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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 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

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 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.

other technologies

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.

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

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
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
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
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

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