We are excited to introduce the all-new Perlux collection of mattress, pillow, and crib protectors, made with naturally smooth and breathable 100% TENCEL Lyocell fibers. Perlux TENCEL protectors offer the best combination of performance and comfort available today, thanks to TENCEL’s unique characteristics along with a breathable membrane and waterproof design.
What is TENCEL?
Derived from cellulose fiber in wood pulp, TENCEL is an organic and eco-friendly fabric that’s softer than silk, cooler than linen, and more absorbent than cotton. This next-generation fiber is the perfect choice for a superior sleep experience compared to today’s conventional materials. TENCEL comes from the pulp of eucalyptus trees, which are grown on sustainably run farms that don’t use genetic manipulation, irrigation, or pesticides. These forests have earned Forest Stewardship Council certification, ensuring that the TENCEL pulp come from environmentally responsible sources.
The cellulose, or ground wood pulp, used for TENCEL is dissolved in a non-toxic organic solvent. The solution is filtered through fine holes to produce fiber. Any excess solvent is recycled in a closed-loop process, which allows it to be recycled. The fibers are then immersed into another diluted solution that sets the strands, which are then washed in a demineralized water. Once the water is evaporated, the strands are finished and detangled. This revolutionary process has received the “European Award for the Environment” from the European Union.
Why use TENCEL for bedding?
Perlux bedding protectors with TENCEL offer the best in waterproof breathable technology along with the added performance and recovery features of TENCEL 100% natural eucalyptus-based fibers.
Eucalyptus wood-based fibers release moisture so quickly that it’s very difficult for dust mites, mildew, and other common allergens to breed. Because it’s so difficult for bacteria to breed on TENCEL’s dry surface, Perlux eucalyptus fiber products also contain none of the anti-bacterial chemicals commonly added to other bedding products. This makes Perlux bedding particularly suitable for children with sensitive skin or those who suffer from allergies.
Water can absorb high amounts of heat without radiating much of it to nearby materials. This high heat capacity is also found in fibers that contain water, such as TENCEL. As heat is introduced to the TENCEL protector’s surface, the water portion of the fibers absorb the heat and transfer it away from the surface, keeping the material cool to the touch.
This thermoregulating effect is even more apparent as the humidity in the air increases, since the moisture content of the fiber increases as well. While cotton and other synthetic fabrics get warmer as the air gets more humid, TENCEL stays cool and comfortable by preventing warm moisture from building up on the surface.
Ideal for sensitive skin:
When most fabrics get wet, they cling to the skin, causing irritation while exposing the skin to the fibers’ stiff and rough surface. Sensitive skin reacts quickly to heat and cold, as well as to physical and chemical irritations. TENCEL combines excellent water absorbency with a smooth fiber surface, which feels gentle and soft to even the most sensitive skin. Breathability, moisture absorption, low wet cling effect, and no electrostatic charging result in a bedding product that can help offer relief to children with sensitive skin, and to sufferers of skin conditions.
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