TENCEL™ product types
The TENCEL™ brand can be applied to certified products made from a family of fibers of botanic origin, falling into three main types according to the production process:
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are extracted from sustainability grown wood using a unique closed loop system which recovers and reuses the solvents used, minimizing the environmental impact of production. Unique physical properties lead to their high tenacity profile, efficient moisture management and gentleness to skin.
TENCEL™ Modal fibers are extracted from naturally grown beech wood by an environmentally responsible integrated pulp-to-fiber process, which is self-sufficient in energy and recovers co-products from component parts of the wood. This flexible fiber is renowned for its exceptional softness.
TENCEL™ Lyocell Filament
A new variant of the Lyocell production process enables Lenzing to produce extremely fine filament yarn, branded as TENCEL™ Luxe, which produce silky-smooth luxury fabrics with color vibrancy and a flowing liquid-like drape.
Lenzing uses a number of technologies applied to its fibers (individually or in combination) to modify their characteristics according to customer needs:
(LENZING™ Lyocell RB)
The pioneering REFIBRA™ technology involves upcycling a substantial proportion of cotton scraps e.g. from garment production, in addition to wood pulp, where the raw material is transformed to produce new virgin TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers to make fabrics and garments.
Based on the award-winning efficient closed loop production process as standard TENCEL™ Lyocell fiber, REFIBRA™ technology is Lenzing’s first step to contribute to the circular economy in the textile industry.
(LENZING™ Lyocell Micro / Micro LF / Micro A100, LENZING™ Modal/ Modal Micro/ Modal Micro Air/ Modal Loft)
Among Lenzing’s Lyocell and Modal fiber portfolio, Micro technology offers even a finer quality of lightness and exquisite softness, producing lightweight fabrics, based on the their fine titer. Using Micro technology, TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are extra fine and light cellulose fibers from sustainable wood sources. TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers pioneer a new dimension of exquisite softness and lightness, offering long-lasting natural comfort. Fabrics containing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers offer efficient moisture absorption to ensure natural skin comfort.
Eco Soft technology
TENCEL™ Modal fibers are produced by Eco Soft technology, offering exquisite softness to textiles. The technology uses elemental chlorine-free bleaching in an integrated pulp-to-fiber process that has high recovery rates of process ingredients and causes very low air emissions. It predominantly uses surplus renewable energy from the pulp mill making this fiber an environmentally responsible choice as proven by the EU Ecolabel.
Eco Soft O2 technology
- available on customer request
- uses totally chlorine-free (TCF) oxygen-based bleaching in an integrated pulp-to-fiber process.
Eco Color technology
(LENZING™ Modal Black/ Color)
This eco-responsible technology offers long-lasting color-fastness and design flexibility in textiles.
Dope-dyed TENCEL™ Modal fibers provide efficient ecological advantages, substituting the resource intensive conventional dyeing process. This brings significant life cycle savings of water and energy from cradle to finished fabric, for example up to 50% of energy and water savings as well as 60% less carbon footprint, resulting in lower environmental impact, compared to conventionally dyed fabrics.
Dope-dyed TENCEL™ Modal fibers retain long-lasting color vibrancy, including the popular color Black, more than conventionally dyed fiber, and are less prone to fade even after repeated washing.
Fibers produced under the Eco Color technology have been certified with the EU Ecolabel, a label of environmental excellence awarded to products meeting high environmental standards throughout their life cycle. Fashion can be enjoyed with a clear conscience.
Eco Filament technology
(LENZING™ Lyocell Filament)
As a step-change in wood-based cellulosic fiber technology, TENCEL™ Luxe introduces eco-botanic filaments, derived from the renewable resource wood on a commercial scale, with sustainability at its core based on an environmentally sound closed loop process.
The filament is derived from sustainable wood sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. Lenzing is committed to sourcing wood from non-controversial sources and strives to protect ancient and endangered forests as well as high conservation value areas.
technologies x fibers
|LENZING™ Lyocell A100 |
LENZING™ Lyocell LF
LENZING™ Lyocell Fill
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|LENZING™ Lyocell RB|
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|LENZING™ Lyocell Filament|
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|LENZING™ Lyocell Micro|
LENZING™ Lyocell Micro LF
LENZING™ Lyocell Micro A100
| TENCEL™ Modal|
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|LENZING™ Modal Micro|
LENZING™ Modal Micro AIR
LENZING™ Modal Loft
|LENZING™ Modal Color|
LENZING™ Modal Black
fibers x products
|fiber types||technologies||branded offer|
|TENCEL™ Lyocell||TENCEL™ General
TENCEL™ for Footwear
|Eco Filament||TENCEL™ Luxe|
|TENCEL™ Modal||Eco Soft||TENCEL™ General|
TENCEL™ for Footwear