The wellness fiber with the benefits of seaweed
The pure fiber of SeaCell™ is a cellulose fiber with completely new applications. This special fiber is produced by the so-called Lyocell process using cellulose and seaweed as ”renewable resources”. The new approach is to use the Lyocell fiber as a “ functional carrier” for natural substances such as seaweed. Seaweed contains the minerals of the sea. This explains why the most divers chemical elements can be found in the seaweed materials. In addition, seaweed contains carbohydrates, amino acids, fats and vitamins.
To preserve the smoothness and firmness of the skin ,seaweed is used in cosmetics to improve the blood supply of the skin, activate the meta- bolism and thus promote skin renewal. The active ingredients of the seaweed are incorporated into the SeaCell™ fiber. Upon contact with the skin, these ingredients can be released.
Yarn and fabric production
When processing Lyocell fibers in the usual way, SeaCell™ fibers can be processed to make them even more effective. SeaCell™ yarns lend themselves well to use in knitting and weaving, e.g. in NM 135/1 (25% SeaCell™) for feather-proof bed ticking. SeaCell™ fabrics can be bleached and dyed using the normal methods. By dyeing them with reactive or direct dyestuff, SeaCell™ fabrics can be dyed evenly. They can also be treated to make them softer to the touch or to give them a resin finish.
Comparison of the tenacity
Despite the considerable differences in fiber structure the mechanical properties – here the tenacity – range at the same high level as those of the standard Lyocell fibers. Please see attached file.