Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Invista to showcase Xtra Life Lycra fibre at Interfilière
Invista to showcase Xtra Life Lycra fibre at Interfilière
04
Jul '14
INVISTA, owner of the LYCRA brand and one of the world’s largest integrated producers of fibres and polymers, will showcase its pioneering XTRA LIFE LYCRA fibre at Interfilière show in Paris on 5th-7th July, 2014.
 
LYCRA brand has a long-standing reputation in the lingerie and swimwear sector and is continually pushing the boundaries of technological innovation. 
 
For the first time, INVISTA has gone beyond traditional laboratory testing, and conducted a series of rigorous live pool tests, comparing swimsuits produced with XTRA LIFE LYCRA fibre against equivalent fabric made with competitors’ chlorine resistant elastane – demonstrating INVISTA’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
 
The live pool test challenge
This new test was designed to closely mirror real life wear and tear scenarios, measuring against sunscreen, chlorinated pool water and heat aggression, repeated stretching, wear and removal of the swimsuit.
 
This comparative blind test featured 40 young sprinters and synchronised swimmers to measure the degeneration of swimwear fabric that is continually exercised in a real swimming pool environment. Overall, the XTRA LIFE LYCRA fibre underwent 8,800 hours of real-time garment testing. A clear difference in performance emerged during test execution between garments with XTRA LIFE LYCRA fibre and the competitive elastane. 
 
The tests found:
-NO breakage occurred on fabric with XTRA LIFE LYCRA fibre 
-SIGNIFICANT fibre breakage occurred on fabric with the competitive elastane
-A dramatic loss of performance in the fabric with the competitive yarn, while fabric with XTRA LIFE LYCRA fibre maintained good properties
 
Fabric with XTRA LIFE LYCRA fibre show 50% superior chlorine resistance performance after the live pool test compared to the equivalent fabric with next best competitive alternative elastane.
 
The results show that XTRA LIFE LYCRA fibre is best in class and offers extraordinary all-round performance for swimwear.
 

INVISTA


Must ReadView All

Serbian economy minister Goran Knezevic (left) and Taypa president Mesut Toprak after signing the MoU. Courtesy: Serbian Government/SeeNews

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Turkish group Taypa to build textile factory in Serbia

Turkish textile group Taypa will invest euro 35 million ($41.2...

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Registering an increase of 4.3 per cent year-on-year, the exports of...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Heimtextil to focus on textile solutions for architects

Heimtextil 2018, world's leading trade fair for home and contract...

Interviews View All

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.9%
No
13.2%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 68

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
27.9%
Skip
10.3%

Total Votes: 68

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.3%
No
10.3%
Skip
4.4%

Total Votes: 68

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.0%
No
11.8%
Skip
13.2%

Total Votes: 68


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search