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Why Use LYCRA® dualFX® Technology?

Feb 26, 2018

The problem: As fabric stretch increases, so does the tendency for fabric growth or shrinkage.  This loss of performance led to complaints, product returns, and dissatisfied consumers.

The solution: Patented LYCRA® dualFX® technology provides 2 stretch fibers for improved performance. LYCRA® fiber provides super stretch while LYCRA® T400® fiber offers exceptional shape retention. These fibers are covered with cotton or other fibers to achieve an authentic denim look and feel, while offering all-day comfort and an exceptional fit. 

Benefits for mills:

  • Wider operating window (easier to make good quality fabrics)
  • No heat-setting required (reduced processing steps)
  • Easier to meet brands’ quality requirements for stretch, shrinkage and growth
  • Innovation backed by outstanding technical support


Benefits for brands/retailers:

  • Delivers the lasting performance benefits consumers desire
  • Reduces consumer complaints and returns to store (re: shrinking, stretch-out, etc.)
  • Achieves higher product satisfaction which increases consumer loyalty
  • Eligible for free LYCRA® brand hangtags or virtual hangtags to improve sell-through
  • Stretches the designer’s imagination:
    • Suitable for everything from lightweight jean leggings to traditional denim weights
    • Even extreme distressed looks with heavy abrasion will not affect product’s stretch and recovery performance


Benefits for consumers:

  • Super stretch and shape retention for extra flexibility, all-day comfort and lasting fit
  • Enhanced comfort and a fit that moves with you even in form-fitting jeans
  • Enjoy about 30% stretch without sacrificing the look and feel of traditional denim
  • Resists bag and sag
  • Lasting performance wear after wear and wash after wash


LYCRA® dualFX® technology in-depth article


If you would like to learn more about LYCRA® dualFX® technology or want to order it, contact The LYCRA Company marketing manager or click here.

LYCRA® and dualFX® are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.


The LYCRA Company Rita Ratskoff Senior Account Manager - North America Denim +1-847-612-9949 USA
The LYCRA Company Silvia Toledo North EMEA Denim Senior Account Manager +34 93 237 92 84 Barcelona SPAIN
The LYCRA Company Ryan SHAO Commercial Manager, Denim and Ready-To-Wear, China and Hong Kong +86-21-63302011-2157 SHANGHAI CHINA
The LYCRA Company Silvana Valente Eva Marketing manager, South America +55 11 28588153 Sao Paulo BRAZIL