What is TENCEL?
Perlux TENCEL Mattress protectors offer optimal benefits for those looking for the best in mattress protection along with the added performance and recovery features of TENCEL 100% natural eucalyptus based fibers.
Derived from extracting the cellulose fiber from wood pulp, TENCEL promotes unique performance characteristics making it softer than silk, more absorbent than cotton and cooler than linen. These premium features along with thermo-regulation and moisture transport offer a better nights sleep conducive to faster recovery.
From wood to fiber
Where does it come from?
Because TENCEL is derived from trees, it's not exposed to many of the pesticide used on todays fibers. In fact, in the last 2 years no herbicides or pesticides are used.
TENCEL is a sustainable fabric, which means that the materials it is made with regenerate naturally over time. The wood cellulose is derived from eucalyptus that is planted and harvested responsibly to ensure that the farming doesn't disrupt the forest's ecological balance.
How is it made?
The production of TENCEL is revolutionary. The production process based on a solvent spinning process which represents the greatest achievement in cellulose fiber technology. More than 100 Lenzing patents have been granted at the international level for the invention of TENCEL. The unique closed loop process makes TENCEL the fiber of the future since the solvent used is recycled by almost 100% in the closed loop process. This special process received the "European Award for the Environment" from the European Union.
Performance Meets Luxury
Why use TENCEL in bedding products?
A good night's sleep is just the thing for regeneration of body, soul and mind. There are many factors contributing towards a perfect sleep which result from finely balanced interaction of different TENCEL sleep functions.
- extremely smooth and soft to the touch
- great for sensitive skin
- 50% more absorbent than cotton
- cooler than linen
- softer than silk
- amazing moisture transport properties - wicks away moisture
- naturally hypoallergenic
- free from pesticides or other agricultural chemicals
- resistant to fading, shrinking & pilling
- the high strength fibers are natural and biodegradable