Stretch Fibres and Fabrics: Reaching New Levels of Comfort

Date: October 22, 2011
Pages: 40
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
Report type: Strategic Report
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Stretch Fibres and Fabrics: Reaching New Levels of Comfort
This report examines the field of stretch fibres and fabrics, which have been credited with radically changing the way people look and feel in the clothes they wear. Developments in stretch fibres and fabrics have made it possible to produce new types of functional clothing—including compression garments which help to improve an athlete's performance, and workwear which offers greater comfort and freedom of movement. This report provides a wealth of information on various types of stretch fabrics; ways of imparting stretch properties to fabrics; elastane fibres; testing of stretch fabrics; and applications of stretch fabrics. It also provides an overview on the key producers of stretch fibres and yarns, stretch fabrics, and the products and innovations in both sectors.
SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

TYPES OF STRETCH FABRICS

ROLES OF FIBRE TYPE AND FABRIC CONSTRUCTION IN THE PROPERTIES OF STRETCH FABRICS

WAYS OF IMPARTING STRETCH PROPERTIES TO FABRICS

Mechanical stretch
Elastomeric fibres
Elastane versus rubber
Fibres and yarns with inherent stretch
Elastolefin fibres
Stretch polyester fibres
Yarn crimping

DEVELOPMENT OF ELASTANE FIBRES AND ELASTANE FIBRE

MARKETS

CHARACTERISTICS OF ELASTANE FIBRES

PRODUCTION OF ELASTANE FIBRES

Solution dry spinning

INCORPORATING ELASTANE FIBRES IN TEXTILES

Working pure elastane yarns into fabrics
Incorporating elastane fibre into a bicomponent or combination yarn

SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOR ELASTANE FIBRES

Supply of elastane fibres
Demand for elastane fibres

TESTING OF STRETCH FABRICS

Elongation at load
Force for elongation
Recovery after load

APPLICATIONS OF STRETCH FABRICS

Activewear
Compression garments
Cosmetotextiles
Fashion wear
Outdoor apparel
Ready-to-wear garments
Seamless garments
Shapewear
Workwear
Other applications

KEY PRODUCERS OF STRETCH FIBRES AND YARNS AND THEIR PRODUCTS

Invista: Lycra
Lycra T400
Easy Set Lycra
Lycra Fusion
Xtra Life Lycra
Xfit Lycra
Black Lycra
Lycra Sport
Lycra Xtra Fine
Lycra freshFX
DuPont: Sorona
Asahi Kasei: Dorlastan
RadiciSpandex: RadElast
Hyosung: Creora
Unifi: Reflexx

KEY PRODUCERS OF STRETCH FABRICS AND THEIR PRODUCTS

Brugnoli: stretch fabrics
Carvico: warp knitted fabrics
Darlington Fabrics: warp knitted fabrics
Elastic Textile Europe: elastic fabrics and laces
Eurojersey: Sensitive
Jersey Lomellina: elasticised circular knitted fabrics
Malden Mills: Polartec Power Stretch
Piave Maitex: Toptex
Schoeller Group: schoeller-dynamic, schoeller-prestige and schoeller-WB-formula
schoeller-dynamic
schoeller-prestige
schoeller-WB-formula

OUTLOOK

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Properties of selected textile fibres
Table 2: Elastane content of garments
Table 3: Elastane prices, by type, June 2010-June 2011
Table 4: Applications of stretch fabrics
Table 5: Development of Lycra, 1958-2010
Table 6: Hyosung: annual production of elastane, 1992-2012
Table 7: Hyosung: creora product portfolio, 2011

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Elastane fibre
Figure 2: Double covered yarn containing elastane
Figure 3: Core-spun yarn containing elastane
Figure 4: Core-twisted yarn containing elastane
Figure 5: Interlaced yarn containing elastane
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