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Lycra. Spandex (Elastane) is a synthetic fibre it is exceptionally elastic, healthy and still durable, the fibre is a polyurethane-polyurea co polymer vented by DuPont chemists in 1959. When introduced into the market, it revolutionised many areas within the clothing industry; sportswear, bicycling, jeans and many other types of clothing. The name spandex comes from the word “expand,” however, the name spandex is mostly used in the US, in Europe Elastane and elsewhere marketed under the brand-name Lycra.

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