CELLULOSIC FIBER YARNS
TENCEL®, VISCOSE, RAYON, MODAL, LYOCELL
Manmade cellulosic fibres (MMC), including Viscose/Rayon, Lyocell and Modal, are the second most important group of cellulosic fibres after cotton, and rapid growth is expected for this fibre group in the future. MMC come from plants, most often trees, which are chipped and processed into pulp before being processed into fibers. The basic raw material is wood, typically from relatively fast growing species such as eucalyptus, pine, and beech.
Viscose/Rayon is the most common MMC. To transform wood pulp into fibre, the pulp undergoes a chemical-technological process that involves multiple steps. The process involves high use of chemicals, energy, and water.
TENCEL® is a branded lyocell and modal fiber, it is much preferred to other types of MMC fibres such as Viscose/Rayon, due to much better environmental performance. Being from a renewable source and usually biodegradable, MMC fibres are often seen as an attractive alternative to synthetic fibres. The benefits of using TENCEL® lyocell and modal include the traceable and sustainable origin of the wood pulp, and the use of a closed loop solvent and water recycling process. In addition, TENCEL® is a high-tenacity cellulosic fiber, which gives high strength properties to the fabric.
Blending TENCEL™ modal with other fibers significantly improves softness properties of fabrics, enhancing overall comfort.
It may be blended with any natural or synthetic fibre to produce a variety of textiles, and can be finished in many processes depending on desired effect.
It can be used as 100% Tencel textile, or blended with cotton to produce a stronger textile, wool for a higher absorbent textile, rayon for better stability than 100% rayon, or with polyester or polyamide for functional sportswear.
SAVIO SOLUTIONS FOR CELLULOSIC YARNS PROCESSING
The spinning technology is decisive for the type of yarn to be obtained. To decide which technology is best suited to your needs, Savio offers numerous solutions to support the quality of the final yarn product. According to the complexity in the production process of TENCEL™ fiber, Savio pays great attention to yarn control during the winding process.