What is Lenzing modal fabric?
Lenzing™ Modal is produced in Austria and mainly composed of beech wood pulp that is made into cellulosic (or plant-based) fibers. In addition to the low environmental impact of the harvest and production process, the fibers are biodegradable and compostable, allowing them to eventually revert back to nature.
What does Lenzing modal feel like?
PROPERTIES OF MODAL FABRIC One of the best modal fabric properties is its ultra-comfy feel. It’s soft, light, flexible, and breathable. Like peace silk, it doesn’t crease, doesn’t shrink, and drapes well, too.
Can you bleach modal fabric?
Modal fabric can normally be washed at any water temperature. But do not never use chlorine bleach because it will discolor your fabric but also it will weaken the fibers. If you have any hard stains that you need to tackle, you need to use dilute solutions but do not do it too often or you will ruin the fabric.
What type of fabric is modal?
Modal fabric is a bio-based fabric that is made from spinning beech tree cellulose. Modal is generally considered a more eco-friendly alternative to cotton because beech trees don’t require much water to grow and therefore the production process uses about 10-20 times less water.
Is modal cool to wear?
Modal fibers are often blended with cotton for use in clothing. The mix with cotton, a natural fiber, makes cool and breathable clothes. Cotton-Modal fabrics usually drape well around the body, so clothes made from this blend often have roomy, flowing cuts.
What is better modal or cotton?
Modal is 50% more absorbent than cotton; micropores inside the fabric absorb any water or sweat they come into contact with. Durable. Modal is very strong because of the tight weave and the long fibers and is therefore used for garments and housewares that receive regular use. Drapes well.
Which is the best brand of Lenzing modal?
While Tencel is perhaps the most widely recognised Lenzing product, though – one that is now used by a number of big-name brands – there is still a fair bit of confusion around what Lenzing Modal actually is. Simply put, modal is a semi-synthetic cellulose fibre that is made by spinning reconstituted cellulose, usually from beech trees.
Where does the modal in modal clothing come from?
The bulk of Lenzing Modal® comes from renewable beech trees which grow quickly, don’t rely on artificial irrigation, and actually propagate on their own. Even better, Lenzing recovers and reuses 80% of solvents and makes them into non-toxic by-products like common cleaning products.
What can Lenzing modal fibers be used for?
LENZING™ Modal Natural softness and comfort, efficient moisture management, enhanced breathability, good color fastness and the compliance with recognized safety standards for food contact make LENZING™ Modal fibers suitable for use in work wear, botanic nets, coated and car seat fabrics.