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Intimate

feel the light embrace of softness

Derived from renewable wood sources, TENCEL™ Intimate cellulosic fibers gently embrace your body with long-lasting softness to help your skin feel pleasantly cool and dry throughout the day and night. As a result of the smooth fiber surface, TENCEL™ Intimate cellulosic fibers offer an exquisitely gentle quality that creates a barely there feel.
0006 Enhanced Breathability

contributes to breathability

0009 Gentle On Skin

gentle on skin (TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers)

0010 Long Lasting Softness

long-lasting softness (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

applicable products

Underwear, home wear and inner wear.

blending partners

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers can bring enhanced softness and comfort to garments in this category when blended with traditional intimate wear fibers such as cotton, silk and synthetics.

applicable products

Underwear, home wear and inner wear.

blending partners

TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers can bring enhanced softness and comfort to garments in this category when blended with traditional intimate wear fibers such as cotton, silk and synthetics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

news & events

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
21 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Sustainable Development Goals for denim Industry
14 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Bringing sustainability to the spotlight of innerwear
07 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Textile industry’s pivot to sustainability
03 / 09 / 2020
Reducing the environmental impact: Perspectives from Lenzing’s mill partners on TENCEL™ Modal fibers with Eco Color technology
31 / 08 / 2020
Lenzing hosts virtual innovation pavilion at Texworld USA’s first-ever online fair to promote sustainability and connecting industry partners
31 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Making sustainable functional wear the new normal post COVID-19
27 / 08 / 2020
Lenzing creates unprecedented level of traceability
24 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: How the ‘ready-to-wear’ segment can navigate through COVID-19
17 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Key considerations for home textiles following pandemic outbreak
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
21 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Sustainable Development Goals for denim Industry
14 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Bringing sustainability to the spotlight of innerwear
07 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Textile industry’s pivot to sustainability
03 / 09 / 2020
Reducing the environmental impact: Perspectives from Lenzing’s mill partners on TENCEL™ Modal fibers with Eco Color technology
31 / 08 / 2020
Lenzing hosts virtual innovation pavilion at Texworld USA’s first-ever online fair to promote sustainability and connecting industry partners
31 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Making sustainable functional wear the new normal post COVID-19
27 / 08 / 2020
Lenzing creates unprecedented level of traceability
24 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: How the ‘ready-to-wear’ segment can navigate through COVID-19
17 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Key considerations for home textiles following pandemic outbreak

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