Invista, an integrated producer of polymers and fibres, has announced the start-up of a new production line in Singapore designed specifically to produce a series of speciality Lycra fibre products for the Asian region.
The new production line will initially focus on the production of Easy Set Lycra fibre, a speciality type of Lycra fibre with improved heat set efficiency that is targeted for use with sensitive fibres, such as silk or cellulosics, as well as for use with moulded applications, such as bra cups. By heating these fabrics at a lower temperature, the risk of thermal degradation reduces as well as the fabric yellowing under the heat, the company explains.
The Easy Set Lycra fibre line is part of more than US$25m worth of investment that has been made at in Invista’s Singapore facility over the past 24 months to support the growth of the Apparel and Personal Care segments in the region.
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