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SHAPING Technology by LYCRA® Brand

The Science of Shaping™.

SHAPING Technology

SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand, The Science of Shaping™, enables the creation of shapewear that offers both shaping performance and comfort. Fabrics are tested against quality standards that are based on scientifically determined metrics that characterize both shaping performance and comfort.

SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand categorizes fabrics to help shapewear designers find the right fabric. For shaping undergarments, four platform categories to expand the range of options available in terms of fabric weight and shaping performance.

SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand, The Science of Shaping™, enables the creation of shapewear that offers both shaping performance and comfort. Fabrics are tested against quality standards that are based on scientifically determined metrics that characterize both shaping performance and comfort.

SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand categorizes fabrics to help shapewear designers find the right fabric. For shaping undergarments, four platform categories to expand the range of options available in terms of fabric weight and shaping performance. Swimwear and hosiery with SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand may qualify for two platform categories, firm and extra firm shaping.

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Shapewear

LYCRA® fiber shapewear

Based on scientifically determined metrics, SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand provides four categories to expand the range of options available in terms of fabric weight and shaping performance.

Consumer Brand
LYCRA® Brand Logo
LYCRA® Beauty Logo

Speciality Fiber

ProductFeatureProcessAvailability
S RESIST Technology by LYCRA® Brand Best Chlorine Resistance (to pool/swim environments) , Best Grin-Through Reduction Circular Knitting, Warp Knitting, Yarn Covering Asia , North America , South America , Worldwide , Europe
BLACK Technology by LYCRA® Brand Best Chlorine Resistance (to pool/swim environments) , Best Grin-Through Reduction Circular Knitting, Warp Knitting, Yarn Covering Worldwide
W Technology by LYCRA® Brand Best Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) , Best Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) , Best Grin-Through Reduction , Good Heat-Setting Efficiency Circular Knitting, Warp Knitting Europe
SOFT COMFORT Technology by LYCRA® Brand Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) , Best Thermal Resistance , Best Soft Stretch / High Elongation / Low Hysteresis Circular Knitting, Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting Worldwide

Standard Fiber

ProductFeatureProcessAvailability
LYCRA® T136B Fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) Circular Knitting, Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting, Weaving, Yarn Covering, Spinning and Twisting Europe
LYCRA® T136C Fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) , Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting Europe
LYCRA® T137C Fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) Narrows Europe
LYCRA® T162B Fiber Good Chlorine Resistance (to textile processes, e.g., denim bleaching) , Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) , Good Polyester Compatability Circular Knitting, Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting, Weaving Asia , North America , South America
LYCRA® T162C Fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) , Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) , Good Polyester Compatability Circular Knitting, Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting, Weaving, Yarn Covering Worldwide

Fashion Swimwear

Swimwear Icon

SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand enables the creation of shaping swimwear with firm or extra firm shaping performance.

Consumer Brand
LYCRA® Beauty Logo
LYCRA® Brand Logo

Speciality Fiber

ProductFeatureProcessAvailability
S RESIST Technology by LYCRA® Brand Best Chlorine Resistance (to pool/swim environments) , Best Grin-Through Reduction Circular Knitting, Warp Knitting, Yarn Covering Asia , North America , South America , Worldwide , Europe
BLACK Technology by LYCRA® Brand Best Chlorine Resistance (to pool/swim environments) , Best Grin-Through Reduction Circular Knitting, Warp Knitting, Yarn Covering Worldwide

Standard Fiber

ProductFeatureProcessAvailability
LYCRA® T162B Fiber Good Chlorine Resistance (to textile processes, e.g., denim bleaching) , Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) , Good Polyester Compatability Circular Knitting, Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting, Weaving Asia , North America , South America

Hosiery

Socks Icon

SHAPING technology by LYCRA® brand enables the creation of shaping hosiery with firm or extra firm shaping performance.

Consumer Brand
LYCRA® Beauty Logo
LYCRA® Brand Logo

Speciality Fiber

ProductFeatureProcessAvailability
SOFT COMFORT Technology by LYCRA® Brand Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) , Best Thermal Resistance , Best Soft Stretch / High Elongation / Low Hysteresis Circular Knitting, Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting Worldwide

Standard Fiber

ProductFeatureProcessAvailability
LYCRA® T136C Fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) , Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting Europe
LYCRA® T162C Fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) , Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) , Good Polyester Compatability Circular Knitting, Hosiery / Socks / Seamless, Narrows, Warp Knitting, Weaving, Yarn Covering Worldwide
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