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The LYCRA Company launches LYCRA® T400® fibre with EcoMade Technology

Jan 30, 2018

The LYCRA Company, owner of the LYCRA® brand, will showcase its latest fiber innovation at the upcoming KeyHouse show in Munich, Germany (30-31 January and 1st February). The company will unveil a new type of LYCRA® T400® fiber made in part from a combination of recycled and renewable materials.

New LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology

According to Jean Hegedus, Global Director of The LYCRA Company’s Denim Business, “As the denim industry continues to seek more sustainable solutions, we looked at how we could improve LYCRA® T400® technology, while maintaining the fiber’s desirable performance characteristics,” Hegedus said. “We believe we’ve achieved that with new LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology, and we’re excited for our customers to try it.”

LYCRA® T400® fiber is the building block for a number of The LYCRA Company’s denim concepts including LYCRA® dualFX®, LYCRA® XFIT, and LYCRA® TOUGH MAX™ technologies.

More than 65% of the new LYCRA® T400® fiber content comes from sustainable sources. Approximately 50% of the fiber is made from recycled materials such as PET (recycled water bottles), while another part is made from renewable sources such as plant based material. As a result, fabric mills, brands and retailers can get the same lasting performance they’ve come to expect from standard LYCRA® T400® fiber, now with enhanced sustainability.

KeyHouse will take place 30-31 January and 1st February 2018 at the Munich Fabric Start fair, hall 5. More: www.MunichFabricStart.com.

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Visiting KeyHouse
The new KEYHOUSE in hall 5 is the innovation and competence center for textiles presenting future-oriented and business-related concepts with a highly innovative approach. This interactive trade fair format forms a backdrop for smart textiles, future fabrics and technologies with a high degree of integration in textile products and high fashion. Pioneering showcases, sustainability, new technologies and value creation processes are put in a spotlight in the context of cross-sector macro trends, rounded off by expert workshops and seminars on trends, technology, finishing and research. More on KeyHouse as www.MunichFabricStart.com.

LYCRA®, T400®, dualFX®, TOUGH MAX™ and XFIT are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.

*Note that A&AT was sold on Jan, 29 2019 and is no longer part of INVISTA, we are now doing business as The LYCRA Company – You can find more information in this press release.

About THE LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, as well as specialty chemicals used in the spandex and polyurethane value chains. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, and unmatched marketing support. The LYCRA Company owns leading consumer and trade brands:  LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit®, LYCRA® T400®, L by LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, TACTEL®, and TERATHANE®. While The LYCRA Company’s name is new, its legacy stretches back to 1958 with the invention of the original spandex yarn, LYCRA® fiber. Today, The LYCRA Company is focused on adding value to its customers’ products by developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer’s need for comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit www.thelycracompany.com.

LYCRA®, LYCRA® FitSense™, and LYCRA® MyFit™ are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.

* A complete up-to-date list of our current certifications can be found at lycra.com/sustainability.