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Introducing the next generation of LYCRA® SPORT technology

Jul 28, 2016

Join us at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 3-6, 2016 for the launch of the next generation of LYCRA® SPORT fabric technology. Click here to register to attend the event. Read the last paragraph below for show details and to RSVP for a special LYCRA® SPORT fabric seminar.

LYCRA® SPORT technology

LYCRA® SPORT technology is scientifically engineered to deliver exceptional comfort, fit and support to stretch activewear. The newly revamped platform combines the proven stretch technology of LYCRA® fiber with demanding testing standards that measure fabric performance descriptors on a simplified 1-10 scale of three indexes:

  • The Power Index measures the compression delivered by the garment’s fabric. The higher the power index, the greater the shaping or compression effect. 
  • The Comfort Index relates to the insight that consumers often complain about being uncomfortable in compression or shaping garments. The higher the comfort index, the more comfort the wearer experiences.
  • The innovative new Energy Index rates the energy exerted by the body due to fabric construction. The lower the energy index, the lower the effort needed to move the fabric, making it ideal for competitive sports activities. This advanced fabric property will be a new point of differentiation for performance fabrics.

LYCRA® SPORT technology makes it easier than ever for mills, brands and retailers to meet the consumer’s need for sport-specific garments. Its proprietary indexes help designers easily describe performance levels that are tailored to fit the garment’s end use and satisfy the wearer’s need for comfort with outstanding performance. The overall index approach to LYCRA® SPORT covers the broad spectrum of fabrics--from soft control for yoga, to high compression for running and cycling.

This new LYCRA® SPORT platform also offers mills a simplified fabric certification process that gives access to branded hangtags and other promotional materials.

As always, LYCRA® SPORT technology can be combined with other LYCRA® brand technologies, like LYCRA® BLACK technology, to offer additional performance benefits for enhanced consumer value.

Click here to learn more about LYCRA® SPORT technology, or booth #39213 at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, being held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 3-6, 2016. In addition, INVISTA will hold an informative seminar on “The Ultimate Compression in Performance Fabrics”.  It will take place on Thursday, August 4th from 2:30-3:30 pm at the Marriott Downtown at City Creek (directly across from the convention center). Seating is limited. . To reserve your seat, RSVP to  Enya.McNeice@invista.com