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Lyocell is produced
from cellulose, the main material in plant cells, and constitutes
a new fiber for clothing, hygiene, medical and technical applications.
The production process for Lyocell is extremely environmentally
the fiber has all the advantages of a natural material and is 100%
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Lyocell is a regenerated cellulose fiber made
from dissolving pulp (bleached wood pulp). It was first manufactured in
1987 by Courtaulds Fibres UK at their pilot plant S25. As of 2010 it is
manufactured by Lenzing AG of Lenzing, Austria, under the
brand name "Lyocell by Lenzing", and under the brand name Tencel by the
Tencel group, now owned by Lenzing AG.
Ohio State University Fact Sheet on Lyocell
Lyocell was developed by Courtaulds
Fibers (now Acordis Cellulosic Fibers), an international supplier
of rayon. It entered the consumer market in 1991. The properties
and production processes were unique enough for the Federal Trade
Commission to designate it as a separate fiber group. The trade
name for lyocell produced by Acordis is
Tencel. Lenzing Fibers, another major manufacturer of rayon,
has also entered the lyocell market. This product is marketed as
Lenzing lyocell. An improved fiber, in terms of performance and
properties, lyocell is also friendly to the environment. Virtually
all of the chemicals used in the production process are reclaimed.
The resulting fiber, lyocell, is both biodegradable and recyclable.
Lyocell is a manufactured fiber, but it is not synthetic. It is
made from wood pulp harvested from tree farms for this purpose.
Because it is made from a plant material, it is cellulosic and possesses
many properties of other cellulose fibers, such as cotton, linen,
ramie, and rayon - another manufactured but non-synthetic fiber.
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