LYCRA® Fiber Selection for Weaving

The LYCRA® brand includes an extensive portfolio of differentiated stretch fibers for woven fabrics. With a fiber for every fabric, LYCRA® fiber can improve the comfort and fit of any woven garment. Whether for fashionable denims, jobwear, bottomweights or shirtings, there's a LYCRA® fiber that's right for your end-use. And always count on industry-leading technical support when you use LYCRA® fibers for woven fabrics.

Fiber Technologies

BLACK Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Ready-to-Wear, Fashion Swimwear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Durable, totally colorfast spun-in black color
  • Reduced grin-through
  • Can be used as a color effect yarn
  • Chlorine resistance for woven swimwear
  • Best performance for high-speed two-for-one twisting thanks to low friction and consistent delivery

EASY SET Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Heat-set at 15 to 20°C lower temperature than with conventional elastane
  • Reduced energy intensity of mill processing
  • Reduced yellowing of heat-sensitive fibers
  • Improved fabric hand

T400® Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 33 - 660 Segments: Denim, Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Made with LYCRA® T400® fiber, the world’s first elasterell-p/elastomultiester fiber
  • Direct-use yarn: no covering required
  • Excellent chemical resistance, including Cl and UV
  • Inherent easy-care and moisture management characteristics
  • High fabric stability (may not require heat-setting)
  • Also available as a producer-colored black fiber (dtex: 83, 165, 330)
  • Can be used as a core-spun fiber

Standard Fibers

LYCRA® T136B Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 470 Segments: Ready-to-Wear Availability: Europe
  • Excellent processing performance for Siro-spinning
  • Heat-sets at about 5°C lower than conventional elastane
  • Particularly suitable for use with wool
  • Improved whiteness in fabrics with heat-sensitive fibers
  • Reduced glitter

LYCRA® T162C Fiber

Dtex: 22 - 1880 Segments: Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Robust processing for air-jet and conventional covering processes
  • High elongation
  • High tenacity
  • Good uniformity

LYCRA® T166L Fiber

Dtex: 44 - 156 Segments: Denim, Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Mechnical robustness combined with consistent unwinding take-off tension
  • Good uniformity and reduced grin-through, especially in twisting applications
  • High fabric power for low growth and good fit retention
  • Excellent resistance to denim post-treatments (e.g., bleaching, stone washing, or enzyme treatments)