LYCRA Co. showcases latest products at Shanghai show

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The LYCRA Company is showcasing its latest products at Intertextile Shanghai, August 28-30.

LYCRA is headquartered near Newark.

The company’s booth will feature three new LYCRA brand fibers making their trade show debut: LYCRA ADAPTIV BLACK fiber, LYCRA ADAPTIV XTRA LIFE fiber and Lycra Sheer Sensation technology and LYRCA Sheer Sensation. 

The LYCRA Company is also expanding its ADAPTIV fiber portfolio to include two new fibers:  LYCRA ADAPTIV BLACK fiber and LYCRA ADAPTIV XTRA LIFE fiber, a release stated.

ADAPTIV is for swimwear and athletic-wear that helps educe damage caused by sunscreen and other products. The black version is durable and retains color.


The LYCRA Company is also launching LYCRA SHEER SENSATION technology in China. The proprietary anti-static version of LYCRA fiber was developed in response to consumer insights that indicated sheer hosiery consumers desired a permanent solution to static cling.

Sustainable solutions featured include fibers made from 100% textile waste, 100% recycled PET, and pre-consumer recycled fiber, which are offered under brands LYCRA EcoMade, COOLMAX EcoMade and THERMOLITE EcoMade.

Intertextile Shanghai is also the Asia-Pacific launch pad of a new sustainability brand campaign by The LYCRA Company.

LYCRA is now owned by private equity investors after the Chinese textile company owner defaulted on loans.

The brand of Spandex fiber was once owned by DuPont but was sold decades ago along with its entire nylon business to Koch Industries. Koch later sold the LYCRA business.

Nylon products are typically made with petrochemicals and DuPont made a move toward sustainable fibers made with corn. That business was sold to a Chinese company.