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Indigo Color technology

Lenzing brings you a new tradition in indigo

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. Take a look at the advantages of this process compared with conventional indigo dyeing.

Tencel Indigo Color Infographic 20210113

As compared with conventional indigo dyeing, TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color technology typically has a smaller carbon footprint and offers savings of water, chemicals and energy while producing less waste. Resource savings will vary depending on specific operating parameters; as an indication, in tests conducted by Lenzing* the following savings were achieved:

In general, the higher the percentage of TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color technology used in the fabric, the greater the potential savings. Lenzing’s results are based on tests using 100% LENZING™ Modal Color Indigo fibers. Customers are recommended to perform their own calculations based on their individual variables and are responsible for the accuracy of the results.

*source: GAVILAN AD

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.

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.

Tencel Certified Safe

certified safe

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification confirms that TENCEL™ Modal fibers have been tested for numerous regulated and non-regulated harmful substances and are therefore harmless for human health.

Tencel  Rubbing Fastness

rubbing fastness

As compared with conventionally dyed indigo fibers, color retention of TENCEL™ Modal fibers with Indigo Color technology is superior through dry and wet crocking and rubbing. The color is less prone to fade even after repeated abrasion in everyday wear, and color is not transferred to other surfaces even when garments are wet.

Tencel  Commercial Laundry Color Adjustment

commercial laundry color adjustment

Despite the resistance to home-laundry fading of LENZING™ Modal Color Indigo fibers, wash-down effects can be achieved using commercial denim laundry techniques.

key benefits

0004 Botanic Origin

botanic origin

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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

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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.

0006 Enhanced Breathability

contributes to breathability (TENCEL™ Modal fibers)

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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.

Tencel Certified Safe

certified safe

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The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification confirms that TENCEL™ Modal fibers have been tested for numerous regulated and non-regulated harmful substances and are therefore harmless for human health.

Tencel  Rubbing Fastness

rubbing fastness

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As compared with conventionally dyed indigo fibers, color retention of TENCEL™ Modal fibers with Indigo Color technology is superior through dry and wet crocking and rubbing. The color is less prone to fade even after repeated abrasion in everyday wear, and color is not transferred to other surfaces even when garments are wet.

Tencel  Commercial Laundry Color Adjustment

commercial laundry color adjustment

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Despite the resistance to home-laundry fading of LENZING™ Modal Color Indigo fibers, wash-down effects can be achieved using commercial denim laundry techniques.

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other technologies

Eco Clean technology

Eco Clean technology brings totally chlorine-free-bleached TENCEL™ Modal fibers to the textile industry, offering one of the most responsible and cleanest choices within all existing modal fibers.

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 Color technology

This eco-responsible technology offers long-lasting color-fastness and design flexibility in textiles.

Eco Filament technology

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

Eco Clean technology

Eco Clean technology brings totally chlorine-free-bleached TENCEL™ Modal fibers to the textile industry, offering one of the most responsible and cleanest choices within all existing modal fibers.

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 Color technology

This eco-responsible technology offers long-lasting color-fastness and design flexibility in textiles.

Eco Filament technology

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

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World-renowned marine research institute confirms biodegradability of LENZING™ fibers
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Lenzing diversifies denim offering with launch of new matte TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers
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17 / 05 / 2022
Lenzing boosts circularity and traceability through collaboration with UTEXBEL
27 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ brand launches Tree Climate fabric collection for sustainable outdoor apparel
12 / 04 / 2022
Lenzing E-Branding masterclass – customer training on the pulse of time
07 / 04 / 2022
Sustainability in the making: Lenzing Group and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto collaborate to bring together art, know-how, commitment and innovation
06 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ Insights: The sustainable revolution for the world’s best-known fabric: Denim
01 / 04 / 2022
TENCEL™ celebrates 30 years of strong partnerships
31 / 03 / 2022
Celebrating 30 years of forest-to-fabric innovation with TENCEL™
08 / 03 / 2022
Lenzing E-Branding Service’s new features provide customers added value and improved user experience
03 / 03 / 2022
Lenzing successfully opens world’s largest lyocell plant in Thailand
28 / 02 / 2022
TENCEL™ and VEOCEL™ showcase sustainable fiber applications to next generation at Eco Pro Exhibition in Japan
28 / 02 / 2022
TENCEL™ Insights: Be kind to yourself, and kinder to our planet
27 / 01 / 2022
TENCEL™ celebrates 30 years of sustainable fiber innovation
20 / 12 / 2021
TENCEL™ Insight Q&A: Textile Exchange positively impacts climate change with support of TENCEL™’s #MakeItFeelRight campaign
13 / 12 / 2021
The TENCEL™ brand reveals carbon-zero fiber innovations at Intertextile Shanghai Autumn 2021
08 / 12 / 2021
TENCEL™ introduces performance fabric with 100% cellulose fibers
01 / 12 / 2021
Lenzing shows at Première Vision 2021 in its first physical trade fair in two years
27 / 10 / 2021
World-renowned marine research institute confirms biodegradability of LENZING™ fibers
15 / 10 / 2021
Lenzing diversifies denim offering with launch of new matte TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers
06 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 2)
05 / 10 / 2021
Trust, but verify. Why brands need to care about certification in an age of enhanced consumer transparency (Part 1)

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