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Tencel Botanic Lounge expands upon Lenzing's Botanic Bed concept

January 15, 2013

At Heimtextil in Frankfurt from Jan. 9-12 2013, Lenzing presented a new textile concept for the Tencel fiber.

For the first time, Tencel fibers are being used in upholstery fabrics. Thus conventional
upholstery fabric fibers face botanic competition. The use of Tencel in sofas represents an
additional component in Lenzing's Botanic Home concept. Following bed wear and carpets, Tencel is now bringing this idea to living rooms.

However, it is not just the appearance of upholstery fabrics of Tencel that is important. They offer important functional benefits as well. When material surfaces rub against each other, electrostatic
charging occurs. To what extent the textiles become charged depends on the moisture level of the
materials. Higher moisture levels prevent charging. With Tencel, the moisture level is
approximately 13% while polyester has a fiber moisture level of only 1% says the company.

Another advantage of Tencel in upholstery fabrics is that the slip covers can be laundered at
home. Due to the fiber’s good dimensional stability and high abrasion resistance, the easy care
properties are very good. Removable covers can be washed in the washing machine without any
difficulty.

“With Tencel in upholstery fabrics, we have gone one step further with our ‘Botanic Living’
concept. As a result of the increasing use of Tencel in interiors, the room climate can be
considerably improved,” says Susanne Jary, marketing manager for home textiles. “The higher the
amount of botanic fibers used, the better the interior environment. Our team is also working on wall
paints with Tencel powder. Botanic living with Tencel will soon be a reality."

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