The Lenzing Group, Lenzing, Austria, and The Woolmark Co., Sydney, Australia, signed a cooperation agreement and presented the partnership between the lyocell fiber TINCEL® and Merino wool. The fiber duo introduces a new dimension to high-end textiles and active wear.
TENCEL is a fiber made from wood pulp that offers light weight and moisture management properties, while Merino wool is a protein fiber that is fine and glossy. The two fibers together have already recorded a large number of successes and the blend is popular among customers in Europe and the U.S.
The long term goal between Lenzing and The Woolmark Co. is to expand the high-end Merino wool market with TENCEL/Merino wool blends by 2020. The product developments will be backed up with in-house developments and cooperation with external trend experts. On a global level, the focus is on flat knits and circular knits for outerwear.