Viscord® by Glanzstoff is a natural viscose filament yarn brand. While characterized by a soft hand and liquid drape, Viscord® displays exceptional durability and nomelt / no-drip properties. Accordingly, it is equally suited for high-end fashion and garments for firefighters or military applications.

Viscord® filament yarn is absolutely eco-friendly: they are produced from sustainable wood pulp. The raw material only requires suitable soil and an environment favorable for growth. For Viscord®, only trees from certified and controlled plantations are used, no pesticides are utilized.

In contrast to synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester, cellulose-based Viscord® is biodegradable and compostable. It will not add to the marine litter problem or otherwise end up in the food chain. 1 kilogram of silk kills 6,600 silkworms. In the production of Viscord® there is no such issue.

Heavy-duty yarns for fine lightweight fabrics

  • High tenacity: 26cN/tex
  • LOI: 26% —no melt, no drip
  • No thermoplastic
  • No pilling—excellent abrasion resistance
  • Unique wearing comfort—cool and silky touch
  • Soft hand—liquid drape Good wash durability
  • Biodegradable
  • Oeko-Tex® 100 class 1

Flame retardants: “when the mission gets hot”

Firefighters and soldiers* need flame-resistant garments that neither meltnor drip under heat and flame exposure. Unlike thermoplastics, cellulosebased Viscord® FR has an excellent LOI of 26%. With its cool touch and low coefficient of friction, it is perfect for hood liners, stretch fabrics, softshell fabrics, base layers, and shirting.

Viscord® FR does not contain halogens or otherwise toxic flame retardants. Its fire-resistant properties are not reduced by washing, dry cleaning, or by abrasion. The yarn is available in two varieties: in 150 dtex, it is a perfect material for textile applications. A courser yarn count of 2440 dtex is mainly used for stretch-breaking to produce long staple fibers.

Remark: * Viscose is approved by the US military and is Berry-compliant.

Achievable certifications (depending on fabric construction)

  • EN ISO 14116
  • EN ISO 11611 Class 2
  • EN ISO 11612 Class A1, B1, C1, D3, E3
  • EN 13034 Class A1
  • EN 61482-1-2 Class 2
  • EN 1149 Class 3 (in combination with carbon fiber)
  • EN 469
  • FIA 8856 -2000

Viscord® FR Technical data

Linear density (nominall) No. of filament Linear density (real) Tenacity cond. Tenacity wet Elongation cond. Elongation wet Hot water shrinkage LOI[%]
dtex dtex [cN/tex] [cN/tex] % % % min.
150 76 153 26 14 10 24 14 25
2440 1320 2450 24 12 7 18 13 26
  • High tenacity: 36cN/tex
  • Outstanding abrasion resistance, no pilling
  • Cool and silky touch, liquid drape
  • Excellent washability
  • Biodegradable
  • Oeko-Tex® 100 class 1

High tenacity for highest demands”

For all its robust tenacity, Viscord® HT offers excellent wearing comfort. Its brilliant visual appearance and silk-like touch make it a highly popular material in haute couture. At the same time, it is suitable for heavy-duty base layer garments due to its natural moisture managing properties, creating natural comfort. Other applications include sportswear, car interiors, and sewing threads. Fabrics produced from Viscord® HT are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Low electrostatics add to its wearing comfort. In addition, Viscord® HT has excellent durability: On Martindale tests it withstood over 100.000 turns and it has been laundered up to 100 cycles, with no evidence of pilling or degradation.

Viscord® HT Technical data

Linear density (nominall) No. of filament Linear density (real) Tenacity cond. Tenacity wet Elongation cond. Elongation wet Hot water shrinkage
dtex dtex [cN/tex] [cN/tex] % % %
150 76 153 36 19 10 22 14