What is spandex yarn?
Spandex, Lycra or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is stronger and more durable than natural rubber. It is a polyether-polyurea copolymer that was invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont's Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia.
The name "spandex" is an anagram of the word "expands". It is the preferred name in North America; in continental Europe it is referred to by variants of "elastane"
What is the feature?
Because of its elasticity and strength (stretching up to five times its length), spandex has been incorporated into a wide range of garments, especially in skin-tight garments. A benefit of spandex is its significant strength and elasticity and its ability to return to the original shape after stretching and faster drying than ordinary fabrics.
What are the applications?
Spandex yarn can be used for warp knitting, circular knitting, covering.
Warp Knitting mainly falls into two categories, namely Tricot & Raschel
Circular knitting is processed by both single jersey and double jersey technique. From these two techniques, constructions of elastic knitted fabrics are as follows: plain jersey, Interlock, Fleece, Rib, Terry, French Terry, Ponte Roma, Pique, Jacquard, fleece and etc.
Spandex can be knitted with different fibers and yarns, such as Cotton, Polyester, Viscose, P/C and other blends.
Covering usually consists of air covered spandex yarn, conventional covered yarn and core spun spandex yarn. Spandex can be covered together with polyester, nylon spun polyester and cotton and etc.
What is our product range:
We provide spandex yarn from 15D, 20D, 30D, and up to 1680D.
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