The LYCRA Company Launches LYCRA EnviroFit™ Fiber at INDEX™ 23

Fiber manufacturer also showcases innovative solutions that improve diaper line performance

News provided by
The LYCRA Company
Apr. 14, 2023 11:20
WILMINGTON, DEL.--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative and sustainable fiber and technology solutions for the personal care and apparel industries, is exhibiting its newest fiber innovations for hygiene and personal care products at INDEX™ 23, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition, which takes place at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, April 18 - 21.

At the trade show, The LYCRA Company is commercially launching LYCRA EnviroFit™ fiber, one of the many fibers that the company has developed as part of its Planet Agenda sustainability platform. With its unique chemistry, LYCRA EnviroFit™ fiber utilizes thinner yarns, reducing the amount of fiber per article and helping conserve resources without compromising product performance.

“We are thrilled to introduce LYCRA EnviroFit™ fiber, which reduces fiber weight while maintaining the overall quality and performance that personal care products require,” said Scott Blackadar, president, personal care at The LYCRA Company. “Having less mass means fewer resources and less energy are consumed during diaper production. This fiber will appeal to manufacturers who want to significantly reduce their product’s environmental impact and help improve its carbon footprint.”

In addition to continuously improving its range of fibers for personal care products, The LYCRA Company also focuses on providing total solutions for the challenges its customers face. The company is offering two unique delivery technologies aimed at improving the spandex unwinding process and improving diaper line productivity that will also be promoted at the show.

Introducing Trio Loop Yarn Control

The LYCRA Company is showcasing the Trio Loop Technology at INDEX™ 23, the latest yarn control system from BTSR International S.p.A. Trio Loop Technology, in combination with MATRIXCUBE tension controlled plug-and-play unwinding systems, improves yarn tension control and adds more troubleshooting options to further improve diaper line productivity.

Distributing Knotter Type 093E

The LYCRA Company is also the exclusive global distributor of the new and improved Knotter Type 093E for diaper production. This breakthrough innovation by Mesdan S.p.A. offers manufacturers greater efficiency and reliability by eliminating manual knot tying and reducing machine stops.

“By offering these delivery technologies, we are demonstrating that we are a trusted and highly valued solution provider in the industry,” said Werner Hopstaken, global director, personal care at The LYCRA Company. “We are excited to offer our personal care customers these innovative products by BTSR and Mesdan and encourage them to contact us to learn more.”

Visit The LYCRA Company representatives at INDEX™ 23 stand number 2151 or visit this website ( to discover more benefits of these innovations.

About INDEX™ 23

INDEX™ 23 is the largest global trade show for the nonwovens market. Held every three years, it attracts thousands of visitors from over 100 countries in every region. In addition to its exhibit space, INDEX™ hosts free industry workshops, seminars, tutorials, and presentations during the show. For more information, visit

About The LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries and owns leading consumer and trade brands: LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit®, LYCRA® T400®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, and TACTEL®. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, sustainable solutions, marketing support, and LYCRA ONE™ marketplace. The LYCRA Company focuses on adding value to its customers’ products by developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer’s need for comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit

LYCRA EnviroFit™ is a trademark of The LYCRA Company.

View source version on



The LYCRA Company
Werner Hopstaken