WHAT IS TENCEL®?
TENCEL® brand lyocell fibers treat moisture like no other. The fibers absorb moisture completely and naturally and then release it to the outside.
A TURBO FORCE IN THE ABSORPTION OF MOISTURE
TENCEL® fibers have a unique fibril structure. Fibrils (tiny hairs) are the smallest components that are part of the fibers. The submicroscopic channels between the individual fibrils regulate the absorption and the release of moisture. Therefore, these small fibrils ensure the optimal transport of moisture.
A COMPARISON GIVES CONFIDENCE
Compared to synthetic fibers, the optimum moisture transport of TENCEL® fibers is unique. The fibrillar structure helps to create an optimal climate for the skin due to superior moisture absorption. In contrast, synthetic fibers do not absorb moisture, as the comparison shows.
However, TENCEL® fibers really stand out compared to cotton. Unlike the latter, TENCEL® fibers absorb moisture in a controlled and regular way, measuring a 50% improvement in moisture management. *
* The graph is based on electromicroscopic studies by M. Abu Rous et al., AUTEX Textile World Conference, Slovenia, 2005
NICE FOR THE SKIN
Since the textile has a smooth surface, the softness is appreciable and prevents skin irritations. Therefore, TENCEL® fibers promote optimal skin feel thanks to the smooth surface of the fiber. Rough surfaces in a fiber can cause skin irritations. Compared to cotton and wool, it is clear that TENCEL® fibers are much softer and more pleasant in contact with the skin.
Bacteria have no chance with TENCEL® fibers. The perfect control of the humidity that these cellulosic fibers have makes it possible for the growth of bacteria to be reduced to almost non-existent levels.
TOTALLY NATURAL HYGIENE
With the TENCEL® fibers the formation of bacteria is reduced. Moisture is transported immediately to the interior of the fiber. Therefore, moisture film, which can sustain bacterial growth, is not formed on the fiber.
COMPLETELY WITHOUT CHEMICALS
The growth of bacteria can be completely restricted in a natural way without chemical additives. A test shows that the growth of bacteria in TENCEL® fibers is greatly reduced. In synthetic fibers, on the other hand, the amount of bacteria increases up to 2000 times. *
* Laboratory study of bacterial growth in textiles: B. Redl, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, 2004.