Lyocell fiber Definition :Definitions for the Clothing & fabric Industry

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is a fiber made from wood pulp cellulose. It was first manufactured in 1992 by Acordis Cellulosic fibers, Inc. The only current manufacturer in the United States is Tencel Ltd, who market it under the trademarked brand name Tencel. The product is also manufactured by the Lenzing-based fiber manufacturer Lenzing AG, under the trademark Lenzing Lyocell.

The Federal Trade Commission defines lyocell as "a cellulose fabric that is obtained by an organic solvent spinning process". It classifies the fiber as a sub-category of rayon.

  • Press Release April 12, 1996: The Federal Trade Commission will allow clothing manufacturers and other marketers to use the name “lyocell” in the fiber content labels they are required by law to place in garments and other textile products sold in the United States. Although substantially similar in chemical composition to rayon, which must be dry-cleaned, lyocell is washable and is more resistant to shrinkage and wrinkling. The FTC also noted that other countries and international standards organizations allow use of the name lyocell.

The fiber is used in the production of many clothes, such as jeans, trousers and coats.

The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (  10/30/04

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