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Stretch fibres and fabrics - reaching new levels of comfort

This report examines the field of stretch fibres and fabrics, which have been credited with radically changing the way people look and feel in the clothes they wear.   Developments in stretch fibres and fabrics have made it possible to produce new types of functional clothing-including compression garments which help to improve an athlete's performance and workwear which offers greater comfort and

28th October 2011

Innovation in Textiles
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Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

Report summary

This report examines the field of stretch fibres and fabrics, which have been credited with radically changing the way people look and feel in the clothes they wear.  

Developments in stretch fibres and fabrics have made it possible to produce new types of functional clothing-including compression garments which help to improve an athlete's performance and workwear which offers greater comfort and freedom of movement.

This report provides a wealth of information on various types of stretch fabrics; ways of imparting stretch properties to fabrics; elastane fibres; testing of stretch fabrics; and applications of stretch fabrics.  

It also provides an overview on the key producers of stretch fibres and yarns, stretch fabrics, and the products and innovations in both sectors.

Table of Contents

Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort

Summary

Introduction

Types of stretch fabrics

Roles of fibre type and fabric construction in the properties of stretch fabrics

Ways of imparting stretch properties to fabrics

Development of elastane fibres and elastane fibre markets

Characteristics of elastane fibres Production of elastane fibres

Incorporating elastane fibres in textiles

Supply and demand for elastane fibres

Testing of stretch fabrics

Applications of stretch fabrics

Key producers of stretch fibres and yarns and their products

Key producers of stretch fabrics and their products

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