12. January 2018 | Hometech
Pillows of Tencel fibers - a contribution towards the botanic bed
Tencel fibers scientifically tested using "Sherlock" for the very first time
Meet "Sherlock", a sweating, thermal manikin test device for clothing physiology from the Hohenstein Institutes. He was used for the first time to test pillows with fillings of Tencel fibers. Sherlock is used to test the wear comfort of different kinds of textile products. "Sherlock was deployed for this product category for the first time ever to test pillows of Tencel fibers", Miriam Scheffelmeier, project manager at the Hohenstein Institutes, explains. "Sherlock works in precisely defined conditions in a climatic chamber", Scheffelmeier continues. The tests using Sherlock indicate that in pillows, Tencel fibers are leading the way to perfect moisture management.
Easy-care and full-bodied
Further research at Lenzing in relation to volume and washing tests has shown that fibers produce very good results when combined with polyester. Pillows with this fiber combination recover quickly after exposure to weight and moisture. Of all the pillows tested, the one with a filling of down and feathers came in last since the volume recovered only very slowly. Even after washing, the pillows with Tencel fibers performed well and are therefore ideally suited to household washing.