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70% Micro TENCEL®
30% American grown SUPIMA® cotton
Silky soft feel with the added durability of superior quality SUPIMA® cotton
Cool, dry sleeping comfort...Wake up more rested
Bacteria and allergen resistantMade in the USAPatented “Guaranteed to Fit and Guaranteed to Stay On™” luxury sizing to fit today’s thicker mattressDreamFlex patented corner bands for a secure fitDreamFlex 360 degree elastic band for a tailored fitOne-year manufacturers warranty
Sheet Sets Include: An extra large flat sheet, a patented fitted sheet and two pillowcases (Split set include two fitted sheets. Twin XL and Twin sets include one pillowcase.)
COLORS: Ivory, White, Tan
Note: Web colors vary slightly depending on your computer monitor settings.Our flat sheet is 10% bigger…
Queen – 94” x 110”
King – 110” x 110”
Cal King – 106” x 114”
Hardwood logs are chipped into squares about the size of postage stamps. The chips are digested chemically, to remove the lignin and to soften them enough to be mechanically milled to a wet pulp. This pulp may be bleached. Then it is dried into a continuous sheet and rolled onto spools. At this stage, it has the consistency of thick posterboard paper. The roll of cellulose weighs some 500 lb (227 kg). The waste liquor may be reworked to produce tall oil, used to make alkyd resins.
At the Lyocell mill, rolls of pulp are broken into one-inch squares and dissolved in N-methylmorpholine N-oxide, giving a solution called "dope." The filtered cellulose solution is then pumped through spinnerets, devices used with a variety of manmade fibers. The spinneret is pierced with small holes rather like a showerhead; when the solution is forced through it, long strands of fiber come out. The fibers are then immersed in another solution of amine oxide, diluted this time, which sets the fiber strands. Then they are washed with de-mineralized water. The Lyocell fiber next passes to a drying area, where the water is evaporated from it. The strands then pass to a finishing area, where a lubricant, which may be a soap or silicone or other agent depending on the future use of the fiber, is applied. This step is basically a detangler, prior to carding and spinning into yarn.
The dried, finished fibers are at this stage in a form called tow, a large untwisted bundle of continuous lengths of filament. The bundles of tow are taken to a crimper, a machine that compresses the fiber, giving it texture and bulk. The crimped fiber is carded by mechanical carders, which perform an action like combing, to separate and order the strands. The carded strands are cut and baled for shipment to a fabric mill. The entire manufacturing process, from unrolling the raw cellulose to baling the fiber, takes about two hours. After this, the Lyocell may be processed in many ways. It may be spun with another fiber, such as cotton or wool. The resulting yarn can be woven or knitted like any other fabric, and may be given a variety of finishes, from soft and suede-like to silky.
The amine oxide used to dissolve the cellulose and set the fiber after spinning is recycled. 98% of the amine oxide is typically recovered. Since there is little waste product, this process is relatively eco-friendly. However, it uses a substantial amount of energy, and uses an organic solvent of petrochemical origin.
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