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Cordura boosts speed with digital fabric finder Beth Wright | 22 Jan 21

Invista's high-performance Cordura fibre brand has launched a digital fabric library to help customers select from an assortment of more than 500 Cordura certified fabrics.

Digital laggards must act to offset store closures GlobalData Retail | 25 Nov 20

Permanent store closures were already rife in the retail sector prior to Covid-19 due to spend shifting online, but this has been further intensified by the pandemic. Apparel stores have been especially hard hit, with online penetration forecast to rise to 50.8% in 2020 and expected to remain well above 2019 levels in 2021 at 40.0%, further reducing the need for large store estates.

Invista starts construction on China nylon plant Michelle Russell | 22 Jun 20

US-based fibre producer Invista has broken ground on its 400,000 tonne adiponitrile (ADN) plant in Shanghai.

Invista reaffirms commitment to China as ADN plant progresses Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 20

Invista says it is confident of China’s demand growth for nylon as the US-based fibre producer makes advancements in its 400,000 tonne adiponitrile (ADN) plant in Shanghai.

Invista names Shanghai location for US$1bn ADN plant Beth Wright | 21 Feb 19

US-based fibre producer Invista has inked a deal with Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) as part of plans to establish a 400,000 tonne adiponitrile (ADN) plant – a key ingredient for the nylon 6,6 polymer used in plastics, coatings and apparel fibres.

Shandong Ruyi buys Invista apparel fibre business Beth Wright | 1 Feb 19

Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, one of the leading textile and apparel companies in China, has completed its acquisition of US-based fibre producer Invista's Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra spandex/elastane brand.

Investments boosting Invista's ADN production Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 18

US-based fibre producer Invista has set a 12-month production record for adiponitrile (ADN) – a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 plastics and fibres – at its Orange, Texas facility.

Invista to add 40,000 tonnes of nylon 6,6 capacity by 2020 Beth Wright | 13 Sep 18

US-based fibre producer Invista plans to add 40,000 tonnes of nylon 6,6 polymer capacity at its polymer plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in China.

Invista shareholders approve US$1bn China ADN plant Beth Wright | 11 Sep 18

US-based fibre producer Invista has confirmed it is to invest more than US$1bn in a 300,000-tonne adiponitrile (ADN) facility in China after its shareholders agreed to proceed with the project. 

Invista invests US$1bn in world-scale ADN China plant Beth Wright | 9 Aug 18

US-based fibre producer Invista has begun work to bring its latest Adiponitrile (ADN) technology to China in a US$1bn investment to satisfy what strong, local demand for the intermediate chemical, which is a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibres and plastics.

Cordura in eco-friendly nylon 6,6 drive Beth Wright | 24 Jul 18

Invista's high-performance Cordura brand has expanded its TrueLock fibre platform as part of its commitment to developing durable, eco-efficient fabric solutions.

New Lycra Bra Fabric Finder technology launches Michelle Russell | 12 Jul 18

Synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific has partnered with the Lycra brand to launch a Bra Fabric Finder technology that helps consumers pick the right casual bra using a special search solution.

Simply Be debuts new line of sustainable jeans Beth Wright | 18 Jun 18

N Brown brand Simply Be has become what is thought to be the first UK retailer to sell jeans made from a blend of cotton and recycled bottles.

Invista invests US$250m in new US ADN plant Beth Wright | 24 May 18

US-based fibre producer Invista says it is entering the final design phase of a US$250m project at its Victoria, Texas, site which will see an upgrade of its manufacturing technology and increase production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibres and plastics.

Denim industry hits Amsterdam for Kingpins show Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 18

The Kingpins sourcing show kicked off in Amsterdam this week, with some of the world's most innovative denim mills, trim providers, wash houses and manufacturers taking part in two days of exhibitions, workshops and seminars.

Invista develops sustainable Lycra stretch fibre Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 18

US-based fibre producer Invista has launched a new version of its Lycra T400 fibre with enhanced sustainability thanks to the use of EcoMade technology.

Invista to set up new textile innovation centre in China Beth Wright | 6 Apr 18

Invista Apparel and Advanced Textiles, owner of the Lycra, Coolmax and Thermolite brands, has inked a deal to construct a new textile innovation centre in China.

Aquafil to buy Invista's Asia Pacific nylon 6 business Beth Wright | 13 Feb 18

Italian yarn maker Aquafil has inked an agreement with Invista to acquire certain assets related to the US-based fibre producer's nylon 6 business activity in Asia Pacific.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 3 Nov 17

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how Debenhams'ongoing turnaround strategy has taken its toll on full-year earnings, Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style why the value fashion chain chooses not to openly set targets for it sustainability and ethical commitments, the Mauritius' clothing sector faces tough times and fresh challenges, and US-based fibre producer Invista is to sell its Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra brand.

Invista to sell apparel fibre business to Shandong Ruyi Beth Wright | 30 Oct 17

US-based fibre producer Invista has entered into a definitive agreement with one of the largest textile manufacturers in China, Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, to sell its Apparel and Advanced Textiles business (A&AT) – including its Lycra brand.

Invista to deploy advanced ADN technology in France and US Michelle Russell | 26 Sep 17

US-based fibre producer Invista is to deploy its most advanced adiponitrile (ADN) technology, used to produce nylon 6,6 intermediates, at its joint-owned Butachimie facility in France and in the US.

New Lycra technology for casual bra market Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

US fibre producer Invista has unveiled a new tool it says helps casual bra designers select the best fabric in order to deliver improved garment performance.

Sock maker Orient Befit inks Coolmax licensing deal Beth Wright | 20 Jun 17

Chinese sock manufacturer Zhejiang Orient Befit Socks Corporation (Orient Befit) has inked a licensing deal with US-based fibre producer Invista to use the Coolmax trademark for manufacturing, marketing, advertising, promotion, sale and distribution through online global channels, and offline channels in China.

Penn Textile Solutions expands Invista partnership Beth Wright | 13 Jun 17

Penn Textile Solutions, a German textile mill that specialises in warp and weft knits, has expanded its partnership with US-based fibre producer Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, to develop a new fabric concept derived from consumer needs.

Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations Beth Wright | 18 May 17

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. Electro-osmotic membranes, eco-efficient textiles and recycled yarns were among the highlights.  

Invista acquires Cone Denim dual core patent portfolio Michelle Russell | 12 May 17

US-based fibre producer Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, has acquired the dual core patent portfolio of Cone Denim and its parent company International Textile Group (ITG).

Invista investing $65m to expand US speciality fibre capacity Michelle Russell | 9 May 17

Invista is investing over US$65m in state-of-the-art fibre production at its US-based Camden facility in a move aimed at significantly expanding domestic capacity of high-tenacity speciality fibres used in its Cordura fabrics.

Cordura unveils performance wool partnership Beth Wright | 4 May 17

Invista's high-performance Cordura brand has unveiled another partnership, coinciding with its 50th anniversary celebrations, with German wool-based yarn supplier Südwolle Group to develop new performance wools.

New stretch denim fabric for jeans leggings Beth Wright | 31 Mar 17

Turkish denim mill Calik Denim has revealed an innovative stretch denim fabric incorporating Lycra dualFX technology from fibre producer Invista that offers a new alternative to traditional material for jeans leggings.

New Lycra technology for non-slip knee-highs Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 17

US fibre producer Invista has developed a Lycra garment technology for knee-highs that it says offers improved balance between force and compression.





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