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INVISTA ACQUIRES CONE DENIM’S DUAL CORE PATENT PORTFOLIO

May 31, 2017

INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® brand, recently purchased the dual core patent portfolio of Cone Denim, and its parent company, International Textile Group (ITG). The patent estate covers a broad variety of dual core yarns, fabrics, and garments made from those fabrics, which are sold in the U.S., China, and Europe.

ANNOUNCING EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN DENIM

Given the continued growth of dual core technology in recent years, INVISTA sees this move as a logical expansion of its dual core portfolio. This acquisition will provide exciting new opportunities for its customers and licensees to grow their denim business.

What is Dual Core Technology?

INVISTA helped pioneer the development of dual core technology with the launch of LYCRA® dualFX® technology in 2010. By combining two stretch fibers into a single yarn, this innovation creates denim fabrics that offer added flexibility for exceptional comfort, and a flattering fit that lasts. The former Cone Denim dual core innovation integrates a stretch fiber, such as LYCRA® fiber, with an inelastic control filament.

What’s Next?

Over the next several months INVISTA will be meeting with its LYCRA® fiber customers and other fabric producers to discuss its expanded dual core patent estate and license requirements.

LYCRA® is a trademark of INVISTA.
SGENE® is a trademark of Cone Denim.

Contacts

The LYCRA Company Jean Hegedus Global Segment Director - Denim USA