LYCRA® COOLING technology

LYCRA® COOLING technology logo

LYCRA® COOLING technology addresses the problem of shapewear discomfort due to body temperature. Fabrics combine outstanding shaping performance with moisture management to help keep the wearer cool and dry. They’re made with LYCRA® fiber and X6300 nylon from INVISTA, which has a four-channel cross-section designed to wick moisture away from the body and disperse it for more efficient evaporation. No application of a wicking agent is required during processing, and the moisture transport properties are permanent.


Shapewear fabrics with LYCRA® COOLING technology meet scientifically determined metrics for shaping power, freedom of movement, and moisture transport efficiency. They help to ensure that garments provide figure-flattering shaping and long lasting freshness and confidence.

The athleisure consumer transitions from low-impact to high-impact activities where she may become hot and sweaty: rushing to the bus, relaxing at home, going out with friends, or working out at the gym. She needs versatile performance apparel she can depend on to keep her feeling fresh throughout her day. Apparel made with LYCRA® COOLING technology helps her stay cool, dry and comfortable so she can approach her activities with confidence, whatever they are.

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Specialty Fiber

Product Features Availability
LYCRA® T275Z fiber Best Grin-Through Reduction Asia, Europe, North America and South America
LYCRA® T902C fiber Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff), Best Soft Stretch / High Elongation / Low Hysteresis Asia, Europe, North America and South America
W Technology by LYCRA® Brand Best Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT), Best Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff), Best Grin-Through Reduction, Good Heat-Setting Efficiency Asia, South America and Europe

Standard Fiber

Product Features Availability
LYCRA® T136B fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) Europe
LYCRA® T162B fiber Good Chlorine Resistance (to textile processes, e.g., denim bleaching), Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) Asia, North America and South America
LYCRA® T162C fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT), Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) Asia, Europe, North America and South America

Shapewear fabrics with LYCRA® COOLING technology meet scientifically determined metrics for shaping performance and cool comfort. They are made with LYCRA® fiber and X6300 nylon from INVISTA, which has a four-channel cross-section designed to wick moisture away from the body and disperse it for more efficient evaporation.

Consumer Brand

Specialty Fiber

Product Features Availability
LYCRA® T275Z fiber Best Grin-Through Reduction Asia, Europe, North America and South America
LYCRA® T902C fiber Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff), Best Soft Stretch / High Elongation / Low Hysteresis Asia, Europe, North America and South America

Standard Fiber

Product Features Availability
LYCRA® T136B fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) Europe
LYCRA® T136C fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT), Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) Europe
LYCRA® T137C fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) Europe
LYCRA® T162B fiber Good Chlorine Resistance (to textile processes, e.g., denim bleaching), Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT) Asia, North America and South America
LYCRA® T162C fiber Good Whiteness Retention (to environmental exposure from heat, UV, fumes, BHT), Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff) Asia, Europe, North America and South America