What is tencel?
In the world of fabric tencel is known for its transformation. It flatters the human form. The looks are very luxurious and refined. This newer fiber is also a milestone in the development of new fabrics and a more environmentally and sustainable clothing world. Tencel is a natural, human made fiber. It is the trade name for the generic fiber Lyocell.
The process of tencel
Tencel fiber is a solvent spun fiber. It is made with a mixture of amine oxide and wood pulp. In the process, amine oxide is heated and used to dissolved the wood pulp. The residual pulp is filtered and then spun into a bath containing a dilute aqueous solution of solvent. The bath removes the amine oxide from the fibers. The fibers are then washed and dried. The removed solvent is reclaimed for further use.