do not have additives to actively reduce bacterial growth.

0001 Minimal Static Charge

minimal static charge

The ability to absorb moisture makes TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers tension-free with no electrostatic charging. In comparison with synthetics, there is an absence of electrostatic charge under normal atmospheric conditions.

0003 Color Vibrancy

color vibrancy (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

The smooth surface and efficient dye uptake of LENZING™ Lyocell A100 enables color dyes to penetrate deeply into the fiber structure, resulting in impressive color brilliance, as shown on the Lyocell Color vibrancy test.

0002 Drape

drape (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Soft to the touch, fabrics containing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers produce a smooth drape, creating a flattering appearance.

0011 Sheen

sheen (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

Viewed under an electron microscope, LENZING™ Lyocell fibers exhibit a sleek surface area, giving textiles a luxurious sheen. The deeper dye uptake and smooth fiber surface of LENZING™ Lyocell fibers make them shine perceptibly more intensively than cotton fabrics.

0000 Contributes To Performance

contributes to performance

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 to optimize the resulting fabric properties of sportswear for any sporting activity. For example, in an optimum double-layer fabric construction, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers on the outer side act like “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, the fibers sustain hydrophilic qualities over time (with a fiber surface that attracts water), making it a practical alternative to hydrophilic topical treatments or hydrophilic synthetic fibers.

Blending TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers with synthetic fibers result in high performance sportswear for athletic activities, which can generate high levels of perspiration. When used in the right fabric design, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers offer a quick drying effect through efficient moisture absorption and buffering, resulting in enhanced breathability, without compromising drying rate and wet cling. This results in equal moisture spreading, balance in water vapor uptake and thermal comfort.

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