Lenzing presents new study on the use of TENCEL® in hygiene products
At the “Outlook in Barcelona” conference, Lenzing shared results of consumer tests using TENCEL® BIOSOFT, an ultra-soft hydrophobic Lyocell fiber type, in the top-sheet of incontinence products.
In cooperation with the German company, Hygiene Technologie GmbH, Lenzing conducted a wear test which was analyzed by the Austrian Research Institute, Joanneum Research ForschungsGmbH. 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.
The result was unequivocal: the TENCEL® BIOSOFT blend was awarded top marks. The performance of the product itself was given a positive rating as were the properties which led to a better feeling on the skin. One point particularly worthy of mention was that when using the TENCEL® BIOSOFT product the likelihood of sleeping through the night rose quite clearly (by approximately 10%) for those participating since this product needed to be changed less frequently due to the additional wear comfort.
Therefore, using TENCEL® BIOSOFT translates directly into improved incontinence products. “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 ,” Elisabeth Stanger, Global Director of Hygiene at Lenzing, explains.
The study will be presented at the upcoming conferences: “Insight Conference” from October 20-23 in Indianapolis USA and at “Outlook Asia” from November 26-27 in Singapore.
The Lenzing Group
The Lenzing Group is a world market leader with headquarters in Austria, production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality, industrially manufactured (“man-made”) cellulose fibers. The portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp, standard and specialty cellulose fibers to engineering services.
Lenzing quality and innovative strength set global standards for man-made cellulose fibers. With 75 years of experience in fiber production, the Lenzing Group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three man-made cellulose fiber generations on a large industrial scale under one roof – from the classic viscose to modal and lyocell (TENCEL®) fibers. The success of the Lenzing Group results from persistent customer orientation together with its leadership in innovation, technology and quality. Lenzing is committed to the principle of sustainable management and very high environmental standards.
Lenzing’s core business fibers is complemented by our activities in the business field of engineering and plant construction.
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