Tuesday, June 23, 2015

India Gets its Own Spandex- Inviya

The clothes don’t change the world. The one who wears them does. But we know, your world comes to a halt when your trendy wardrobe isn’t as comfortable. This is when you should begin to feel the need for clothing that looks good along with a comfortable fit.

In the modern age, when your appearance states you first impression, wouldn’t you want a look that appeals to you and even others? You must know your style and the fabric it comes best in. Understanding the making of a raw textile material is crucial.

Raw material is a unique substance in any production oriented textile industry. It is selected as per the manufacturing policy of the company.

What is a fiber?

It is the hair-like portions of the tissues of a plant or animal or other substances. These are very small in diameter in relation to their length. Textile raw material, the fiber, can be spun into a yarn or made into a fabric by various methods including weaving, knitting, felting, and twisting.

Types of fibers

1.    Cotton
2.    Silk
3.    Jute
4.    Wool
5.    Polyester
6.    Nylon
7.    Spandex
8.    Flax
9.    Acrylic
10.    Polyethylene

Among the above fibers, spandex is a fresh substitute for a multi-purpose fiber. It is used as an ideal fiber for developing synthetic fabric of high elasticity, flexibility and a wrinkle-free clothing experience. Spandex, invented in 1958 and introduced in 1962, has revolutionized varied zones of the clothing industry.

Interestingly, SPANDEX is an anagram of the fabric’s unique feature- EXPANDS. The fiber is developed in a fabric that is stronger and more durable. When exposed to heat and ultra violet rays, rubber get badly affected, while spandex remains unaffected.

Spandex in India

Indorama Corporation is a global manufacturer of textile raw materials petrochemicals and medical / surgical gloves. Indorama Industries Ltd. (IIL), part of Indorama Corporation, Singapore, has pioneered spandex product in India, Inviya. IIL is the only spandex manufacturers in India, intending to set new standards for innovation.

Inviya is commercially produced using the dry spun continuous polymerization technology and equipment. Inviya stands for freedom of expression and movement. Their product is five times more stretchable that stands tension for constructive results. Inviya extends its application to modern day yields such as active wear, swim wear, sportswear, fashion wear, socks and leggings and intimate wear.

Applications of Spandex

Spandex is never used as 100% for any fabric manufacturing. It is used only 5% in the entire process, combined with other fabrics for quality results.
  • Denim jeans
  • Active wear and sportswear
  • Inner wear
  • Gloves
  • Fashion wear
  • Socks and leggings
  • Intimate wear

Characteristics of Spandex

1.    It can be stretched repeatedly from its original size and can also recover back immediately to its original size and shape once the tension is relaxed.
2.    It is stronger and more durable than rubber.
3.    It is lightweight, smooth and soft, and provides comfort and fit to garments.
4.    Does not get spoilt due to body odor, detergents, or after multiple washes.
5.    It offers scratch proof abilities.

Spandex is, therefore, expected to spin the raw textile industry’s manufacturing demands in India completing the changing needs and wants of customers, you.

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