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TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers from Lenzing make complete sustainable shoe solutions possible. They can be used for every part in the shoe, whether as textile fiber in the upper fabric, lining, insoles and laces / zipper / sewing thread, as nonwoven fiber in insoles or padding, or as TENCEL™ Lyocell powder in outsoles.
0009 Gentle On Skin

gentle on skin

0011 Sheen

sheen (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

0004 Botanic Origin

botanic origin

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable and compostable

applicable products

upper fabrics, linings, insoles, laces, zippers, sewing thread, insoles, as TENCEL™ Lyocell powder in paddings and outer soles.

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 with regard to their aesthetics, performance and functionality.

applicable products

upper fabrics, linings, insoles, laces, zippers, sewing thread, insoles, as TENCEL™ Lyocell powder in paddings and outer soles.

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 with regard to their aesthetics, performance and functionality.

key benefits

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable and compostable

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

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. TENCEL™ Modal fibers have been certified as Biobased under the BioPreferred® Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a governmental body.

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. 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.

0009 Gentle On Skin

gentle on skin

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.

0008 Moisture Management

moisture management / thermal regulation

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal 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. 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™ emerized creates a warming effect comparable to cotton flannel.

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.

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.

0014 Sustainable Production

sustainable production of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers

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” (2000). TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have been certified as Biobased 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).

0016 Unfavoritable Bacteria Growth

unfavorable for bacterial growth

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.

key benefits

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable and compostable

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

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. TENCEL™ Modal fibers have been certified as Biobased under the BioPreferred® Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a governmental body.

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. 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.

0009 Gentle On Skin

gentle on skin

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.

0008 Moisture Management

moisture management / thermal regulation

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal 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. 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™ emerized creates a warming effect comparable to cotton flannel.

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.

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.

0014 Sustainable Production

sustainable production of TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers

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” (2000). TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers have been certified as Biobased 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).

0016 Unfavoritable Bacteria Growth

unfavorable for bacterial growth

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.

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