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Lycra partners with HeiQ

Initial focus on the Chinese market.

19th July 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Wilmington, DE, USA & Zurich, Switzerland

Hosiery/​Socks, Sports/​Activewear

A stretchable, antiviral fabric is the first new product to arise from a new partnership between The Lycra Company of Wilmington, Delaware, and finishes developer, HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland.

Based on Lycra StretchFX antibacterial fibre, it will be introduced at the Intertextile show to be held in Shanghai, China, from August 25-27 2021.

The two companies plan to combine their technologies, commercial networks and global marketing channels to launch a range of new products and will initially target the Chinese markets with them.  

“We are pleased to announce the launch of this collaboration, which is the culmination of conversations that began in early 2019,” said Steve Stewart, Lycra’s chief brand and innovation officer. “By combining the strength of both companies, we will continue to drive meaningful innovation within the textile industry, delivering new solutions at a quicker pace to a broader audience.”

www.lycra.com

www.heiq.com

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