Creora innovation for high chlorine resistant swimwear
31st August 2010, Paris
Hyosung is launching a brand new product for swimwear collections called ‘creora highclo’ at the forthcoming Interfiliere trade show in Paris from 4-6 September. The new branded spandex/elastane is said to have superior chlorine resistance and longer lasting fit to meet consumer demand for quality, fit and performance in swimwear.
Creora highclo is engineered from the high power performance family of creora products and aims to provide higher modulus with outstanding quality, uniformity, consistency and knitting efficiencies in warp and circular knitting. According to Creora, as a higher power spandex/elastane, it is excellent for compression, shaping, and now, will retain its power longer after exposure to chlorine to provide lasting fit and shape retention. Creora partner mills with fabrics to be featured at Paris show include Sofileta of France, Cherry Body(Hong Kong), Hyunjin (Korea) Hungyen (Vietnam) and Huiyi (China). End user applications for creora highclo are competitive swimwear, aqua fitness and fashion swimwear.
The graph below shows comparative test results for creora highclo, chlorine resistant spandex and non-chlorine resistant spandex.
For intimate apparel, Hyosung will be introducing MIPAN microfine, 20/34 and 30/68 micro denier nylon offerings which are said to be ideal for fine gage, super lightweight, warp and circular knits.
Hyosung will also feature the latest fabrics from creora partner mills and concept garments linked to the creora textile directions for 2012 for intimate, swim, hosiery.
Creora Textile Directions for Swimwear
creora direction : Decorative Desire - An intense and rich colour palette inspired by the natural beauty of the jungle plays a role in this textile direction as botanical blooms and innovative fauna create perfect print designs in large-scale effects. From the intense tones of indigenous floral species of the Amazon through to the neutral aspects of reptile skin and animal prints and foliage, this direction stretches the scale on how intense and bright the application you want to create. From full-on blooms in bright tones through to a more sophisticated offering that pulls from the neutral aspects all sectors of the fashion swimwear market can pull from this.
creora direction : Decorative Desire The landscape of the ocean floor inspires this direction as corals, tropical fish and the reflective aspects of water and pearlescence of shells produce innovative techniques in updating swimwear. This direction can be worked from a funky and fashionable aspect incorporating digital printing working with fish and shells and lost treasure troves through to a more sophisticated offering where the interest lies in the openwork structures of innovative jacquards and bright iridescent yarns, laminated finishes and foil prints. Organic texture features in this grouping from the smooth mother-of-pearl iridescent finish to the matte porous structure of coral based reefs. A retro mood continues to inspire on the design front as more woven stretch fabrics feature for the swimwear sector in flat yarn dyed formations or through 3D surface effects.
creora direction : Decorative DesireFor the competitive and fitness swimwear sector longevity is a key factor to the daily use of swimwear against chlorine combined with quick dry function and technical knits that reduce drag, enhancing performance. Ecological aspects team with the strong techno stance as recycled synthetics feature alongside super light polypropylene, that has a strong ecological background, enhanced by the inclusion of creora eco H-550 that completes the green story. Traditional bestselling black continues in form, updated with contrasting coloured tipping and flat lock stitching. A new emergence of vivid brights inspired by nature is set to come through, offered in plains and printed, focusing on a stronger fashion element for the fitness sector. Placement prints and PU heat transfers update plains through the use of motifs or logos coordinating with contrasting coloured tipping. Fabric constructions are compact and smooth, second-skin and due to the creora spandex/elastane content ‘comfort and stretch. For high-end performance, bonded seams and clean-cut finishes ensure an incredibly smooth and glide-like function.
Author: Billy Hunter