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about TENCEL™ fibers

TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers are produced by environmentally responsible processes from the sustainably sourced natural raw material wood. TENCEL™ fibers are found in the collections of many leading designers and renowned retailers. Epitex is proud to be one of the accredited business partners of Tencel. 

Tencel: what it is

Tencel is derived from eucalyptus trees, and it is estimated that with only half an acre of trees, it is possible to obtain a ton of Tencel fiber: a minimum quantity compared to that required by the cotton which needs at least 5 times more soil, of good quality.

During the production process of the Tencel fiber, the cellulose is crushed and dissolved in NMMO-monohydrate (N-methyl morpholine-N-oxide-monohydrate). Very low-level chemicals are used during the production of tencel.

Tencel: characteristics

Excellent resistance, good breathability, and moisture absorption are the main characteristics of Tencel, which, at first sight,  clearly appears to be different. The fiber derived from the eucalyptus is smooth and elastic.