Tencel Fibers With Refibra Technology Shown for First Time at Heimtextil 2019

           The pioneering Refibra technology now enters a new level by stepping into the home & interior segment.

Tencel Home with Refibra technology offers more possibilities than ever before. For the first time, customers are able to get the full range of home & interior products of well-known fiber quality but now with improved sustainable fiber production.

Many more customers want to make sustainable purchase choices. Tencel lyocell fibers with Refibra technology offer a good solution to that. Refibra technology is a true sustainability choice. Products made out of Tencel with Refibra technology unite two innovations: the eco-friendly, closed loop production process of Tencel and the upcycling of a substantial proportion of cotton scraps. Combining wood pulp with pulp made from left over cotton scraps from cutting operations, new virgin Tencel fibers are produced to make yarns and fabrics for home textiles. These innovative fibers mark an important step in Lenzing’s journey towards circular economy.

Lenzing has developed a new identification system to assure customers that the purchased products with Tencel produced with Refibra technology are really made out of sustainable Tencel fibers. Even after going through a long supply chain, Tencel can still be identified in the final product. This supports transparency in the overall processing chain.

“For the first time we are able to offer different Tencel fiber types with Refibra technology depending on the final end-use needs. At Heimtextil, Lenzing is presenting for the very first time home products made out of Tencel lyocell fibers with Refibra technology. The products are produced by our partners in China, India, Turkey and Europe for end users in Europe and the U.S. Consumers have now the possibility to support circular economy in home textiles,” explains Ebru Bayramoglu, Head of Global Business Development Home & Interiors. “Now Lenzing can offer a broad Tencel lyocell fiber portfolio with Refibra technology, which makes it possible to manufacture towels, bed linens and filled products,” says Bayramoglu.

All properties of Tencel lyocell fibers stay in the products as usual. So offer bed linens and comforters high moisture absorbance with unfavorable for bacteria growth on the fabric surface. In addition, the smooth fiber surface makes bed linens gentle on skin. These properties contribute to a pleasant sleep throughout the night. And towels with Tencel lyocell fibers with Refibra technology also keep their original characteristics, as well as staying soft after repeated washes and for longevity in the bath room.