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Footwear

feels comfy, naturally

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 (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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news & events

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
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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