Industrial laundry: TENCEL® offers optimum values in use and a perfect visual appearance.
At the A+A 2013, the world’s greatest trade show for workwear in Düsseldorf, Lenzing is presenting the cellulose fiber TENCEL® for applications in industrial laundry.
Workwear is generally dominated by polyester and cotton fibers. Workwear options have been extended with the TENCEL® fiber. TENCEL® guarantees innovation and greater sustainability in this segment. As a result of the fiber’s properties, such as the highest strength profile, optimum moisture absorption, reduced bacterial growth and the very best skin-sensory properties, the TENCEL® fiber has made a name for itself in workwear. And now a new dimension can be added to this: TENCEL® workwear in industrial laundry. Workwear demands that materials be durable. TENCEL® satisfies this criterion with its high fiber strength. The fiber is robust and is thus the best choice for applications in industrial laundry when it comes to man-made cellulosics.
Industrial laundry tried and tested: Tests show that a material blend of TENCEL®/polyester is ideal for industrial laundry. This blend guarantees optimum values in use and a professional appearance even after numerous laundry cycles. TENCEL® workwear has an enormous longevity. The extremely good color fastness is striking compared to standard goods, as measurements show.
The drying speed is another advantage. Industrial tests show that TENCEL®/polyester blended fabrics dry up to 25% faster compared to standard fabrics. Energy is saved due to the shorter drying time and processing costs are reduced.
Comfort is essential for the acceptance of workwear by the wearers. Rental service companies tend to use fabrics with a high share of polyester. But the higher the share of synthetic fibers, the more comfort is lost in a garment. With TENCEL® it is possible to develop workwear which is suitable for industrial laundry and also satisfies the wearer’s demand for comfort. With a blend of 35% TENCEL® with polyester, the wearing comfort, in particular the moisture absorption, can be doubled compared to standard fabrics.
As the world’s leading producer of man-made cellulose fibers, Lenzing AG relies on cooperating with strong partners. This is also the case in its latest partnership concluded with Löffler and the Red Cross.
Tests proceeded without a hitch: Starting in the middle of May 2013, not only does the Red Cross now have “the suitable jacket for you” but also a suitable polo shirt “Made by Löffler“ from the environmentally compatible Lenzing fiber TENCEL®. The polo shirt is knitted using a new type of fiber blend in which TENCEL® plays the major role. Tests with the new generation of polo shirt have been underway for more than one year to the great satisfaction of the employees working for the Upper Austrian Red Cross. Now the first larger batch of polo shirts produced by Löffler in Ried is being delivered and will be supplied to the regional Red Cross sites starting in May or June. Andreas Gürtler, Project Manager Active sportswear, describes the cooperation with Löffler. “The company Löffler is a longstanding product development partner of Lenzing for highly functional and exclusive sportswear with TENCEL®. New applications for TENCEL® are discussed at regularly held meetings and integrated in the new collections. For example, the material of the Red Cross polo shirt is used in the trecking collection. This development was preceded by extended textile and material-related tests carried out in our research department in order to find out the best possible blending ratio with TENCEL® to ensure the optimal functionality of the polo shirt material.“
The flame retardant Vislon® YKK-zipper with a Lenzing FR® strap is brilliantly suited to protective wear. The combination of the advantages of flame-retardant zipper elements made from polyamide with cellulose straps based on aramide/Modal fibers gives a solid protection from heat and flames combined with simple handling. Aside from these special characteristics, Vislon® shows an excellent structural integrity due to the unique characteristics of the Lenzing FR® fiber.
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50% polyester, 50% Lyocell/TENCEL®. Soft as silk and strong as polyester, cool as linen and warm as wool. The knitting combines many advantages of other fibers as a result of TENCEL®s unique nano-fibril-structure. Seen on:
Hiza Ladies Smock Overall, half-sleeve, lapel collar, hidden snap-fasteners, breast bag, 2 side bags, panel seams, length 76 cm, ladies’ sizes 34-54, 50% polyester, 50% Lyocell. Seen on:
For their current collection German based company CG Workwear has discovered TENCEL® as an optimal fiber. The company produces chef´s uniforms, tunics and pants, all washable at 95° C and suitable for dryers. So TENCEL® shows the perfect characteristics for workwear in really “hot” jobs. The company´s chefs’ uniforms “Casoria Lady” and “Riva Man” are available black and white and bear changeable ball knobs. Even more fashionable: their models “Pistoia Lady” and “Trapani Man” characterissed by a very slim shape and single-rowed with press-studs, stand-up-collar and edgings in contrasting colours.
The German Rascher Online Shop offers a hunting shirt “Boecker” made from TENCEL®: A functional hunting shirt, easy to handle and made from 37% skin-friendly TENCEL® and cotton.
Mississippi-based company Landau (USA) has been producing scrubs for the health service for about 50 years. Their company-slogan “Landau. Made Better” has led them to produce their clothing with TENCEL®. Thus their new collection boasts 6 items (2 pants, 4 tops) made from TENCEL® and PES. As they say: “”The new luxurious Tencel top is soft to the touch, but hard to wear out”
Denmark- based company Mascot presents their new model series, field of application: Workmen. Their pants made from PES/TENCEL® were worn by the booth hosting crew at the A+A Fair in Duessldorf, the material was able to convince many branch representatives.
The Zurich Opera House is about to manufacture some of its costumes for the opera “Otello” from Lenzing FR®/LAVAproTM. The first tests on the dresses designed for Othello are currently bein carried out – find some impressions here.