LYCRA® T400® technology

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If you’re looking for information about fiber to fabric, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because LYCRA® brand is the original spandex fiber, and no other brand has more experience creating fibers like LYCRA® T400® for enhanced elasticity in fabrics. If you want to create stretch fabric or apparel for activewear/athleisure, denim and ready-to-wear, or socks, LYCRA® T400® technology is an excellent choice.

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.

  • 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

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LYCRA® T400® technology adds performance, style and lasting fit to versatile athleisure wear. Engineered for casual daily activities, this innovation offers gentle stretch and support to deliver total comfort all day long. Its unique structure also provides moisture management to help the wearer feel cool and dry.

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  • Bi-component fiber for comfort stretch fabrics
  • Low fabric growth and shrinkage for long lasting shape retention
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals, including chlorine bleach

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  • Bi-component fiber for comfort stretch
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals, including chlorine bleach
  • Low growth and shrinkage so fabrics keep their shape

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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

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