Viscose and Modal Fibre, Lyocell and Tencel™
The care of viscose and modal fibre articles is only marginally different.
Generally, modal fibre is easier to care for than viscose, due to its better dry and wet strength. This is why modal fibre is used with cotton more often than viscose nowadays. Viscose is mainly used as pure viscose, as lining material, plain-coloured and as a base for printing. Combined with cotton neither of these two fibres should ever be boiled!
If modal fibre or viscose have been used, e.g. as lining material, the care is governed by the outer fabric (e.g. wool). Lyocell and especially Tencel™ are to be treated similarly as modal fibre, washing is considerably less problematic.