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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.

news & events

20 / 09 / 2022
TENCEL™ Modal fiber with Indigo Color technology won 2022 ITMF Award for Sustainability and Innovation
20 / 09 / 2022
TENCEL™ LUXE: Embrace a new era of sustainable fashion
07 / 09 / 2022
Empower your brand with the TENCEL™ trademark: 3 tips to gain consumer trust
28 / 07 / 2022
TENCEL™ LUXE on track to achieve strong growth in 2022 as eco-couture movement booms
20 / 07 / 2022
Lenzing partners with Red Points to fight counterfeits and protect its customers
23 / 06 / 2022
Deep dive into raw material trends with Johannes Stefan
21 / 06 / 2022
Lenzing expands carbon neutral fiber portfolio for Workwear and Protective Wear segments
13 / 06 / 2022
TENCEL™ launches look and feel capsule collection at Interfilière Paris
07 / 06 / 2022
New fiber blending quick check tool on Lenzing E-Branding Service platform
07 / 06 / 2022
TENCEL™ Insights: Reach higher, faster and stronger with sustainable activewear
01 / 06 / 2022
Creating a more sustainable textile industry with supply chain partners
30 / 05 / 2022
The Lenzing Connect 4 Trends Conference AW2324 highlights five key trends for fashion woven and knits
25 / 05 / 2022
Embarking into a new era of sustainability with TENCEL™
24 / 05 / 2022
Enabling the future of the textile Industry with TENCEL™
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
20 / 09 / 2022
TENCEL™ Modal fiber with Indigo Color technology won 2022 ITMF Award for Sustainability and Innovation
20 / 09 / 2022
TENCEL™ LUXE: Embrace a new era of sustainable fashion
07 / 09 / 2022
Empower your brand with the TENCEL™ trademark: 3 tips to gain consumer trust
28 / 07 / 2022
TENCEL™ LUXE on track to achieve strong growth in 2022 as eco-couture movement booms
20 / 07 / 2022
Lenzing partners with Red Points to fight counterfeits and protect its customers
23 / 06 / 2022
Deep dive into raw material trends with Johannes Stefan
21 / 06 / 2022
Lenzing expands carbon neutral fiber portfolio for Workwear and Protective Wear segments
13 / 06 / 2022
TENCEL™ launches look and feel capsule collection at Interfilière Paris
07 / 06 / 2022
TENCEL™ Insights: Reach higher, faster and stronger with sustainable activewear
07 / 06 / 2022
New fiber blending quick check tool on Lenzing E-Branding Service platform
01 / 06 / 2022
Creating a more sustainable textile industry with supply chain partners
30 / 05 / 2022
The Lenzing Connect 4 Trends Conference AW2324 highlights five key trends for fashion woven and knits
25 / 05 / 2022
Embarking into a new era of sustainability with TENCEL™
24 / 05 / 2022
Enabling the future of the textile Industry with TENCEL™
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

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