Questions and answers that provide clarity.
What is SMARTCEL?
SMARTFIBER AG has succeeded in integrating natural additives with positive effects for skin and body into a cellulose fibre through a worldwide patented process: SMARTCEL is a lyocell fibre with incorporated pharmaceutical zinc oxide.
What is SEACELL?
SMARTFIBER AG has succeeded in integrating natural additives with positive effects for skin and body into a cellulose fibre through a worldwide patented process: SEACELL is a lyocell fibre with incorporated, pure brown algae from Iceland.
Which zinc oxide is used in SMARTCEL?
Phamaceutical zinc oxide is embedded in SMARTCEL.
Which alga is used in SEACELL?
An organic, sustainably harvested algae is embedded in SEACELL.
Is SEACELL or SMARTCEL a filament or a staple fibre?
SEACELL and SMARTCEL are staple fibres.
Is SEACELL or SMARTCEL degradable or compostable?
SEACELL and SMARTCELL are degradable, SEACELL is even home-compostable.
Where can I get SEACELL and SMARTCEL fibres?
SEACELL and SMARTCEL can be obtained directly from SMARTFIBER in the form of approx. 300kg bales.
Where can I get yarn with SEAELL or SMARTCEL?
SEACELL and SMARTCEL are processed by spinners worldwide into yarns according to customer specifications. We are happy to recommend one of our partners.
Where can I get tissue with SEACELL or SMARTCEL?
After SEACELL and SMARTCEL have been spun into a yarn by a spinning mill, the yarn is processed by weaving mills worldwide into fabrics - according to customer requirements. We are happy to recommend one of our partners.
Where can I get knitwear with SEACELL or SMARTCEL?
After SEACELL and SMARTCEL have been spun into a yarn by a spinning mill, the yarn is processed by knitting mills worldwide into knitting qualities - according to customer requirements. We are happy to recommend one of our partners.
Is there nonwoven made from SEACELL or SMARTCEL?
SEACELL or SMARTCEL fibres can be used directly to produce nonwovens for a wide range of applications. The fibres are used in nonwovens (fleeces and felts) for technical textiles, upholstery, automotive, furniture, mattresses, hygiene, medicine and cosmetics. We would be happy to recommend one of our partners.
Where can I get ready-made textiles with SEACELL or SMARTCEL?
All over the world, garment makers process fabrics with SEACELL or SMARTCEL into finished textiles for a wide range of applications.
In which textiles is SEACELL or SMARTCEL used?
SEACELL or SMARTCEL can be used in all textiles: Sportswear, loungewear, yoga, underwear, socks, trousers, leggings, T-shirts, shirts, knitted jumpers, bed linen, mattresses, towels, cosmetic pads, hygiene articles, cosmetic articles, shoes.
What is the function of SEACELL?
SEACELL gives a textile a very soft and pleasant feel. The algae in SEACELL is rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals. The fibres have an antioxidant effect even in the finished textile, are skin-friendly and breathable.
What is the function of SMARTCEL?
The incorporated zinc oxide in SMARTCEL gives textiles special functions: they are antibacterial, offer UV sun protection, are effective against mites, mould, fungi. SMARTCEL is very skin-friendly and has shown a positive effect in clinical studies for people with eczema, allergies and skin diseases.
Have the functions of SEACELL and SMARTCEL been tested and confirmed?
Yes, each function has been confirmed by internationally recognised laboratories and university clinics.
Can SEACELL and SMARTCEL be mixed with other fibres?
SEACELL or SMARTCEL can be combined with all other fibres in yarn, or with yarns and filaments in woven or knitted fabric.
What percentage of SEACELL must be contained in the finished textile for it to function and be certified by SMARTFIBER?
To achieve the appropriate function of SEACELL in a textile, at least 20-25% SEACELL should be contained in the finished textile.
What percentage of SMARTCEL must be contained in the finished textile for it to function and be certified by SMARTFIBER?
To achieve the appropriate function of SMARTCEL in a textile, at least 10-15% SMARTCEL should be present in the finished textile.
How can I have a textile certified with SMARTCEL or SEACELL?
We will gladly provide you with an analysis form. Please fill it out and send it, together with the yarn, fabric, knit or finished textile, to the address given.
What is tested during SMARTFIBER certification?
Each fibre contains a marker, or its own DNA. These characteristics are used to confirm the content of SEACELL or SMARTCEL in the textile. After passing the test, a certificate is issued.
May SMARTFIBER SEACELL SMARTCEL logos be used?
After passing the certification of the textiles, SMARTFIBER offers a trademark agreement which allows the use of logos.
Does SMARTFIBER provide marketing material and hang tags?
Once the textiles have been certified and the trademark agreement has been executed, SMARTFIBER will provide hang tags.
Can a leather substitute be made from SEACELL or SMARTCEL?
No, SEACELL or SMARTCEL is not used for leather replacement.