Lyocell bamboo has the highest possible classification for regenerated fibres (class B) in the MADE-BY environmental fibre benchmark, and is considered more environmentally friendly than other Lyocell product´s based on forest trees.
Lyocell bamboo is very different from conventional bamboo, named bamboo rayon. Bamboo rayon is produced using many harmful chemicals and the process is highly water intensive.
The closed loop Lyocell technique significantly reduces water consumption and also eliminates the use of hazardous chemicals by using the organic solvent NMMNO in the production process. This solution is recycled and reused along with the water involved in the process. Thus, there are no residues of harmful chemicals, and the process results in long, strong and durable fibres.