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Eco Color technology

(LENZING™ Modal Color / Modal Black) This eco-responsible technology offers long-lasting color fastness and design flexibility in textiles. Fibers produced with the Eco Color technology have been certified with the EU Ecolabel for textile products (license no. AT/016/001), a label of environmental excellence awarded to products meeting high environmental standards throughout their life cycle. Fashion can be enjoyed with a clear conscience.

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.

Composed of natural material, all TENCEL™ standard Modal fibers are biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions, thus they can fully revert back to nature.

Click here to learn more about TENCEL™ Modal fibers.

key benefits

0004 Botanic Origin

botanic origin

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™ Modal fibers have earned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® designation.

0014 Sustainable Production

sustainable production

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.

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable

All standard TENCEL™ 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.

0006 Enhanced Breathability

contributes to breathability (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

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.

0001 Minimal Static Charge

minimal static charge

The ability to absorb moisture makes TENCEL™ Modal fibers tension-free with lower electrostatic charging. In comparison with synthetics, there is an absence of electrostatic charge under normal atmospheric conditions.

0005 Color Retention

color retention

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.

0010 Long Lasting Softness

long lasting softness

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.

key benefits

0004 Botanic Origin

botanic origin

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™ Modal fibers have earned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® designation.

0014 Sustainable Production

sustainable production

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.

0007 Biodegradable

biodegradable

All standard TENCEL™ 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.

0006 Enhanced Breathability

contributes to breathability (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

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.

0001 Minimal Static Charge

minimal static charge

The ability to absorb moisture makes TENCEL™ Modal fibers tension-free with lower electrostatic charging. In comparison with synthetics, there is an absence of electrostatic charge under normal atmospheric conditions.

0005 Color Retention

color retention

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.

0010 Long Lasting Softness

long lasting softness

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.

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other technologies

Indigo Color technology

A one-step spun-dyeing process incorporates indigo pigment into TENCEL™ Modal fibers. This new product delivers long-lasting indigo color with greater convenience and multiple environmental benefits.

REFIBRA™ technology

The pioneering REFIBRA™ technology involves upcycling a substantial proportion of cotton scraps, in addition to wood pulp, to produce new virgin TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers.

Micro technology

Among Lenzing’s Lyocell and Modal fiber portfolio, Micro technology offers an even finer quality of lightness and exquisite softness, producing lightweight fabrics, based on the their fine titer.

Eco Soft technology

TENCEL™ Modal fibers are produced by Eco Soft technology, offering exquisite softness to textiles.

Eco Filament technology

As a step-change in wood-based cellulosic fiber technology, TENCEL™ Luxe introduces eco-botanic filaments.

Indigo Color technology

A one-step spun-dyeing process incorporates indigo pigment into TENCEL™ Modal fibers. This new product delivers long-lasting indigo color with greater convenience and multiple environmental benefits.

REFIBRA™ technology

The pioneering REFIBRA™ technology involves upcycling a substantial proportion of cotton scraps, in addition to wood pulp, to produce new virgin TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers.

Micro technology

Among Lenzing’s Lyocell and Modal fiber portfolio, Micro technology offers an even finer quality of lightness and exquisite softness, producing lightweight fabrics, based on the their fine titer.

Eco Soft technology

TENCEL™ Modal fibers are produced by Eco Soft technology, offering exquisite softness to textiles.

Eco Filament technology

As a step-change in wood-based cellulosic fiber technology, TENCEL™ Luxe introduces eco-botanic filaments.

news & events

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TENCEL™ Insights: Home sweet home with an extra green eco-touch
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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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