LYCRA® SHAPING technology

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LYCRA® SHAPING technology, The Science of Shaping™, enables the creation of shapewear that offers both shaping performance and comfort. Fabrics are tested against quality standards that are based on scientifically determined metrics that characterize both shaping performance and comfort.

LYCRA® SHAPING technology categorizes fabrics to help shapewear designers find the right fabric. For shaping undergarments, four platform categories to expand the range of options available in terms of fabric weight and shaping performance. Swimwear and hosiery with LYCRA® SHAPING technology may qualify for two platform categories, firm and extra firm shaping.

Based on scientifically determined metrics, LYCRA® SHAPING technology provides four categories to expand the range of options available in terms of fabric weight and shaping performance.

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Specialty Fiber

Product Features Availability
LYCRA® T275B Fiber Best Chlorine Resistance (to pool/swim environments), Best Grin-Through Reduction Asia, North America, South America and Europe
LYCRA® T275Z Fiber Best Chlorine Resistance (to pool/swim environments), Best Grin-Through Reduction Asia, Europe, North America and South America
LYCRA® T279W Fiber 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
LYCRA® T902C Fiber Good Dyeability (to polyamide/nylon dyestuff), Best Thermal Resistance, 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), Good Polyester Compatability 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), Good Polyester Compatability Asia, Europe, North America and South America

LYCRA® SHAPING technology enables the creation of shaping swimwear with firm or extra firm shaping performance.

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Specialty Fiber

Product Features Availability
LYCRA® T275B Fiber Best Chlorine Resistance (to pool/swim environments), Best Grin-Through Reduction Asia, North America, South America and Europe
LYCRA® T275Z Fiber Best Chlorine Resistance (to pool/swim environments), Best Grin-Through Reduction Asia, Europe, North America and South America