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What is Tencel?
First of all, let me tell you a concept : Tencel is not Tiansilk.
Tencel, the scientific name is “Lyocell fiber”. It is a pure natural fiber. Lyocell is an internationally accepted name and belongs to a large category, the same category as cotton and silk.
So why do we often encounter the name “Tencel”?
TENCEL is a registered trademark of the Austrian company Lenzing. It is registered as “Tencel” in China. Tencel is a type of Lyocell. famous brand. Therefore, Tencel is Lyocell, but Lyocell is not necessarily Tencel.
The craftsmanship of Tencel
Tencel is 100% natural extracted from eucalyptus. It is developed from wood pulp as raw material, which can be decomposed in the soil to generate fertilizer. No wastewater is discharged during the spinning process. It is truly environmentally friendly and is a typical green fiber. It is called the “fiber dream of the 21st century.”
Advantages of Tencel
Since the 1990s, Tencel has It has become popular as a fabric for various clothing and fabric products. In general, there are the following four major advantages.
1. Silky and soft feel
The smooth fiber surface of Tencel can Achieving a silky smooth touch, some people may even think Tencel is softer than real silk. Therefore, it is especially popular in summer.
2. Natural antibacterial
Tencel is solvent-spun, bacterial source Greatly reduced. There are many hydrophilic hydroxyl groups in Tencel, which can easily form hydrogen bonds with water, giving it good water absorption properties, so the growth environment of bacteria and mites is more difficult.
3. Comfortable and dry
Chemical fiber moisture regain is 0.4%, cotton moisture regain 8.0%, the moisture regain rate of silk is 11%, and the moisture regain rate of Tencel is 13%, indicating that Tencel has the best hygroscopicity and can absorb the sweat emitted by the human body to the greatest extent, keeping it dry and comfortable. In addition, Tencel is 60% more breathable than cotton and can effectively regulate the absorption and release of moisture.
4. Good insulation
Tencel’s superior natural moisture content, plus Its excellent moisture-conducting properties prevent it from accumulating electrostatic charges, so as a bedding fabric it contributes to better sleep quality.
Tencel maintenance is not complicated, just Just pay attention to the following points.
1. Use the washing machine correctly
Wash Tencel bedding that shrinks easily. The washing machine needs to be adjusted to a weak cycle for washing. The time should not be too long and brute force should not be used. The method of folding and squeezing out the water should be used. If it is pure Tencel bedding, you can wash it in the washing machine with confidence.
2. Use neutral detergent
When washing Tencel, you must use Detergent with a neutral pH value. First dilute it with water below 30 degrees to avoid color fading. In addition, you can add a little softener appropriately to keep the fabric smooth.
3. Avoid exposure to high temperatures
First of all, Tencel must not be exposed to high temperatures. Exposure to the sun will evaporate water too quickly, which may cause the fabric to deform and affect its aesthetics.
Secondly, Tencel cannot be ironed at high temperatures. High temperatures will cause Tencel fibers to become brittle, affecting their service life.
4. Other precautions
Tencel fabrics should be washed with other materials Separately, although Tencel can be blended with other materials, mixing it with other materials during the washing process can easily damage the fabric and affect its performance.
Knead gently when washing by hand, avoid rubbing hard, do not wring out hard, and dry naturally in the shade after leveling.