Hyosung has developed a multifunctional fiber, creora® ActiFit elastane, engineered for endurance sportswear. A recent Knitting Industryarticle says the fiber is designed to provide longer lasting durability, higher levels of UV protection and chlorine resistance. It also claims better shape and recovery for use in cycling, swimming, triathlon and adventure racing apparel. The elastane is part of Hyosung’s focus on Sweat to Swim, addressing the growing trend for apparel that crosses among sports.
The company also recently showcased a new collection of MIPAN® aquaX nylon fabrics, reported to provide new fine deniers 20/34 FD and 30/34 FD, combining cool touch with better drape and lighter weight to meet the market trend. The MIPAN aquaX is a cool-to-touch nylon with UV protection and high sweat absorption. The fabric is knitted with cellulosic fibers meant to yield a soft touch.