15. July 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Lenzing fibers help to improve the quality of life

Lenzing staple fibers
Source: Lenzing AG/Fotograf: Markus Renner
The Lenzing Group, market leader for specialty fibers from the renewable raw material wood, has been providing both financial support and textiles made of its fibers to DEBRA Austria, the patient organization for “butterfly children”. The Tencel branded lyocell and modal fibers which are being used are particularly soft and smooth and therefore very skin-friendly. In turn, they help to improve the quality of life for the “butterfly children”.

In recent months, several patients with the skin disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) have tested leggings, undergarments, pajamas, leggings, quilts and bed linens made of Tencel fibers and have found them to be comfortable and skin-friendly. Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a genetic disease which is currently incurable. The skin of EB patients is fragile like the wings of a butterfly. For this reason, coarse fibers, scratching seams, buttons, zippers and fibers which hardly or do not at all absorb sweat frequently lead to additional blisters and sores and increased itching. In contrast, Tencel fibers feature particularly good moisture management and thus support the nature temperature-regulating properties of the body.

The companies Mey and Hefel have provided garments and linens made of Lenzing fibers. Both companies are longstanding cooperation partners of the Lenzing Group and use lyocell and modal fibers for daywear, nightwear and beddings.

edited by Petra Gottwald

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