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New Lycra trio in Shanghai

New fibre properties for retaining colour, improving durability and enhancing fit.

29th August 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Shangahi

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

The Lycra Company is introducing three new fibres at this week’s Intertextile Shanghai (August 28-30) –Lycra Adaptiv Black and Adaptiv Xtra Life and Lycra Sheer Sensation.

Adaptiv Black for activewear and athleisure apparel helps reduce fibre damage caused by UV rays, sunscreen and anti-chafing creams that can negatively impact a garment’s fit, functionality and lifespan. It provides durable, spun-in true black colour that resists fading and minimises 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.

Adaptiv Xtra Life for durable swimwear and activewear is said to last up to ten times longer than garments made with unprotected spandex, while also providing shaping comfort and a wider fit window to adapt to different body types. The Rosset Group, one of Latin America’s largest and most differentiated knitters, has developed the fabrics with Adaptiv Xtra Life for the Intertextile show.

Lycra Sheer Sensation technology is also being introduced in China – an anti-static Lycra fibre that eliminates cling in sheer hosiery.

“We are thrilled that Intertextile Shanghai is back after its cancellation last year,” said Vincent Hu, the company’s vice president of apparel in Asia. “We have two years’ worth of new products on display and we are anticipating great interest in our range of sustainable offerings.”

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