TENCEL™ lyocell is a great blending partner for hemp, but a new collaboration between Lenzing and Candiani takes this combination to a new level. Lenzing has created a Limited Edition TENCEL™ lyocell fiber that uses hemp as a portion of the pulp input, replacing some wood content.
Hemp is gaining attention in denim as a substitute for cellulosic materials like cotton since it has a low-impact environmental profile. By utilizing the waste from the hemp plant, cellulose is turned into pulp. It is this hemp pulp which is blended with wood pulp and then goes through the closed-loop lyocell production process, to produce quality and durable TENCEL™ lyocell fibers. Waste can be an asset to make a new product within circular business models.
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