LYCRA® T400® technology

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LYCRA® T400® technology delivers excellent performance and aesthetics in applications that require low to moderate stretch. It is based on LYCRA® T400® fiber, a multi-component yarn in which different polymers are joined together within each filament. When exposed to heat, each polymer shrinks to a different degree, producing a smooth helical crimp. Because the crimp is not mechanically induced, LYCRA® T400® fiber gives greater, more durable stretch and recovery, and a softer, smoother hand than textured yarns that are used for stretch.

The unique structure of LYCRA® T400® fiber also provides the added benefit of good moisture management to help wearers feel cool and dry.

LYCRA® T400® technology can be applied to just about any fabric that currently uses textured yarns. Applications include denims, jobwear, shirtings and other lightweight wovens, circular knits, and socks.

Introducing LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology

Now you can choose LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology. You get the same benefits of lasting comfort, shape, fit and performance, but with the addition of enhanced sustainability too.

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LYCRA® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology is made in part from a combination of recycled materials such as PET bottles, as well as renewable plant-based materials. This means less waste going into landfills, which appeals to millennials and other environmentally-conscious consumers.

  • Inherent easy-care and moisture management characteristics
  • Breathable fabrics
  • High fabric stability
  • Excellent chemical resistance, including Cl and UV
  • Also available as a producer-colored black fiber
  • Also available with LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology, made in part from renewable and post-consumer recycled materials, for enhanced sustainability and consumer appeal

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  • Inherent easy-care and moisture management characteristics
  • Breathable fabrics
  • High fabric stability
  • Excellent chemical resistance, including Cl and UV
  • Also available as a producer-colored black fiber
  • Also available with LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology, made in part from renewable and post-consumer recycled materials, for enhanced sustainability and consumer appeal

Consumer Brand LYCRA® Brand Logo

  • Bi-component fiber for comfort stretch fabrics
  • Low fabric growth and shrinkage for long lasting shape retention
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals, including chlorine bleach
  • Also available with LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology, made in part from renewable and post-consumer recycled materials, for enhanced sustainability and consumer appeal.

Consumer Brand LYCRA® Brand Logo

  • Bi-component fiber for comfort stretch
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals, including chlorine bleach
  • Low growth and shrinkage so fabrics keep their shape
  • Also available with LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology, made in part from renewable and post-consumer recycled materials, for enhanced sustainability and consumer appeal.

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  • Disperse-dyeable, bi-component fiber for low-to-moderate stretch
  • Greater and more durable stretch than textured yarns
  • Low growth/shrinkage
  • Moisture management fiber
  • Also available with LYCRA® T400® EcoMade technology, made in part from renewable and post-consumer recycled materials, for enhanced sustainability and consumer appeal.

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