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Discover TENCEL™

BekaertDeslee's TENCEL™ branded Lyocell fibers transform textiles to ensure their suitability to everyday consumer needs. TENCEL™ fibers feel right, naturally!

TENCEL™ uses Lyocell bio-fibers to maintain the environmental balance and integrate the fabric into nature’s cycle. Our TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are made from sustainable wood sources that were harvested from certified and controlled forests. Wood used for the TENCEL™ fibers comes from natural forests on sustainably managed plantations.
TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers go through an extensive production process, starting from being harvested in certified and controlled forests. Afterwards, the wood is made into pulp and then into fibers. These fibers are then used in different yarns for our fabrics, resulting in eco-friendly end-products. 

TENCEL™ fibers are produced through their own production process. During the process, just over ninety-nine percent of solvent used is recovered. 

What are the benefits of TENCEL™?

Our fabrics containing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers offer several benefits. As a first, TENCEL™ fibers are biodegradable, so they can fully revert back to nature!

Another benefit is that TENCEL™ fibers are gentle on the skin. The fabric glides over your skin, ensuring great comfort for sensitive skin as well. The TENCEL™ softness also lasts very long! Thanks to the fiber's sleek cross-section, TENCEL™ feels twice as soft as cotton. Fabrics are also more flexible than others, while TENCEL™ fibers belong among the strongest of cellulose fibers.

The fabrics themselves also possess a smooth drape, ensuring a flattering appearance. TENCEL™ fabrics are shinier than regular cotton fabrics, because of their deep dye uptake and smooth surface. 

Next to that, TENCEL™ ensures a better hygiene. Bacteria need a moist environment to grow. Due to the fabric’s absorbing qualities, bacteria do not get a chance to grow. This makes the TENCEL™ fabric an unfavorable place for bacteria to settle down, adding hygiene as an extra benefit to the list.

Last, but certainly not least, TENCEL™ helps the body regulate its temperature. The cellulosic fibers also offer excellent moisture management by absorbing and releasing the moisture. This keeps your skin pleasantly cool and dry throughout the night.

Discover carbon-zero TENCEL™

The soft feel and high breathability of Lenzing's TENCEL™ yarn lends itself perfectly for the production of mattresses. Moreover, the raw material is biodegradable and compostable. Aiming at a sustainable production process from start to finish, BekaertDeslee has been using TENCEL™ yarn
for many years. Now, thanks to an adapted production method, TENCEL™ can also be manufactured with net zero carbon emissions (*includes offsetting). 

Same characteristics, zero carbon

TENCEL™ fibers are made from sustainable wood sources that were harvested from certified and controlled forests. The fibers are
compostable and biodegradable and thus can
fully revert back to nature. Carbon-zero TENCEL™ is, as a product, the same as a regular TENCEL™ yarn. However, the production method is optimized to eliminate carbon emissions. Lenzing’s biorefineries are completely energy self-sufficient. Therefore 25 queen mattresses made with Carbon-zero TENCEL™ instead of regular yarn, save the amount of carbon emission equivalent to planting a tree, according to the European Environment Agency.

Digital traceability

Lenzing partners with TextileGenesis to ensure the digital traceability of TENCEL™ fibers. A tracer in the yarn will allow a test to reveal whether or not the yarn used in a finished good is a TENCEL™ yarn.
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