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Lycra helps to streamline innovative Fastskin3 swimsuits

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Dec '11
INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated producers of fibres and polymers, announces that its LYCRA fibre has been chosen by Speedo for the revolutionary Fastskin3 swimsuit collection unveiled on 30th November 2011, during an exclusive global launch.

With a heritage spanning more than 35 years of helping swimwear fabrics provide exceptional fit, form and function for the water, the LYCRA fibre brand has a natural alliance with the world of swimming, and INVISTA has a long history of providing Speedo with its premium fibres.

The Speedo FASTSKIN 3 collection comprises three tiers of technology that are tailored to the requirements of swimmers of differing abilities. LYCRA fibre has been used across all three levels of the Fastskin 3 collection.

The FASTSKIN3 Super Elite Swimsuit uses the highly innovative HYDRO-K ZONE 3D FABRIC. INVISTA's premium fibre for swimwear - Xtra Life LYCRA fibre - has been incorporated into this pinnacle product. The varying decitexes of LYCRA fibre knitted throughout the fabric help to create the graduated compression across different body zones.

For female swimmers, Speedo has developed an innovative Arm Hole Entry system which makes the garment easier to get on and off, yet still providing maximum coverage of fabric over the body, and thereby optimising hydrodynamic performance. The high LYCRA fibre content helps to create the extreme stretch and recovery required for the athlete to physically fit into the suit through the armhole!

Speedo have launched a world first concept to revolutionise the world of swimming – a cap and goggle as well as the Fastskin 3 suit, and all are engineered to work together as one Racing System. Swimmers using the entire FASTSKIN 3 Racing System have experienced a reported 11% improvement in oxygen economy, a 5.2% reduction in active drag, up to 16.6% reduction in passive drag, and a 3% improvement in starts.

The FASTSKIN 3 Racing System is Speedo's most advanced swimwear and equipment technology launch to date. Time and again, Speedo has confirmed its world class reputation as one of the most innovative sports brands, and INVISTA is proud that LYCRA fibre was chosen as a key ingredient in this development.

LYCRA is a trademark of INVISTA
SPEEDO, the ARROW device, FASTSKIN, AQUALAB and LZR RACER are registered trademarks of Speedo Holdings B.V. Racing System is a trademark of Speedo Holdings B.V. The LZR RACER suit has worldwide design rights and patents. The FASTSKIN3 cap, goggle and suit has worldwide design rights and patents pending.

INVISTA


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