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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.


Lyocell is the generic name given to the cellulose fibre developed by Courtaulds and marketed by them under the Tencel brand name. The Tencel production process is based on a solvent spinning process and represents the most significant accomplishment in cellulose fibre technology.