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LYCRA® XTRA LIFE(莱卡®倍耐)纤维和 LYCRA® FitSense(莱卡®智塑)技术登上 2021 年《泳装年刊》

Published on Aug 28, 2020


寻找含 LYCRA® XTRA LIFE(莱卡®倍耐)纤维的创意面料



发现 LYCRA® XTRA LIFE(莱卡®倍耐)纤维的诸多优势

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The annual guide, published by UK-based Underlines Magazine, includes a robust feature on LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber technology. The story explores why fabric mills, manufacturers and designers rely on this breakthrough technology – which lasts up to 10 times longer than unprotected swim fabrics – to provide comfort, fit and protection from chlorine, heat and sunscreen.

Read an Informative Q&A

The 2021 Swimwear Yearbook also includes an interview with Melissa Stewart, Director of Innovation Strategy at The LYCRA Company and Global Technology Lead for LYCRA® FitSense™ technology. Stewart discusses the science behind the targeted compression technology, which launched for swimwear in late-2019

LYCRA® FitSense™ technology is a water-based, solvent-free LYCRA® polymer dispersion technology that brings lightweight, highly targeted compression, support and lift to garments where needed, eliminating the need for bulky, sewn-in or laminated panels. Applied to fabrics and garments via screen-printing procelinsses using standard equipment, LYCRA® FitSense™ technology also offers the same chlorine resistance as LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber.

LYCRA® FitSense™ technology was initially developed for and applied to activewear to offer the hard-to-achieve combination of tailored performance with outstanding comfort, and to intimate apparel to address the consumer's desire for shape and support without having to sacrifice comfort and style.
Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Director of Innovation Strategy

The LYCRA Company

Read the full Q&A with Melissa Stewart

Click here to read the Swimwear Yearbook.


Similarly, when it comes to swimwear, consumers are looking for balanced, comfortable and flattering swimwear without trade-offs. They want shape and lift, comfort and durability, as well as elegant, on-trend designs.
Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Director of Innovation Strategy

The LYCRA Company

LYCRA®, FitSense™ and XTRA LIFE™ are trademarks of The LYCRA Company.

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