LYCRA® Fiber Selection for Yarn Covering

The LYCRA® brand provides a broad portfolio of fibers for covering, spinning, and twisting together with non-stretch yarns using every commercially available yarn processing method. These composite yarns with LYCRA® fiber give clothing the aesthetics of the non-stretch fiber while imparting the comfort, fit, and free movement for which the LYCRA® brand is famous worldwide.

Fiber Technologies

BLACK Technology by LYCRA® Brand

Dtex: 22 - 78 Segments: Ready-to-Wear, Fashion Swimwear, Hosiery, Socks 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

FUSION

Dtex: 12 - 30 Segments: Hosiery Availability: Worldwide
  • Helps to make hosiery run-resistant
  • Can improve the wear life of a garment
  • Based on innovative, fusible LYCRA® T777F fiber

LIVING LIGHTS

Dtex: 11 - 22 Segments: Hosiery Availability: Europe
  • Increased uptake of acid dyes for excellent color‑blending with the nylon companion fiber
  • Enables vivid, richer, more saturated fashion colors
  • Easy transition from existing styles: no processing changes required

SOFT COMFORT

Dtex: 45 - 1145 Segments: Hosiery, Socks Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • High elongation with low hysteresis for soft, comfort stretch
  • Garments are easy to don but fit firmly
  • Resistant to degradation from heat and hydrolysis for improved durability when used as a substitute for rubber

T178C

Dtex: 16 - 20 Segments: Hosiery, Socks Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Worldwide
  • High steam-settability for efficient hosiery and sock boarding
  • Ideal for hosiery with LYCRA® fiber in every knitted course
  • Preferred fiber for 3D technology by LYCRA® brand

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® T137C Fiber

Dtex: 280 - 420 Segments: Hosiery Availability: Europe
  • High power for use in high compression, medical hosiery
  • Available in 280 and 420 dtex

LYCRA® T162C Fiber

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

LYCRA® T163A Fiber

Dtex: 20 Segments: Hosiery, Socks Availability: Europe
  • Cost effective fiber with good elongation and tenacity
  • Specially designed product with high put-up for use in air-jet covering for sock bodies
  • Available in 20 dtex

LYCRA® T166L Fiber

Dtex: 44 - 156 Segments: Denim, Ready-to-Wear Availability: Asia, Europe, North America, South America
  • High tenacity for excellent break performance
  • Good along-end uniformity
  • Can be combined with natural and synthetic fibers
  • Reduced glitter and grin-through

LYCRA® T906M Fiber

Dtex: 30 Segments: Hosiery Availability: Europe
  • High elongation
  • Soft, comfortable stretch for hosiery legs
  • Available as 30 dtex fiber