Lycra Showing New Developments at Intertextile Shanghai
The Lycra Company, a manufacturer of innovative and sustainable fibres is showing its latest developments at Intertextile Shanghai in Hall 4.1 being held in Shanghai.
The Lycra brand pavilion is the largest exhibition space ever at 932 square meters and features 28 co-exhibitors united under the theme of ‘Co-Create the Future Today’.
The company will feature and debut three new fibres like Lycra Adaptiv Black fibre, Lycra Adaptiv Xtra Life fibre and Lycra Sheer Sensation technology.
Lycra Adaptiv Black fibre is for long-lasting activewear and athleisure apparel that helps reduce fibre damage caused by UV rays, sunscreen, and anti-chafing creams that can negatively impact a garment’s fit, functionality and lifespan.
“This technology also provides durable, spun-in true black color that resists fading and minimizes fibre grin-through and glitter. Garment makers and brands can create size-inclusive garments that deliver a second-skin fit and enhanced comfort with this versatile fibre,” the US based company said.
While, Lycra Adaptiv Xtra Life fibre is the solution for durable swimwear and activewear that lasts up to 10 times longer than garments made with unprotected spandex, while also providing shaping, dynamic comfort.
According to The Lycra Company, the Rosset Group, one of Latin America’s largest and most differentiated knitter developed the fabrics with Lycra Adaptiv Xtra Life fiber for Intertextile.
The Lycra Sheer Sensation technology being launched in China is a proprietary anti-static version of the Lycra fibre and was developed in response to consumer insights that indicated sheer hosiery consumers desired a permanent solution to annoying static cling.
The booth will also feature fabrics and garments made with Lycra FitSense technology, moisture-wicking Coolmax technology for cooling and Thermolite technology for lightweight warmth.
Sustainable solutions on display include its family of fibres made from 100 percent textile waste, 100 percent recycled PET, and pre-consumer recycled fibre, which are offered under brands Lycra Ecomade, Coolmax Ecomade and also Thermolite Ecomade.
Visitors will also be able to learn about the development of bio-derived Lycra fibre made with Qira. This sustainable offering made with field corn has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 44 percent versus spandex made with traditional raw materials.