TENCEL expands to “Botanic Lounge” upholstery fabrics
SpecialtyFabricsReview.com | February 13, 2013
Cellulose fibers are the heart of the Lenzing Group’s TENCEL® fabric, which is sourced from wood and developed through a closed-loop solvent spinning process that uses fewer natural resources (water, land) than cotton. Austria-based Lenzing brings TENCEL to upholstery fabric with its “Botanic Lounge” fabrics that reduce electrostatic charging because of the higher moisture content, are machine washable, have good dimensional stability and demonstrate high abrasion resistance. TENCEL is used in bedding and carpeting, but the company is working on wall paints with TENCEL powder. “The higher the amount of botanic fibers used, the better the interior environment,” says Susanne Jary, marketing manager for Lenzing home textiles.