- Can be stretched over 500% without breaking
- Able to be stretched repetitively and still recover original length
- Abrasion resistant
- Stronger, more durable than rubber
- Soft, smooth and supple
- Resistant to body oils, perspiration, lotions or detergents
- No static or pilling problems
MAJOR END USES:
- Apparel - articles where stretch is desired: athletic apparel, bathing suits, foundation garments, ski pants, slacks, hosiery, socks, belts.
Comment - Lycra® is the most familiar spandex fiber, and is DuPont's brand name for its spandex fiber. An interesting fact about spandex is that it was developed as a substitute for rubber. And, when it was first introduced in 1959, it totally revolutionized the swimwear and foundations industry. Although it has poor strength, it stretches over 500%. So, the excellent stretch of spandex compensates for the fact that it's a weak fiber.
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