As yet the only fully commercialised Lyocell fibre in the world, Courtaulds' Tencel, is now also being manufactured at the company's US plant in Mobile, Alabama, in addition to the already existing production output from Grimsby in the UK. Key markets for the new fibre are the USA, Japan and Europe. Tencel fabrics are destined for a wide choice of applications including the high fashion market. Denim medium and heavy weights, colour wovens and chambrays, bottom weight trousers, skirting fabrics, circular units, and top-weight prints all make use of the tenacity, strength, natural fibre-look and soft feel of Tencel. The lyocell fibre can be engineered to produce a wide range of drape and handle effects. Its inherent properties enhance fabric production especially during wet processing.
Anon., Chemiefasern Text. Ind., suppl. Man-Made Fiber Year Book 1992, p. 22