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Tencel Explained

Tencel Explained

Suffering from allergies or asthma shouldn’t prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep, so at Allersafe we are proud to offer our new anti-allergy encasement range made from Tencel®. 

What is Tencel®?
Tencel® is the perfect fabric for allergy sufferers or those with sensitive skin.  Soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and as absorbent as cotton – simply put, Tencel is a break-through fibre.  Environmentally sustainable, Tencel® is a man made, natural fibre which is also known as lyocell, a biodegradable material made from wood pulp cellulose sourced from sustainable tree farms.

Benefits of Tencel®
Bedding made from Tencel® has a number of qualities, including:

  • highly breathable
  • chemical free
  • naturally anti-bacterial
  • exceptionally soft
  • offers superb moisture wicking

When combined with our anti-allergy Breath-a-Barrier, our Tencel® encasements make the ideal protection from allergens in your bed.  Our Tencel® encasements create a barrier between you and the allergens that naturally build up in your bed and bedding.   Protecting yourself from allergens deep within your bed and bedding will help you get the great night’s sleep you need, without compromising on comfort

How can Tencel® bedding help my eczema or sensitive skin?
Tencel® is soft and supple against the skin and its incredible moisture wicking abilities make it the ideal choice with 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton.  Absorbing excess liquid and releasing it again quickly into the atmosphere inhibits bacteria growth keeping your skin clean and hygienic.  The fibrils in the Tencel® are the key to this element and its performance.  Fibrils are tiny components which make up a fibre.  Being hydrophilic, the fibrils optimise the absorption of moisture which in turn creates excellent cooling properties.  The highly breathable nature of Tencel® will also allow your skin to breathe.   Fabrics with rougher fibres can cause skin irritation; however due to the extremely smooth surface of Tencel® it feels soft and pleasant against your skin.

How is Tencel® different to other synthetic fibre?
Tencel® offers unique moisture transport unlike synthetic fibres – mainly as synthetic fibres have reduced wicking properties.  Another difference between Tencel® and synthetic fibres is that of the fact that synthetic fibres cannot absorb moisture into their fibres in any form.  With fibril structure support part of the Tencel® fibre it guarantees optimum conditions for the skin absorbing 50% more moisture than cotton.

What anti-allergy bedding is available in Tencel®?
At Allersafe we’re pleased to be able to offer both pillow and mattress encasements made from Tencel®:

Tencel® Anti-Allergy Mattress Encasements - Our Allersafe premium anti-allergy Tencel® mattress encasements fully encase your mattress providing a complete barrier which prevents dust mites and other allergens from escaping.  With a fully removable zippered top incorporated into the design, this anti-allergy Tencel® encasement allows for easy removal from your mattress for washing and is equally as easy to refit.  With built in Breath-a-Barrier technology a breathable barrier is created against dust mites and other allergens whilst also creating a water resistant barrier.

Tencel® Anti-Allergy Pillow Encasements - To create a total barrier and prevent dust mites and other allergens from escaping from your pillow the zipped premium anti-allergy Tencel® pillow encasement is an essential addition to your bed linen.  Similar to the mattress encasement, the pillow encasement is also blended with Tencel®, wicking the excess moisture away, yet with a smooth finish and with the essential build in Breath-a-Barrier technology.

Tencel® Glossary

Tencel® A silky texture fabric made from wood pulp cellulose using recyclable solvents.
Wood Pulp Cellulose Fibre from a plant or plant based material.  Considered to be one of the most abundant raw materials world-wide.
Lyocell Regenerated cellulose fibre made from dissolving pulp otherwise referred to as bleached wood pulp.
Fibrils The tiny components which make up a fibre.
Wicking A process whereby the fibres in a garment draw perspiration away from the skin and to the surface of the fabric, allowing the moisture to evaporate quickly.


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