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Active

feel freedom to move with confidence

Derived from renewable wood sources, the TENCEL™ branded fibers are well suited for sporting activities. Efficient moisture management is assured as a result of the fiber´s structure. Submicroscopic canals between the microscopic fibrils of cellulose fibers regulate the absorption and release of moisture, which contribute to the performance of physical activity by keeping the wearer’s body cool and dry.

In addition to high performance sportswear, the qualities of TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers make them suitable for the growing athleisure category – designed for general wear and moderate exercise. TENCEL™ fibers will favorably influence athleisure aesthetics with its highly saturated colors, sheen, and smooth handfeel.
0006 Enhanced Breathability

contributes to breathability

0005 Color Retention

color retention (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

0009 Gentle On Skin

gentle on skin (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

applicable products

Outdoor, active sport and outer wear.

blending partners

For sports and outdoor wear, effective moisture management is essential to the wearer’s comfort. Selected combinations of TENCEL™ fibers with various synthetic fibers can help achieve optimal efficiency in removing excess moisture from the wearer’s skin.

applicable products

Outdoor, active sport and outer wear.

blending partners

For sports and outdoor wear, effective moisture management is essential to the wearer’s comfort. Selected combinations of TENCEL™ fibers with various synthetic fibers can help achieve optimal efficiency in removing excess moisture from the wearer’s skin.

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.*

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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  • To learn more, please see our TENCEL™ Active leaflet.

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To learn more, please see our TENCEL™ Active leaflet.

news & events

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03 / 03 / 2021
TENCEL™ brand delivers “True Carbon Zero” webinar in China to drive industry commitment to sustainability
01 / 03 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: The pursuit of green denim – there’s no going back
23 / 02 / 2021
Lenzing unveils pioneering TENCEL™ Modal fiber with Indigo Color technology to help elevate sustainability in the denim industry
18 / 02 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Pick the comfort that you (and the planet) deserves
02 / 02 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Vision 2050 - True Carbon Zero: New hope, new targets
11 / 11 / 2020
Smartex innovates with Lenzing, developing the first automated inspection system for circular knitting machines thus eliminating textile waste from manufacturing process
05 / 11 / 2020
Lenzing creates unprecedented supply chain traceability – incorporating Lenzing E-Branding fabric certificates and blockchain-enabled traceability platform powered by TextileGenesis™
14 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ spearheading circularity with REFIBRA™ technology to drive greater sustainability for the textile industry
13 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ brand showcases cutting edge sustainable fiber innovations at Intertextile Shanghai Autumn 2020
13 / 10 / 2020
Lenzing executives share their insights on the eco-friendly “Home Everywhere” collaboration with Hyosung
12 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Upholding a healthier lifestyle with eco-friendly functional wear
05 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Making sustainability ‘ready-to-wear’
30 / 09 / 2020
Hyosung and Lenzing collaborate to launch new sustainable “Home Everywhere” collection
28 / 09 / 2020
Lenzing scores three awards for TENCEL™ “Feels So Right” movement at the 2020 SABRE Asia-Pacific Awards
28 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Understanding the rise of sustainable home products
22 / 09 / 2020
Lenzing turns commitment into action and launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers to kick-start the decarbonization of the textile industry
07 / 04 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Take footwear to the next level with low environmental impact materials
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
03 / 03 / 2021
TENCEL™ brand delivers “True Carbon Zero” webinar in China to drive industry commitment to sustainability
01 / 03 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: The pursuit of green denim – there’s no going back
23 / 02 / 2021
Lenzing unveils pioneering TENCEL™ Modal fiber with Indigo Color technology to help elevate sustainability in the denim industry
18 / 02 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Pick the comfort that you (and the planet) deserves
02 / 02 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insights: Vision 2050 - True Carbon Zero: New hope, new targets
11 / 11 / 2020
Smartex innovates with Lenzing, developing the first automated inspection system for circular knitting machines thus eliminating textile waste from manufacturing process
05 / 11 / 2020
Lenzing creates unprecedented supply chain traceability – incorporating Lenzing E-Branding fabric certificates and blockchain-enabled traceability platform powered by TextileGenesis™
14 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ spearheading circularity with REFIBRA™ technology to drive greater sustainability for the textile industry
13 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ brand showcases cutting edge sustainable fiber innovations at Intertextile Shanghai Autumn 2020
13 / 10 / 2020
Lenzing executives share their insights on the eco-friendly “Home Everywhere” collaboration with Hyosung
12 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Upholding a healthier lifestyle with eco-friendly functional wear
05 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Making sustainability ‘ready-to-wear’
30 / 09 / 2020
Hyosung and Lenzing collaborate to launch new sustainable “Home Everywhere” collection
28 / 09 / 2020
Lenzing scores three awards for TENCEL™ “Feels So Right” movement at the 2020 SABRE Asia-Pacific Awards
28 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Understanding the rise of sustainable home products
22 / 09 / 2020
Lenzing turns commitment into action and launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers to kick-start the decarbonization of the textile industry

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