Introducing TENCEL® – the Eucalyptus fibre
For 2011 we introduce a new and exiting fabric quality in 4 new designs from Continental. TENCEL® is well-know for its outstanding physical characteristics – silky softness and luxurious drape, and with an excellent moisture absorbency and naturally hygienic. It has the Oeko-tex 100 certificate and even the EU flower.
TENCEL® Lyocell, to give it its full name is the most environmentally friendly cellulosic fibre available today. It is produced exclusively from the wood pulp of Eucalyptus trees certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). The only chemical used in the TENCEL® manufacturing is the non-toxic solvent, amine oxide that allows closed-loop processing where up to 99% of the chemical is perpetually re-used. This minimises the impact on the environment and conserves both energy and water.
The EU awarded this process the Environmental Award 2000 in the category “technology for sustainable developments”.