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Lycra to launch new Spandex/elastane

Lycra will launch its latest spandex/elastane innovation for the global personal care industry. The HyFit T859 fiber offers diaper manufacturers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products significant cost savings. The fiber cuts overall elastic consumption by 20 per cent, delivers more meters per kilogram of fiber by replacing heavier decitex with lighter decitex, decreases the amount of product handling and warehouse space required, produces a more environmentally-friendly product with a smaller carbon footprint and reduces emissions and transportation costs through regional product sourcing. As with all Lycra brand fibers, this innovation is backed by unmatched technical support that helps diaper manufacturers keep their operations running efficiently. The fiber was developed to help manufacturers reduce their operating costs and carbon footprint without sacrificing a garment’s quality or performance, or the consumer’s wearing experience. Lycra is committed to advancing the hygiene industry by innovating products that meet the consumer’s need for exceptional comfort and fit while also helping customers achieve their goals.

Lycra is an innovator and producer of fiber and technology solutions for apparel and hygiene industries and specialty chemicals. Based in the US, the company owns brands like Lycra, Coolmax, Thermolite, Elaspan, Supplex, Tactel, and Terathane. Lycra invented the original spandex yarn, Lycra fiber.