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REFIBRA™ technology

REFIBRA™ technology


Contribution to circular economy

In the emerging circular economy of the future, nothing is treated as waste. What is left over from one process becomes input to another, so keeping it circulating. REFIBRA™technology gives a second life to pre- and post-consumer sources - which would otherwise be sent to landfills or incinerated - by upcycling it into brand new cellulosic fiber materials for clothing and home products. 





Based on the same award-winning efficient closed loop production process as standard TENCEL™ Lyocell fiber, REFIBRA™ technology is Lenzing’s first step to contribute to the circular economy in the textile industry.

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with REFIBRA™ technology are made from a substantial proportion – up to one third – of pulp from cotton scraps that would otherwise have gone to waste combined with wood pulp. It’s a new basis of making textiles that has a better impact on the environment.


Unlike mechanically recycled cotton, there is no loss of quality or performance with TENCEL™ fibers with REFIBRA™ technology. They retain the round cross-section, smooth fiber surface, and high tensile and tear strength of regular TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers.


Producing white fibers from recycled material often represents a challenge. Slightly grey or green shades are common unwanted outcomes on the market. TENCEL™ fibers with REFIBRA™ technology are high-quality fibers and as white as the winter snow in Austria, where they are produced.


REFIBRA™ technology

Fabric Features

Fabrics made with TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with REFIBRA™ technology are soft, white, ideal for any project.


TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers with Micro technology can result in very fine yarns, which can be processed into very light knitted and woven fabrics.

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Fabrics containing TENCEL™ fibers x REFIBRA™ technology in a nutshell

Gentle on Skin

Minimal static charge

Contributes to Breathability

Sustainable Production


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