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Invista introduces first biobased spandex fiber

4:17 AM MDT | May 9, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Invista (Wichita, KS) has introduced the first commercially available biobased spandex fiber, the company has announced. Approximately 70% of the weight of the new biobased spandex fiber comes from dextrose derived from corn, the company adds. Invista is the owner of the Lycra brand. “We are very aware that sustainability topics are becoming increasingly important in the textile and apparel value chain, with growing awareness and building education on the subject at the consumer, brand/retail, and mill level[s]. In our research facilities, we have...

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