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INVISTA Apparel and Advanced Textiles Awards Scholarships to Chemical Engineering Students

Sep 17, 2018

GUANGZHOU, China - INVISTA 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 INVISTA 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 INVISTA 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.

About INVISTA

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.