LYCRA® Fiber Selection for Warp Knitting

The LYCRA® brand includes an extensive portfolio of differentiated elastane fibers for warp knit fabrics. Whether for swimwear, intimate apparel, activewear, narrows, or molded applications, LYCRA® fiber can improve the comfort and fit of any garment made from warp knit fabrics. Choose the LYCRA® fibers that best meet your end-use requirements, and then count on industry-leading technical support when you choose LYCRA® fibers for apparel.

Fiber Technologies

BLACK Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Shapewear, Performance Swimwear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Durable, colorfast spun-in black color
  • Excellent chlorine resistance
  • Low glitter and grin-through
  • Reduced UV degradation
  • Resistant to unsaturated fatty acids (as in sweat or sun lotions)
  • New color and pattern effects
  • Potential increase in dyestuff yield
  • High fabric power

EASY SET Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Heat-set at 15 to 20°C lower than with conventional elastane, or at standard temperature with higher stenter speed
  • Reduced energy consumption during finishing
  • Reduced yellowing of heat-sensitive fibers
  • Best moldability
  • Increased stenter capacity
  • Improved fabric hand

SOFT COMFORT Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 45 - 1145 Segments: Activewear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Soft comfort stretch
  • Great fabric recovery power
  • Firm but non-constricting fit
  • Excellent shape retention

S RESIST Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 156 Segments: Fashion Swimwear, Performance Swimwear Availability: Asia, North America, South America, Europe
  • Durable chlorine resistance: pool tests show fabrics retain at least 60% of their power 10 times longer than with non-chlorine resistant elastane
  • Suitable for even high-performance swimwear
  • Resistant to UV degradation and unsaturated fatty acids (as in sweat or sun lotions)
  • Excellent fabric uniformity with synthetic filament yarns

W Technology by LYCRA® Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 470 Segments: Lingerie, Shapewear Availability: Asia, South America, Europe
  • Excellent whiteness and whiteness retention
  • Excellent dye uniformity and color uptake
  • Minimizes elastane glitter and grin-through
  • Premium fiber for intimate apparel

Standard Fibers

LYCRA® T136B Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 470 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear, Shapewear Availability: Europe

High degree of whiteness and whiteness retention with good uniformity.

LYCRA® T136C Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 1880 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Shapewear Availability: Europe
  • High degree of whiteness and whiteness retention
  • Good uniformity

LYCRA® T137C Fiber

Dtex: 280 - 420 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Shapewear Availability: Europe
  • High degree of whiteness and whiteness retention
  • Good uniformity
  • High load power

LYCRA® T162B Fiber

Dtex: 11 - 2500 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Ready-to-Wear, Shapewear, Fashion Swimwear Availability: Asia, North America, South America
  • Good whiteness and whiteness retention
  • Good fabric uniformity when used with synthetic fibers
  • High tenacity for robust processing performance

LYCRA® T162C Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 1880 Segments: Activewear, Lingerie, Shapewear, Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • High degree of whiteness
  • High recovery power
  • Robust dyeing and finishing performance

LYCRA® T582L Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Activewear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Preferred fiber for polyester activewear fabrics, retains properties during pressure dyeing
  • High retention of stretch and recovery power after heat-setting