Tencel/ Lyocell

November 06, 2018

Tencel/ Lyocell

Lyocell macht Nachhaltigkeit nachhaltiger
( english version below )

Glücklicherweise gibt es aus der Textilbranche immer häufiger gute Nachrichten, die uns zeigen, dass die Herstellung unserer Kleidung auch umweltfreundlich und ressourcenschonend geht. Ein Material, das sich in dieser Hinsicht über einen besonders guten Ruf freut, ist Lyocell, das von der Firma Lenzing unter dem Namen Tencel vertrieben wird. Den guten Ruf verdankt Lyocell seiner Herstellung, die mittels eines innovativen Kreislaufverfahrens erfolgt. Zunächst werden die Fasern aus nachhaltigen Holzquellen gewonnen. Die verwendeten Hölzer - hauptsächlich aus Österreich und seinen Nachbarländern - sowie die Zellstoffe stammen aus natürlichen Wäldern und zertifizierten Plantagen. Der Holzschliff wird anschließend zu Cellulosefasern verarbeitet, was häufig zusammen mit Stoffresten aus Baumwolle geschieht. Das Besondere dabei ist, dass in diesem Prozess das Lösungsmittel mit einer Rückgewinnungsrate von mehr als 99% recycelt wird. Rohstoff- und Energieverbrauch sind also minimal. Der Output ist nicht minder erfreulich: Lyocellfasern sind vielseitig einsetzbar, absorbieren Feuchtigkeit, sind antistatisch und haben eine glatte Oberfläche, was sie farbintensiv, kaum knitteranfällig, weich und langlebig macht - auch nach mehrfachen Wasch- und Trockenzyklen. Minimale Umweltauswirkungen gepaart mit beständiger Ästhetik - Liebe Textilindustrie, wir wünschen uns mehr solcher positiver und zukunftsweisender Nachrichten!



Lyocell makes sustainability more sustainable

Fortunately, there is more and more good news from the textile industry, which shows us that the production of our clothing is also environmentally friendly and conserves resources. A material that enjoys a particularly good reputation in this respect is Lyocell, which is marketed by Lenzing under the name Tencel. Lyocell owes its good reputation to its production, which is carried out using an innovative recycling process. First, the fibers are obtained from sustainable wood sources. The wood used - mainly from Austria and its neighboring countries - as well as the cellulose come from natural forests and certified plantations. The ground wood pulp is then processed into cellulose fibres, which is often done together with residual cotton material. The special feature of this process is that the solvent is recycled with a recovery rate of more than 99%. Raw material and energy consumption are therefore minimal. The output is no less pleasing: Lyocell fibers are versatile, absorb moisture, are antistatic and have a smooth surface, which makes them color-intensive, hardly prone to creasing, soft and durable - even after multiple washing and drying cycles. Minimal environmental impact paired with consistent aesthetics - Dear Textile Industry, we hope for more such positive and trend-setting news!




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