August 2016. INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA® brand, and one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, has begun the roll-out of the next generation of LYCRA® SPORT technology.
INVISTA has scientifically engineered the new platform to deliver exceptional comfort, fit and support to stretch active wear. Covering the broad spectrum of fabrics, LYCRA® SPORT technology can also be combined with other LYCRA® brand technologies, like LYCRA® BLACK, to offer additional performance benefits for enhanced consumer value. The new platform will have an index on 3 levels. The Power Index will measure compression of the fabric (the higher the index, the higher the compression or shaping; The Comfort Index (the higher the comfort index, the higher degree of comfort in compression or shaping and the new Energy Index which rates the energy exerted by the body due to fabric construction (the lower the index, the lower the effort required).
The new LYCRA® SPORT platform also offers mills a simplified fabric certification process, enabling clients to access hang tags and other promotional materials. LYCRA® brand hangtags are designed to drive sales by clearly communicating fabric benefits and the quality assurance the LYCRA® brand name offers consumers.