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Lenzing presents new study on Tencel for use in hygiene products

The Tencel Biosoft blend was awarded top marks for the performance of the product and the properties that led to a better feeling on the skin.

15th October 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lenzing

Medical/Hygiene

Lenzing has released the results of consumer tests using Tencel Biosoft, an ultra-soft hydrophobic Lyocell fibre type, in the top-sheet of incontinence products.

In cooperation with the German company Hygiene Technologie, Lenzing conducted a wear test, which was analysed by the Austrian Research Institute, Joanneum Research Forschungs.

The study will be presented at the upcoming Insight Conference from 20-23 October in Indianapolis, IN, and at the Outlook Asia conference due to be held from 26-27 November in Singapore.

Product performance

Fifty three people tested an incontinence product with a top-sheet of 100% polypropylene and one with a top-sheet of a Tencel Biosoft blend for four weeks each.

Following the testing, the Tencel Biosoft blend was awarded top marks. The performance of the product itself was given a positive rating as were the properties that led to a better feeling on the skin.

Lenzing Project Manager, Martin Häubl, at the Top-Sheet Tencel Biosoft presentation in Barcelona. © Lenzing

It was noted that when using the Tencel Biosoft product, the likelihood of sleeping through the night rose by approximately 10% for those participating, since this product needed to be changed less frequently due to the additional wear comfort.

Positive impact

Therefore, using Tencel Biosoft translates directly into improved incontinence products, the manufacturer believes.

“A survey of affected parties revealed that among otherwise healthy human beings, the burden of incontinence leads to restrictions in everyday life and each improvement in this situation positively impacts well-being ,” explained Elisabeth Stanger, Global Director of Hygiene at Lenzing.

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