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Exim Knits to create world class fabrics with Lycra fiber
Nov '12
Invista, one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers has associated with Exim Knits to develop fabrics with Lycra fiber that possesses the dual qualities of excellent recovery and enhanced elongation.

Combining Invista’s technological expertise and Exim Knits’s state of the art facilities, the customer-centric fabric innovation caters to all the apparel industry segments. The single jersey knitted fabric comprises of a blend of cotton or cotton synthetics and Lycra fiber. The fabric innovation delivers three key attributes that are most important to consumers - freedom of movement, comfort and durability. These fabrics meet stringent Lycra fiber certification standards, therefore the garment manufacturers, brands and retailers will have an added advantage of using free Lycra fiber hang tag with each garment.

Avinash Chandra, Marketing Head - South Asia, Invista said, “We believe that customer-focused innovations are key drivers for the growth of the textile and apparel industry. We are happy to lend our technological expertise to Exim Knits to develop world class fabrics with Lycra fiber that would add another dimension to the category of stretch garments. Led by our technical and market development specialist, KK Shathyanarayanan, the fabrics have been devised to cater to the textile industry challenges and requirements. The capability of the garments to retain the required fit and shape over extended periods of time and numerous washes is the hallmark of its excellent quality.”
P. Padmanabhan, Director, Exim Knits commented, “The consumer aspires for garments with the best quality fabrics catering to their need of flexibility & durability. Our production capabilities and operational efficiencies combined with Invista’s technological know-how, weaves well to serve this purpose. When subjected to a stretch test for an hour by an independent research and testing laboratory, the fabric displayed length and width recovery of 93% and 92.1% and length and width growth of 1.1% and 2.4% respectively. This innovation is a remarkable feat that ensures longevity of the garments.”


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