Lenzing Diversifies Denim with New TENCEL Fibers

December 2, 2021

The Lenzing Group, Lenzing, Austria, is expanding its sustainable offering for the denim industry with the introduction of matte TENCEL branded lyocell fibers.

The new fiber type is specially designed to scatter light and permanently diminish sheen in denim applications, further enabling versatility of indigo-dyed denim fabrics, according to the company.

“As a leader in fiber production, we work closely with our customers and mill partners to address their product needs. Our partners wanted the option to choose denim fabrics that are less shiny, and we listened,” says Tricia Carey, director of Global Business Development Denim and Americas, Lenzing AG. “By implementing an innovative production process to create matte TENCEL Lyocell fibers, we are setting a new standard for indigo applications.”

Combining functionality with aesthetics, the introduction of matte TENCEL Lyocell fibers increases versatility in denim designs, whilst reducing the ecological footprint of the resulting fabric and garment, according to the company. Made with a closed-loop production process, the new fiber type maintains the benefits of standard TENCEL Lyocell fibers.

Lenzing has collaborated with global mill partners including Advance Denim, China; Artistic Fabric Mills Pvt. Ltd., Pakistan; Arvind Limited, India; Kipas Denim, Turkey; KG Denim Limited, India; Panther Denim/ Tat Fung, China; and Textil Santanderina, Spain.

Lenzing provides physical identification for every TENCEL branded fiber with its fiber identification technology. The new matte fibers are fully traceable, assuring both brands and consumers that the raw materials it uses originate from responsible resources. — D.S.