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The LYCRA Company Apparel and Advanced Textiles Awards Scholarships to Chemical Engineering Students

Sep 17, 2018

GUANGZHOU, China - The LYCRA Company Apparel and Advanced Textiles (A&AT), the owner of LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, and THERMOLITE® brands, has awarded scholarships to 22 students from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at South China University of Technology (SCUT).

SCUT Chemical Engineering Students receive scholarship awards from The LYCRA Company Apparel & Advanced Textiles in China

Established in 2014, the scholarships support the studies of high-performing SCUT chemical engineering undergraduate and graduate students. The announcement was made today during the school’s annual opening ceremony in front of approximately 600 students and faculty members. 

With these scholarships we are investing in developing the next generation of inventors and innovators, said Dr. Jerry Yan, China End Use Research Manager, during his speech at the ceremony. At The LYCRA Company A&AT, innovation and continuous improvement are in our DNA—they are what drive us forward and are at the heart of everything we do.”

Dr. Jerry Yan, INVISTA A&AT China End Use Research Manager at the SCUT scholarship awards opening ceremony

Photo caption: Dr. Jerry Yan, China End Use Research Manager at the opening ceremony

We believe innovation is crucial to cultivating practioners in the chemical industry. With our new Innovation Center currently under construction in Foshan, China, our R&D team will have the opportunity to develop advanced fiber and technology solutions to meet the needs of the global apparel market,” Yan added.

About LYCRA® brand

Since its invention sixty years ago, LYCRA® fiber has set the standard as the world’s original stretch fiber brand. Lightweight and nearly invisible, LYCRA® fiber became the active ingredient in the clothes and revolutionized the way people wore them. With the inclusion of LYCRA® fiber in fabric, garments are transformed into better fitting, durable clothes that move with wearers - delivering fit, shape and comfort that lasts. The LYCRA® brand name is recognized by consumers worldwide who view its logo as a symbol of quality assurance.

*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

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