The Lycra Company has launched a new stretchable, antiviral fabric in partnership with finishes developer, HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland. Based on Lycra StretchFX antibacterial fibre, the fabric will be introduced at the Intertextile show to be held in Shanghai, China, from August 25-27 2021. The two companies plan to combine their technologies, commercial networks and global marketing channels to launch a range of new products and will initially target the Chinese markets with them. The is the first of many innovation platforms will roll out through the summer, bringing a new dimension of comfort and confidence to the consumer by delivering HeiQ freshness and antiviral benefits with the quality and comfort of stretch fabrics certified to perform with a new Lycra® freshFX® technology brand standard.
Together, HeiQ and The LYCRA Company bring trusted expertise across the global textile value-chain of yarn processors, fabric mills, garment producers, brands and retailers and demonstrate a commitment to sustainable, consumer-driven innovations, delivered through partnerships that take textile performance to unprecedented levels.