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What is elastane fabric?

What is elastane fabric?


Spandex (also known as lycra or elastane) is a polyester-polyurethane co-polymer that was invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont s laboratory in Virginia, USA. It is lightweight, strong, very elastic and non-absorbent to water and oils. It is stronger and more durable than rubber and it always reverts to its original form after stretching. It is usually blended…


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Polyamide And elastane

Polyamide And elastane


A compression sportswear fabric should have excellent stretch and recovery properties in order to improve the performance of the sportsman. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of elastane linear density and loop length on the stretch, recovery, and compression properties of the weft-knitted polyamide/elastane (PA/EL) stretchable fabrics used in sportswear…


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Elastane fabric properties

Elastane fabric properties


The invention of Lycra completely changed clothing by reforming the comfort and fit of garments, making way for new concepts and designs. The development of Lycra in trousers and jeans made the skinny style possible and helped clothing to become more comfortable and easier to move in. Just by using a small percentage of elastane, jeans can fit more people better. Without any…


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Elastane Yarn

Elastane Yarn


Author(s): Nicholus Tayari Akankwasa, Qasim Siddiqui, Edwin Kamalha, Llyod Ndlovu The quest for highly stretchable fabrics with good and lasting handle properties such as absorbance, feel, and comfort has inspired researchers to constantly involve in blending of natural and artificial fibres. One of the commonly used methods of blending is core yarn spinning. Core spun yarn…


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Elastane, cotton

Elastane, cotton


Cotton comes from the cotton plant, which humans have used for over 7, years. Cotton is a natural material that feels soft and lets the skin breathe. Cotton is easier to care for than most fabrics; it wards off smell and is long-lasting. Spandex, also known as Lycra or elastane, is a man-made substance. It is formed from a synthetic chain of polymers that contains at least…


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Polyester elastane fabric

Polyester elastane fabric


Dress fabrics with lycra, elastane or spandex for that bit of stretch when you need it most. 150cm wide cotton Lycra trousering in off white/pale cream with a double border print in black purple and beige. Please note, in the images we have shown the blue colourway for scale only. Part number: 1081b Number 3, momma said, was about to say I’d reached an awkward age. But I must…


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What does elastane means?

What does elastane means?


By Richard Davis, President, Tek Textil At Tek Textil, we specialize in all manner of fabric technology, and get deep into the characteristics of what makes performance-wear perform, and makes specialty garments, well, special. Today we’ll talk about elongation and compression in knit fabrics. First, let’s clear up a misconception that many consumers and even some manufacturers…


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Elastane Polyester

Elastane Polyester


Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide an improved (up-to-date) insight into the environmental burden of textiles made of the base materials cotton, polyester (PET), nylon, acryl, and elastane. The research question is: Which base material and which life cycle stage (cradle-to-gate as well as cradle-to-grave) have the biggest impact on the environment? Methods Life…


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Polyester and elastane fabric

Polyester and elastane fabric


We’re just about ready to get started with cutting and sewing the bodysuit, so let’s take a look at some of the basic techniques and stitches you’ll need when sewing with stretch fabrics. No, you don’t need a serger! But if you happen to have access to one, this is a great opportunity to fire it up because it’s an amazing tool for spandex sewing. There are a couple of main…


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