INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, is once again set to showcase its performance credentials at Performance Days in Munich, with a series of workshops offering technical insights and guidance into the “next generation” LYCRA® SPORT TECHNOLOGY. These workshops are a collaboration with key mill partners, powered by LYCRA® SPORT TECHNOLOGY, including Liebaert, a leading family-owned fabric mill based in Belgium, Penn Textile Solutions, Fulgar and Sanko, a worldwide leader in premium yarns and textiles.
In addition to the workshops, INVISTA will provide two complimentary yoga sessions powered by the LYCRA® SPORT brand.
The LYCRA® SPORT technology combines the proven stretch of LYCRA® fibre with demanding testing standards that measure fabric performance descriptors on a simplified 1-10 scale of three indexes:
- The Power Index measures the compression delivered by the garment’s fabric – the higher the power index, the greater the shaping or compression effect;
- The Comfort Index relates to the insight that consumers often complain about being uncomfortable in compression or shaping garments – the higher the comfort index, the more comfort the wearer experiences;
- The innovative new Energy Index rates the energy exerted by the body due to fabric construction. The lower the energy index, the lower the effort needed to move the fabric, making it ideal for competitive sports.
Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, Director, EMEA Activewear and Outdoor at INVISTA says: “Following the success of last season’s Performance Days workshops, where we launched LYCRA® SPORT TECHNOLOGY, we are thrilled to showcase the evolution of the platform via premium technology from our key mill partners.”