LYCRA® Fiber Selection for Yarn Spinning and Twisting

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 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

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
  • High tenacity for excellent break performance
  • Good along-end uniformity
  • Can be combined with natural and synthetic fibers
  • Reduced glitter and grin-through