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Lycra

plastic, segmented, polyurethane fiber used in making a snapback fabric, stronger and lighter than rubber. Used in surgical garments and as an implant to restore function to atrophied muscles, e.g. in prostheses in the treatment of laryngeal hemiplegia in horses.
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The LYCRA beauty fabric comfortably moves with her so it feels less like body armor and more like a second skin.
A unique advantage of Lycra XA is its relatively flat stress/strain curve.
Moreover, DuraCLEAN with LYCRA users can clean and sanitize the gloves using standard hand washing or sanitizing protocols without the product degrading in strength or cleanliness.
With a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights and technology innovations, along with a powerful portfolio of some of the most recognized global brands and trademarks in their respective industries including: COOLMAX, CORDURA, LYCRA, POLARGUARD, SOLARMAX, SUPPLEX, TACTEL, and THERMOLITE.
The brief was for students to design an aerobics outfit for the millennium in Lycra Soft - the latest development by Dupont.
The spring/summer collection incorporates embroidery, cool metallic tones, muted pastels and a plethora of prints in addition to a throwback to acid washed jeans, denim jackets and vests, all with XFIT LYCRA fabric.
Although many do now include Lycra - the miracle ingredient that gives everything stretch - and makes slinky tops cling to every curve.
More akin to the Lycra phenomenon than the cubic zirconia, resin doesn't pretend to be anything else.
95) Product: Black 60-denier with lycra (10%) and climate control.
Speedy Linford Christie follows hot on Brosnan's heels with 13 per cent of women admitting they dream of him in tight Lycra.
He went through up to 20 costume changes a day in his latex bodysuit and four layers of Lycra.
Somehow, that little bit of lycra has to make you look like the models in the magazines.