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New fibres for sensitive skin from Lenzing

Liquid-controlling properties built on a biodegradable, botanic-derived raw materials.

1st July 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lenzing, Austria

Medical/Hygiene

Veocel lyocell fibers with Dry technology from Lenzing ensure comfort for sensitive skin when employed in nonwovens for personal care and hygiene products

Increasingly, consumer expectations are extending beyond functional needs to focus on natural materials and ingredient transparency, the company says, but consumers should never have to compromise between functionality, comfort and sustainability, and it is critical that such intimate products provide both.

While most hydrophobic fibres are fossil-based, Dry technology by Lenzing allows cellulosic Veocel fibres to achieve similar liquid-controlling properties built on a biodegradable, botanic-derived material.

The fibres are soft to the touch and gentle on the skin, making them beneficial for such applications that have direct contact with the skin.

“We have observed a growing trend of consumers who are mindful of product ingredients, so we created a product that can offer both sustainability and performance,” said Jürgen Eizinger, vice president of Lenzing’s global nonwovens business. “These new fibres are certified biodegradable and compostable, offering an eco-friendly and quality alternative to fossil-based materials. The Veocel brand is continually expanding its capacities and innovations for wood-based speciality fibres as a means to reduce the industry’s reliance on fossil-based materials in personal care products.”

www.lenzing.com

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