The Botanic Bed
The applications for TENCEL® are exceptionally versatile. The fiber can be used in every aspect of sleeping – beginning with mattresses and mattress pads to bed covers and linens, all the way to lingerie. TENCEL®’s universality makes it possible to enjoy a completely botanic bed from nature. Nothing is dreamier than that when you go to sleep in a botanic TENCEL® bed.
In the bed environment, moisture transport is determined by the climate in the room. In accordance with climate conditions, TENCEL® quickly absorbs and then releases moisture back into the environment. Compared to other filling materials for bed covers, TENCEL® demonstrates the highest moisture absorption. Tests show that TENCEL® still has free range to transport moisture away from the body at a humidity of 65 %.
TENCEL® exceptionally has the ability to absorb moisture when the air humidity rises.
Absorption of vapor with an extreme air humidity
No habitat for microorganisms
Perfect Moisture Management also puts a stop to the unrestricted growth of mites in bedding. Research conducted on mattresses (polyurethane foam with integrated TENCEL® powder) showed that a large portion of the applied mite population died off. With conventional products, the number of mites increased 17 times in a 6 week period. The concentration of mites drastically declines due to TENCEL®’s management. TENCEL® stores moisture and mites die out.
Due to the perfect moisture management of TENCEL® mites die out.
Due to TENCEL®’s excellent moisture absorption mold development is prevented. A dry sleeping area prohibits water condensation, which makes the formation of mold impossible.
Sensitive skin – a matter of health
More and more people are ailed by sensitive skin. Environmental pollution and an upsurge in allergies have led to increased interest in alternatives to conventional materials. The addition of TENCEL® properties help to alleviate skin irritation. TENCEL® bed linens are particularly cool to the touch and soft on skin.
Due to their unique combination, the properties of TENCEL® make it possible to enjoy relaxing dreams. Static charge is a thing of the past. The extent of which bed items are electrostatically charged depends on the moisture content of the materials used and their electrical conductivity. The moisture content in TENCEL® bedding prevents the build up of static charge and prevents the uncomfortable shocks that commonly occur in a dry winter atmosphere. The moisture level in TENCEL® is 13 %, compared to 1% in polyester. TENCEL®’s natural moisture makes it a static-free fiber without any electrostatic buildup. This property allows for a better night’s sleep and absolute relaxation allowing muscles to completely regenerate during the night.
TENCEL® in sleep studies
For years Lenzing has been concerned with the basic principles of a healthy sleep, so they joined forces with professionals to examine TENCEL®'s influence on rest. Basic health factors were examined, including the subject's heart rate while sleeping throughout the night, room temperature and air humidity, to name a few. The autonomic sleep quality index is a value standing for relaxation and recovery during sleep. This objective value indicates at what time in the night recovery conducive values in the heart rate variability measurement were reached: for example, the lower the heart rate, the more deeply the person is sleeping and the higher the rate of relaxation. TENCEL® increases the power of performance during the day and thus makes a contribution towards overall well-being. The result of the tests show that the people sleeping in a TENCEL® bed have a higher recovery rate.
The botanic bed
Integrating TENCEL® into your complete bedding system can result in an exceptional sleep experience. This is because, a special type of TENCEL® exists for every element of the bed; TENCEL®-powder in the cellpur®* mattress core, filling fibers for mattress toppers as well as bed covers and TENCEL® MICRO for very fine bed linen. Now nothing stands in the way of a Botanic Bed. Sleeplessness can become a thing of the past. With TENCEL® products you can create your own bed completely of botanic origin for relaxed dreams.
*cellpur® is a polyurethane based high resilient foam with integrated TENCEL®-powder that offers perfect climate management and optimum moisture transport. Cellpur is produced by Eurofoam, a European company serving its customers in 16 Central European countries.
|pillow||duvet cover/flat sheets||comforter/insert|
filling: TENCEL® FILL
filling: TENCEL® FILL
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knitted: TENCEL® LF
padding: TENCEL® FILL
core: TENCEL® Powder
filling: TENCEL® FILL
Perfect moisture storage
The basic principle is the measurement of moisture storage of a comforter as insert. A special device is used for the test which measures the increase in weight in the filling and cover fabric under defined climatic conditions and determines the capacity of moisture storage. The higher the capacity, the better the quality of sleep.
Mite growth on TENCEL®: Institut Francais du Textile et de I'Habillement (IFTH), Saint Etienne, France, 2009
Muscle activity measurement: Institute of Natural Fibers and Medical University Poznan, Poland, 2006
Influence of textile material on quality of sleep: Institute for Non-Invasive Diagnosis, Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria, 2006
Microclimatic test of three bed finishes: H. W. Jürgens, Forschungsgruppe Industrieanthropologie, Kiel, Germany, 2003
Sensitive skin - TENCEL® in comparison: German Allergy and Asthma Association, Germany 2008
Laboratory study of bacterial growth on textiles: B. Redl, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, 2004
Life cycle assessment of Lenzing fibers: M. Patel, Li Shen, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 2008