Seamless

INVISTA offers an extensive portfolio of differentiated LYCRA® fibers to serve the entire spectrum of end-uses for seamless (tubular) knits. Whether the need is for enhanced layout and counter appearance, chlorine resistance, vivid fashion colors, molding performance, or excellent whiteness and whiteness retention, there’s a LYCRA® fiber type that’s engineered to meet the need.

Fiber Technologies

BLACK

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Fashion Swimwear, Performance Swimwear, Activewear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear, Shapewear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • True black color permanently spun-in for maximum colorfastness and minimal grin-through
  • Can be combined with a producer-colored nylon for an undyed fabric with no color bleed
  • Long-lasting fit in chlorinated water environments: up to 10 times longer than fabrics made with unprotected elastane
  • Suitable for high-performance swimwear

EASY SET Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Lingerie Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • For use with natural fibers
  • Excellent heat-setting efficiency makes this the preferred fiber for molding applications
  • When knit into every course with natural fibers, can be molded at temperatures low enough to preserve the natural fiber hand

lastingFIT Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 156 Segments: Fashion Swimwear, Performance Swimwear Availability: Asia, North America, South America, Europe
  • Long-lasting fit in chlorinated water environments: up to 10 times longer than fabrics made with unprotected elastane
  • Durable protection against degradation from sunscreen, pool water, heat and body oils
  • Preferred fiber for swimsuits

LIVING LIGHTS Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 11 - 22 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear Availability: Europe
  • Patented technology enables increased uptake of acid dyes for excellent color‑blending with the nylon companion fiber
  • Vivid, richer, more saturated fashion colors or more natural skin tones
  • Fine decitex, high-tenacity fibers

SOFT COMFORT Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 45 - 1145 Segments: Activewear, Fashion Swimwear, Lingerie, Shapewear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Exclusive chemical composition gives a soft, comfortable stretch
  • Stretches farther and more easily than conventional elastane and yet has more recovery power
  • Preferred fiber for arm, leg, and waistbands and elastic trim

STEAM-SETTABLE Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 16 - 20 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear, Shapewear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Worldwide
  • Thermal memory fiber provides best boarding performance for enhanced counter appeal
  • Preferred fiber for fabrics with LYCRA® fiber in every course
  • Use as a covered yarn only

T400® Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 33 - 660 Segments: Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Disperse dyeable, bicomponent fiber for low-to-moderate stretch
  • Provides greater and more durable stretch than textured yarns
  • Direct-use yarn that does not require texturizing or covering

W Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 470 Segments: Activewear, Fashion Swimwear, Lingerie, Shapewear Availability: Asia, South America, Europe
  • Excellent initial whiteness and whiteness retention
  • Excellent dye uniformity and color uptake
  • “W” luster reduces elastane glitter and grin-through
  • Premium fiber for use with synthetics in intimate apparel

Standard Fibers

LYCRA® T162B Fiber

Dtex: 11 - 2500 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear, Shapewear Availability: Asia, North America, South America
  • Cost-effective, high elongation fiber
  • High tenacity and uniformity
  • Moderate chlorine resistance

LYCRA® T162C Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 1880 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear, Shapewear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Cost-effective, high elongation fiber
  • High tenacity and uniformity
  • Suitable for garment tubes and bands

LYCRA® T162L Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 156 Segments: Activewear, Fashion Swimwear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear, Shapewear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Delustered fiber reduces glitter and grin-through
  • Good balance of properties
  • Suitable for use with synthetic and natural fibers
  • Robust processing performance

LYCRA® T163A Fiber

Dtex: 20 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear, Shapewear Availability: Europe
  • Cost-effective, high elongation fiber
  • High tenacity and uniformity
  • Suitable for garment tubes and bands

LYCRA® T582L Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Activewear, Fashion Swimwear, Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Withstands pressurized dyeing conditions (130°C) normally used for polyester fabrics
  • Low first-cycle load force enables higher knitting drafts
  • Preferred fiber for polyester activewear