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LYCRA® BLACK TECHNOLOGY

BLACK

Achieve durable, darker colors without grin-through from the industry’s first black spandex fiber

Consumer benefits

  • Offers durable, spun-in true black color

  • Delivers long-lasting comfort, fit and shape

  • Resists fiber damage from external agents such perspiration, sunscreen and anti-chafing lotions, UV rays, and chlorine

  • Resists fading wash after wash to extend garment life

Eligible garment categories

  • Activewear

  • Athleisure

  • Denim

  • Hosiery

  • Intimate apparel

  • Ready-to-wear

  • Socks

  • Swimwear

Brand & retailer benefits

  • Virtually eliminates elastane grin-through

  • Offers excellent fabric uniformity

  • Achieves improved colorfastness in dark shades and enables unique color effects

  • Creates more durable clothing that can reduce returns and increase brand loyalty

Source stretch fabrics powered by LYCRA® BLACK technology now

Connect with our global network of mills on the LYCRA ONE portal to order fabric. It’s free to join and easy to use.

Order hang tags

The LYCRA® brand logo is viewed as a symbol of quality assurance by consumers worldwide. Promote your use of LYCRA® fiber with free hang tags, or request a Trademark License Agreement to create your own co-branded materials. Hang tags are a simple and effective way to explain LYCRA® fiber’s performance benefits to drive garment sales. You can also request a garment letter.

Hang tags

Drive apparel sales with free hang tags

They’re a great way to explain LYCRA® BLACK technology benefits to consumers and trigger the purchase decision.

Mill benefits

  • Achieve gorgeous true black and deep, rich colors

  • Offers superior power retention (>80%) after exposure to external agents

  • Provides durable chlorine resistance

  • Reduces dye consumption when paired with producer-colored nylon

FIND FIBERS BY CATEGORY

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Warp knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Grin-through reduction Durability Polyester compatibility Sustainability Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 582Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 165Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Warp knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Grin-through reduction Durability Polyester compatibility Chlorine resistance Sustainability

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

LYCRA® 582Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

LYCRA® 165Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Woven fabrics
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Grin-through reduction Durability Polyester compatibility Chlorine resistance Sustainability

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

LYCRA® 582Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

LYCRA® 165Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Hosiery
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Grin-through reduction Durability Chlorine resistance Sustainability Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 582Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 165Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Seamless
  • Warp knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Grin-through reduction Durability Polyester compatibility Sustainability Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 582Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

LYCRA® 165Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability
Value:
no sustainabilty
Inclusive Sizing

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Flat knits
  • Woven fabrics
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Grin-through reduction Durability Polyester compatibility Chlorine resistance Sustainability

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

LYCRA® 582Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

LYCRA® 165Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Socks
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Grin-through reduction Durability Polyester compatibility Chlorine resistance Sustainability

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

LYCRA® 582Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
  • Dtex : 22-310
  • Availability : Asia, North America and South America
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

LYCRA® 165Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
  • Dtex : 22-78
  • Availability : EMEA
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
no sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
no sustainabilty
Sustainability

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Textile processes

  • Circular knits
  • Warp knits
  • Yarn processing

Products listing

Products Grin-through reduction Durability Chlorine resistance Polyester compatibility Sustainability

LYCRA® 275Z fiber

  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
  • Dtex : 22-156
  • Availability : Asia
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Grin-through reduction
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Durability
Value:
excellent sustainabilty
Chlorine resistance
Value:
good sustainabilty
Polyester compatibility
Value:
good sustainabilty
Sustainability

Value:1 Good suitability:

Value:2 Excellent suitability

Test and Certify Fabrics

Mills, have your stretch fabrics tested and certified so your customers can quickly and easily order free LYCRA® brand hangtags to help drive sales. You can also request a Trademark License Agreement to add our logos to your samples and sales materials.

Certify fabrics with LYCRA® BLACK technology

Show customers you’re using genuine LYCRA® brand spandex and make hang tag ordering easy!
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