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Lycra® Fiber

LYCRA° fiber is a man-made elastane fiber. It has unique stretch and recovery properties that add comfort fit shape retention, durability and freedom of movement. This is achieved thanks to the unique properties of the fiber which can be stretched up to seven times its initial length before springing back to the original position once tension is released

Many natural or man-made fibers can be mixed with LYCRA® fiber and very small amounts of LYCRA’ fiber can transform the performance of a fabric – as hale as 2% LYCRA® fiber content can improve fabric performance. There are various ways of integrating LYCRA® fiber with other fibers to provide fabrics for all needs.

A fabric ingredient and not a fabric itself, the fact that the LYCRA® fiber brand is well known throughout the world bears testament to INVISTA™ marketing efforts. The LYCRA® fiber brand boasts the global consumer awareness of 88%.

For more information please visit
www.LYCRA.com

*LYCRA®, T400®, dualFX, LYCRA HYFIT™, XFIT LYCRA® and TOUGHMAX™ are trademark of INVISTA

Lycra® T400® Fiber

T400® fiber is a new melt-spun elastic fiber from INVISTA™, based on multi-component technology that revolutionizes the comfort, hand, wrinkle resistance and easy care of contemporary fabrics. So innovative that the FTC, North America approved a new generic fiber subclass, Elasterell-p and European BISFA approved a new generic fiber subclass, Elastomultiester (EME) in recognition of the unique qualities of T400® fiber.

T400® fibers benefits include:

  • Comfort stretch for great fit
  • Excellent recovery and fabric stability
  • Resistance and durability
    – chlorine resistant for fabric and garment washing, bleaching and stonewashing
    – high tear and tensile strength
    – UV resistant
  • Wicks moisture, fabrics are breathable Fabrics with T400® fiber may qualify for both COOLMAX® fabric and LYCRA® fiber hang tags if they pass the certification standards by INVISTA
  • Easy care washable, excellent crease retention, helps resist wrinkles.

Applications:
Denim: withstands heavy bleaching and stonewashing procedures. Shining & Linings: provides low shrinkage, cool comfort and ease of movement Pants provides comfortable fit, enhanced crease retention and wrinkle resistance. Sweaters: Provides comfortable fit and improved recovery washed fastness versus PBT.

For more information please visit
www.LYCRA.com

*LYCRA®, T400®, dualFX, LYCRA HYFIT™, XFIT LYCRA® and TOUGHMAX™ are trademark of INVISTA

LYCRA® dualFX™ Fabrics

LYCRA® dualFX™ fabrics were created by the integration of LYCRA® fiber and LYCRA® T400® fiber in a single fabric for extra stretch and most importantly extra recovery.

The new combination technology meets expectations of both consumers and producers that can get super stretch jeans which are comfortable to wear by minimizing the level of constraint against the body and also retain their shape and fit over time thanks to high stretch of LYCRA® fiber and the excellent recovery and low shrinkage power of LYCRA® T400® fiber.

The benefits of LYCRA® dualFX™ fabrics are:

  • High Stretch
  • High Recovery
  • Low Growth
  • Excellent dimensional Stability

Technical Background

LYCRA® dualFX™ fabrics are made with composite yarns such as corespun, airjet covered or single covered yarns and in a variety of ways:

  • LYCRA® fiber and LYCRA® T400® fiber can be corespun with cotton
  • Both fibers can be air intermingled or twisted together to make a covered yarn
  • This covered yarn can also be corespun with cotton

*LYCRA®, T400®, dualFX, LYCRA HYFIT™, XFIT LYCRA® and TOUGHMAX™ are trademark of INVISTA

XFIT LYCRA® Fabric

It’s largely due to the development of XFIT LYCRA® fabric that jeans have taken on a new lease on life in recent times.

A completely new fabric construction from INVISTA, XFIT LYCRA®fabric offers just the right amount of “give” in every direction, consistently providing exceptional comfort and fit, even after repeated wear and wash.

XFIT LYCRA® fabric technology is a patented denim cross-weave that delivers all the benefits of multi-direction stretch. It helps to give jeans lasting good looks thanks to improved shape memory, while looking and feeling like authentic denim.

*LYCRA®, T400®, dualFX, LYCRA HYFIT™, XFIT LYCRA® and TOUGHMAX™ are trademark of INVISTA

TOUGH MAX™ LYCRA® FABRIC

TOUGH MAX™ LYCRA® FABRIC

The concept behind TOUGH MAX™ LYCRA® fabrics is strength with comfort. TOUGH MAX™ LYCRA® fabric is made from a blend of cotton with LYCRA® T400® fiber to provide better performance and style as compared to ordinary 100% cotton denim fabrics and jeans.

Features:

  • Twice as strong in weft as 100% cotton denim
  • Freedom of movement
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Excellent garment Durability
  • Long lasting fit
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Higher tear and tensile strength

*LYCRA®, T400®, dualFX, LYCRA HYFIT™, XFIT LYCRA® and TOUGHMAX™ are trademark of INVISTA

lycra hyfit

LYCRA HyFit™ Fiber®

LYCRA® fiber technology has found its way into all sorts of clothing and accessories, improving their fit, feel and flexibility. Stockings stay up better, swimwear ceases to sag and bras no longer bunch and pinch.

Now, LYCRA® fiber is sharing its benefits with diapers and other personal hygiene products. LYCRA HyFit™ fiber continues the tradition of providing consumers, even young consumers, with a snug, comfortable fit while reducing manufacturing costs. Diapers made with LYCRA HyFit™ fiber have a high power-to-weight ratio, so less material is required—resulting in three to four times more yield than rubber.

Comfort and fit

  • For consumers around the world, the LYCRA® brand means freedom of movement – products containing LYCRA® fiber are simply more comfortable to wear
  • Diapers and incontinence products with LYCRA HyFit™ fiber accommodate a wide range of sizes, providing fit and comfort for babies and adults
  • LYCRA HyFit™ fiber in diapers and incontinence products are gentle around the legs
  • Diaper leg bands with LYCRA HyFit™ fiber have excellent stretch and recovery
  • Using LYCRA HyFit™ fiber in hygiene products improves containment and confidence

For more information please visit
HyFit.INVISTA.com

*LYCRA®, T400®, dualFX, LYCRA HYFIT™, XFIT LYCRA® and TOUGHMAX™ are trademark of INVISTA

coolmax

COOLMAX®

COOLMAX® BRAND TECHNOLOGIES

COOLMAX® fabric is the performance fabric that includes an effective fiber-based moisture management system. The system can move perspiration away from the body, and through the fabric, where it can evaporate quickly, allowing the wearer to feel cooler and more comfortable.

COOLMAX® technology solutions, backed by distinctive new consumer-oriented branding, can be used across a broad product range covering most fabric applications. Fabrics made with COOLMAX® technology can be tailored to meet the end user’s performance needs, and are certified to ensure class-leading performance regardless of supply source.

coolmax pro

COOLMAX® PRO

COOLMAX® PRO technology solutions meet our most demanding standards for moisture management performance. Fabrics made with COOLMAX® PRO technology can be tailored to meet the end user’s performance needs, and are certified to ensure class-leading performance regardless of supply source.

Cordura®

CORDURA® fabric is a registered trademark for INVISTA™ certified performance fabrics containing proprietary INVISTA fibers and, in some cases, other companion fibers.

For performance apparel, gear and work wear, CORDURA® fabric is the tough stuff: And now that CORDURA® fabric is being used in a wider range of products, from heavy-duty performance gear and apparel to everyday wear, CORDURA® fabric is even tougher to beat.

From luggage and backpacks, to boots and performance apparel, it is easier than ever to choose the look, texture and weight you need for all kinds of styles. It is resistant to abrasions, tears and scuffs – all the qualities you expect from a high-performance fabric. Regardless of your activities, you are certain to benefit from the toughness of CORDURA® fabric.

For more information please visit
www.cordura.com

thermolite

THERMOLITE® BRAND

THERMOLITE® fabric is a registered trademark for INVISTA™ performance fabrics containing proprietary INVISTA fibers and in some cases, other companion fibers.
THERMOLITE® brand technologies keeps the wearer warm without adding bulky layers. Engineered fibers and insulation trap air for light weight, heavy-duty performance.

Two technolgy platforms, each of which delivers a unique set of consumer benefits, qualify for the THERMOLITE® brands:

1: THERMOLITE® CORE technology

2: THERMOLITE® ALL SEASON technology