THE DAWNING OF A NEW AGE
Water, most vital for life, is managed uniquely by TENCEL®’s properties. TENCEL® absorbs excess liquid and quickly releases it again into the atmosphere. The true nature of TENCEL® can be found in this perfect interaction. If that does not constitute the dawning of a new age, then what does?
Nanofibrils are the key to the performance possibilities of TENCEL®. The unique technology of nanofibrils allows the production of textiles, which, until now, could only be dreamed of. This is the first cellulose fiber to use this nano technology. Controlled and regular arrangement of nanofibrils in the TENCEL® fiber leads to new functional properties. The nanofibrils are hydrophilic and optimize absorption of moisture with excellent cooling properties.
Outstanding moisture management
Inhibits bacteria growth
COMPLETELY NATURAL HYGIENE
When it comes to hygiene and the growth of bacteria, the inherent and natural properties of TENCEL® deliver a variety of benefits for sensitive skin.
TENCEL® does not give bacteria a chance to grow. Bacterial growth is prevented in a completely natural way. The perfect moisture management of the fiber is the key. When moisture is produced it is directly absorbed from the skin and transported to the inside of the fiber. Thus no water film is produced on the skin where bacteria could grow.
Bacterial growth reduction
Moisture vapor transport
ELIMINATES ENVIRONMENT FOR BACTERIAL GROWTH
When it comes to water absorption capacity, TENCEL® is definitely superior to other fibers. Bacterial growth was observed in various fibers, and TENCEL®, with its rapid absorption of moisture and high absorption capacity proved most effective in inhibiting growth.
WITH NO CHEMICAL ADDITIVES WHATSOEVER
The result demonstrates that TENCEL® is the most naturally hygienic fiber. TENCEL® prevents the growth of bacteria naturally without the addition of chemical additives. With synthetic fibers on the other hand, the growth of bacteria increases 2000 fold in comparison to TENCEL®.
Natural protection from bacteria
Laboratory study on the growth of bacteria on textiles, Univ. Prof. Dr. B. Redl,
Innsbruck University of Medicine, 2004
TENCEL® - THE SKIN SENSOR
The skin is the largest human respiratory organ. Human skin acts as a protective shell, regulates body temperature and maintains water balance. TENCEL® supports these body functions acting like a second skin.
Perceptibly better. A subjective feeling of well-being depends considerably on moisture absorption and on surface structure of the fibers. Rougher fibers can lead to skin irritation. The extremely smooth surface of TENCEL® feels soft and pleasant to the skin. The reason for the fine surface of the fiber is low fiber stiffness.
Smooth fiber structure
Suitable for sensitive skin
TENCEL® FOR SENSUAL SMOOTHNESS
Smoothness across the board.
comparison of the fiber surfaces makes the difference patently obvious. TENCEL® fiber has a smoother and more supple surface than wool or cotton. Wool tends to have a scaly surface, while cotton is irregular and rough.
REASSURING RESULTS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
TENCEL® is a godsend for anyone with sensitive skin. The combination of a smooth fiber surface and excellent moisture absorption creates a positive environment for healthy skin, making TENCEL® ideal for anyone with sensitive skin.
According to recent dermatological studies, wearing clothing made of TENCEL® significantly improves comfort and promotes a feeling of well being.* (Dermatological study of the textile compatibility of TENCEL®, 2004, Univ.-Prof. Dr. T.L. Diepgen, Heidelberg, Germany)Also, TENCEL® is chemical free, an important factor for sensitive skin and another asset in comparison to other fibers of a natural origin.