英威達(Invista)將推出新的Lycra Sport創新科技美國纖維製造商英威達(Invista)公司再次由“運動休閒(athleisure)”趨勢激發靈感，近期正準備推出“下一代”Lycra Sport技術，就是所謂透過科學設計來提供卓越的舒適性、合身度和支援運動服的伸展力。
根據英威達，Lycra Sport可以廣泛運用在布料上，以及可以與其他Lycra品牌技術結合，包括Lycra Black，以提供額外的性能優勢。
Invista負責全球運動服及戶外服部門總監Huw Williams表示：「越來越多的運動員和行動派消費者希望專門的運動成衣具有高度舒適性有助於優化他們的運動績效。Lycra Sport技術使得工廠、品牌及零售商比以往更容易運作，以滿足這些特定消費者的需求。我們的專有指標幫助設計人員能夠輕鬆地描述其績效等級，以量身定制去符合成衣的終端用途，並滿足穿衣者性能及舒適的需求」。
此新平台，已在鹽湖城的Outdoor Retailer Summer Market展展出，還提供給工廠一項簡化的布料驗證流程，清楚地傳達Lycra品牌可提供給消費者布料的優異性能及和品質保證。
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Invista introduces next generation of Lycra Sport technologyInvista, owner of the Lycra brand, and one of the leading integrated producers of polymers and fibres, has announced the beginning of the roll-out of the next generation of Lycra Sport technology.
The innovative Lycra Sport technology is scientifically engineered to deliver exceptional comfort, fit and support to stretch activewear, according to the manufacturer.
The new platform combines the proven stretch technology of Lycra fibre with demanding testing standards that measure fabric performance descriptors on a simplified 1-10 scale of three indexes. The Power Index measures the compression delivered by the garment’s fabric. The higher the power index, the greater the shaping or compression effect.
The Comfort Index relates to the insight that consumers often complain about being uncomfortable in compression or shaping garments. The higher the comfort index, the more comfort the wearer experiences.
Finally, the innovative new Energy Index rates the energy exerted by the body due to fabric construction. The lower the energy index, the lower the effort needed to move the fabric, making it ideal for competitive sports activities.
The overall index approach to Lycra Sport technology covers the broad spectrum of fabrics, helping to assure comfort from soft control, yoga-type applications to high compression applications, such as running and cycling. Lycra Sport technology can also be combined with other Lycra brand technologies, like Lycra Black technology, to offer additional performance benefits for enhanced consumer value.
“Increasingly, athletes and active consumers desire sport-specific garments designed to help optimize their athletic performance but with a high degree of comfort; Lycra Sport technology makes it easier than ever for mills, brands and retailers to meet these specific consumer needs,” said Huw Williams, Invista global segment director, activewear and outdoor. “Our proprietary indexes help designers to easily describe performance levels that are tailored to fit the garment’s end use and satisfy the wearer’s need for comfort with performance.”
The new Lycra Sport platform is also said to offer mills a simplified fabric certification process, enabling clients to access hang tags and other promotional materials. Lycra brand hangtags are designed to drive sales by clearly communicating fabric benefits and the quality assurance the Lycra brand name offers consumers.
Invista is a leading integrated producer of polymers and fibres, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications.
With a business presence in over 20 countries, Invista has a wide portfolio of some of the most recognized brands and trademarks in their respective industries including: Coolmax, Cordura, Lycra, Polarguard, Solarmax, Supplex, Tactel, and Thermolite.
Original Article: Innovation In Textile