Lenzing
Innovative fabric created together with Solvay

11.03.2019 The producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, and the chemical company Solvay SA, Brussels/Belgium, have joined forces to create an innovative fabric made of Tencel branded lyocell and Amni Soul Eco polyamide. From the way fibers are made to how they affect the planet at the very end of their life cycle, this new product is as innovative as the technologies involved in its creation.

© Picture: Lenzing
 The back of the new fabric is made of Tencel Active lyocell fibers derived from renewable, responsibly managed wood sources. The fabric’s front is enhanced by Solvay’s Amni Soul Eco, the first polyamide (PA) 66 fiber with improved biodegradability. While other PA fibers take decades to decompose, Amni Soul Eco fibers are designed to biodegrade in around 5 years when disposed of in well-controlled landfills.
The new fabric is designed to further optimize the benefits the 2 fibers. Being in direct contact with the skin, Tencel Lyocell offers microscopic fibrils of cellulosic fibers with cross-sections structured to regulate the absorption and release of moisture, contributing to fabric breathability that supports the body’s natural thermal regulation. Moreover, it provides a less favorable environment for bacterial growth, enhancing the fabric with better hygienic qualities. On the fabric face, Amni Soul Eco polyamide provides better abrasion resistance while providing benefits in terms of dimensional stability, color retention and drying speed.
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