Lyocell

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Lyocell is a fibre made from wood pulp cellulose. It was first manufactured in 1992 by Acordis Cellulosic Fibers, Inc. The only current manufacturer in the United States is Tencel Ltd, who market it under the trademarked brand name Tencel. The product is also manufactured by the Lenzing-based fiber manufacturer Lenzing AG, under the trademark Lenzing Lyocell.

The Federal Trade Commission defines lyocell as "a cellulose fabric that is obtained by an organic solvent spinning process". It classifies the fibre as a sub-category of rayon.

The fibre is used in the production of many clothes, such as jeans, trousers and coats.

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