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Lenzing’s Tencel Becomes First Fiber to be Medically Tested

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Austrian fiber innovation company, the Lenzing Group announced Thursday its Lyocell fiber Tencel is now the first medically tested fiber, according to the German textile testing company, Fördergemeinschaft Körperverträgliche Textilien e.V. (FKT), test method criteria for body compatibility and toxic substances.

FKT offers a series of tests for harmful substances and sensitive effect-based body compatibility.

With its Tencel, Lenzing is dedicated to producing high-quality home textile products and ensuring that any textiles that come in contact with skin should satisfy the highest standards.

The fiber is also the first to use the FKT label, confirming that it was medically tested for toxins and does not release any substances that could irritate or damage the skin.

Director for home and interiors at Lenzing, Dr. Susanne Jary said, “Above all, bed linens which are mostly in direct contact with the skin can make a major contribution towards general well-being. For this reason, it is extremely important to us that our fiber satisfies the criteria of the FKT label and is thus a pre-requisite for health-friendly home textiles.”

Several manufacturers of high-quality textiles use FKT’s scientific certification to verify its textiles’ quality and build confidence with its customers.

FKT board member Dr. Michael Doser, said, “The FKT label is a reliable quality characteristic for strictly scientific and independently tested textiles.” FKT awards the label “MEDICALLY TESTED – TESTED FOR TOXINS” which is a reliable quality label for textiles that don’t release any chemicals that may irritate the skin or damage a person’s health.

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