Sympatex Technologies recently presented the first results of its new cooperation with Austrian fiber manufacturer Lenzing AG. The companies are producing functional laminates based on botanic TENCEL® fibers. The laminates are intended to provide clothing with breathability and comfort while protecting the wearer from wind and water.
According to Lenzing, TENCEL fibers are produced using a procedure that is considered to be among the cleanest technology for future cellulose fiber production. The fiber is produced from certified wood of sustainable cultivation and it is biodegradable.
The cooperation with Lenzing is part of the Sympatex agenda 2020, which includes the company’s goal of using only natural resources as material whenever possible and producing PTFE- and PFC-free Sympatex laminates in a completely climate-neutral way by 2020.
Sympatex Technologies has been supplying high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application since 1986. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with botanic cellulose fibers. According to Lenzing, textiles of TENCEL® are more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.