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The LYCRA Company announces new Advanced Textiles Innovation Center in Foshan

FOSHAN, China - Mar 30, 2018

The LYCRA Company Apparel and Advanced Textiles, the owner of LYCRA® COOLMAX® and THERMOLITE® brands, and Foshan Nanhai Sanshan Scientific Innovation Park today signed a memorandum for the construction of a new Textile Innovation Center. Opening of the facility is scheduled for later this year.

Lenny Lin, product line asset strategies director, INVSITA Apparel & Advanced Textiles, East Region present at the signing ceremony

Lenny Lin, product line asset strategies director, The LYCRA Company Apparel & Advanced Textiles, East Region present at the signing ceremony

The Innovation Center, with an area of more than 4,500 square meters, will be equipped with modern textile processing equipment for knitting and weaving along with garment engineering, fabric certification and analytic testing. It will also include an innovation development area where customers and The LYCRA Company R&D personnel can meet to develop and test fiber, fabric and garment innovations. In addition to this Center, the business has other Textile R&D Labs in the US, Italy and Taiwan.

“We are excited to attract R&D personnel to our new Innovation Center as well as use this facility to network with the experienced experts from our other Labs, while we work with customers to develop and commercialize new products. The team will be committed to creating new textile solutions that are both functional and fashionable to meet the global apparel market needs, by conducting research programs based on advanced fibers and textile-based fabric and garment innovations.” Said Jack Yang, chief technology officer of East Region, The LYCRA Company Apparel and Advanced Textiles.

“This year marks the 60th anniversary of LYCRA® fiber, an important milestone for the LYCRA® Brand, an innovation which continues to transform the apparel industry. The establishment of this Innovation Center, is yet another sign of the commitment we are making to invest in innovation that will create value for our customers and ultimately the consumers,” added Julien Born, executive vice president of East Region, The LYCRA Company Apparel and Advanced Textiles. “The Center will serve as a hub, to better facilitate communications with our global brand/retail customers based in Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific region as well as local brands/retailers serving the China market.”

*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.


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, and