This material is made from composite fibers produced using a combination of pulp-based, semi-synthetic fibers and natural fibers. For this reason, it has both excellent functionality and supple feel. The natural fibers give this material its supple and comfortable feeling on the skin. Pulp is the raw material used in this material, and so it is biodegradable. This material is used in clothing, material, and medical applications.

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Because of its excellent moisture-absorbing properties and random structure of the fiber surfaces, this material demonstrates excellent diffusive properties regarding the absorbed moisture. The result is a material with excellent quick-drying properties. These excellent moisture-absorbing properties keep clothes comfortable.
Fibers have unique cross sections which scatters light. This and the low refractive index gives the material an elegant shine similar to silk. This material is also soft, supple, and comforting to the skin due to the relatively low specific gravity and low Young's modulus.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification

Lynda is also certified as a class 1 product, which is the strictest class in the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
* The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is an international standard that determines limit values for substances harmful to humans to define the safety of textile products.

Other variations include the Kessler product with deodorizing properties and the Lynda FR product with flame-retardant properties.



Item Lynda
Polyester Rayon Cuprammonium Rayon Cotton Characteristics
Tensile strength
Dry 1.1 to 1.2 1.1 to 1.2 3.8 to 5.3 1.5 to 2.0 1.6 to 2.4 2.6 to 4.3 Tear,Wear
Wet 0.6 to 0.8 0.7 to 0.9 3.8 to 5.3 0.7 to 1.1 1.0 to 1.7 2.9 to 5.6  
Degree of
extensibility (%)
Dry 25 to 35 25 to 35 20 to 32 18 to 24 10 to 17 3 to 7 Elasticity
Young's modulus
350 to 550 400 to 600 1100 to 2000 850 to 1150 700 to 1000 950 to 1300 Texture
Offical moisture
regain (%)
6.5 3.5 0.4 11.0 11.0 8.5 Sweat absorption/Quick-drying Static electricity
Degree of
cross-sectional swelling (%)
  8 5.5 1 or less 60   - Shrinking
Specific gravity   1.32 1.30 1.38 1.50 1.50 1.54 Texture
Refractive index   1.48 1.47 1.62 1.53   1.56 Gloss, Chromogenic quality
Thermal properties Softening point   200 to 230°C 250°C or more 238 to 240°C Does not soften or melt.
Color decomposes between 260 to 300°C.
Does not soften or melt.
Color decomposes between 260 to 300°C.
Does not soften or melt.
Decomposes at 235°C.
Dry heat-processed
Melting point   260°C 300°C 255 to 260°C Pleats retention
Thermosetting capability   Yes Yes Yes No No No Dimension stability
Boiling water
shrinkage (%)
  2 to 3 1 to 2 7 to 8 1 to 2   - Dimension stability,Texture
Dyeing properties Dye   Dispersive
Dispersive Dispersive Reactive and direct Reactive and direct Reactive and direct Fastness
(major)   Some cation   Cationic (CDY) Bat and naphthol Bat and naphthol Bat and naphthol  
Dye color Temperature 80 to 120°C 120 to 130°C 120 to 130°C Room temperature at ordinary pressure Room temperature at ordinary pressure High temperature at ordinary pressure Texture
Model Ordinary pressure dye jig
Ordinary and high-pressure liquid flow
High-pressure liquid flow
High-pressure dye jig
High-pressure liquid flow
High-pressure beam
Ordinary pressure liquid flow
Ordinary pressure liquid flow
Ordinary pressure liquid flow



  • Outerwear and underwear
  • Bedding, Japanese clothing, belts, gift box lining
  • Clothing quality labels and tags
  • Ribbon tape
  • Packing tape
  • Medical tape


Inquiries Concerning Products

Fibers Industrial Materials Sales Group. Fibers Materials Dept.

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