TENCEL™

TENCEL™ is the key ingredient in all Jacaranda’s natural shine carpets and rugs. It beautifully reflects light, and is the key ingredient of all the silky carpets and rugs. The pile moves when walked on like silk-velvet, and skilful dying allows a colour palette from Santushti’s neutral shades to Satara’s bright jewel-like tones. All Jacaranda’s TENCEL™ carpets and rugs can be bespoke colour matched to paints or fabric samples, Pantones or poms, with no minimum order quantity.

TENCEL™ key strengths

  • TENCEL™ is the best performing cellulose fibre for floorcoverings
  • TENCEL™ carpets and rugs can be professionally cold, wet cleaned
  • Fibres are sustainable, biodegradable, hard wearing and manage indoor moisture, harbouring fewer bacteria for a healthier living environment
  • They are naturally moth resistant and much more resilient than viscose
  • A branded lyocell fibre, TENCEL™ is made by Lenzing AG in Austria, from wood pulp sourced exclusively from sustainably grown forests
  • Lenzing AG won the “European Award for the Environment”, owing to very low emissions during TENCEL™ production, 99.3 to 99.8% of chemicals are used repeatedly in a closed loop system
  • ‘Viscose’ and ‘lyocell’ are generic terms for fibres made around the world that carry no such guarantees
  • All Jacaranda’s TENCEL™ ranges are registered with Lenzing AG and certificates of authenticity can be provided on request

The benefits of TENCEL™

TENCEL™ VISCOSE
ECO-FRIENDLY
PRODUCTION
99.8% of the solvents used to convert wood pulp to TENCEL™ are recycled and reused over and over again Harmful chemicals such as caustic soda, carbon disulphide and sulphuric acid are used every time in a harsh production process
USE CLASSIFICATION
BS EN1307
Jacaranda’s pure TENCEL™ ranges – Santushti, Satara & Sikkim achieve heavy domestic class 23 ratings Majority of pure viscose carpets only achieve light domestic class 21 ratings

COLOURFASTNESS TO LIGHT
ISO 6356 (8 = no change to 1 = severe change)

Jacaranda’s pure TENCEL™ ranges score 6 Most pure viscose carpets score between 3 to 4

WATER SPILLAGE
BS EN15115 (5 = no change to 1 = severe change)

Jacaranda’s pure TENCEL™ ranges score 4 Pure viscose pile changes texture irrevocably and only scores around 2, unless blended with a harder wearing fibre such as wool
CLEANING TENCEL™ floorcoverings can be professionally cleaned by dry or cold wet extraction methods Viscose fibres are fragile and difficult to clean. Professional dry extraction recommended, unless part of a wool blend