Invista has introduced the commercial offering of a bio-derived spandex available globally for use in a wide variety of apparel fabrics and garments. Approximately 70 per cent by weight of the new Lycra bio-derived spandex fiber comes from a renewable source made from dextrose derived from corn. The use of a renewable feedstock in the making of this new Lycra bio-derived fiber results in a lower CO2 emissions footprint than spandex produced using traditional raw materials.
With this new offering, Invista is providing retailers and manufacturers of stretch fabrics a spandex fiber option that can impact the overall lifecycle analysis of the fabric and garment. The new fiber is made to Invista’s high standards and specifications.
Invista apparel and advanced textiles business is committed to its own sustainability program, ‘Planet Agenda’, which is focused on three main objectives: minimizing Invista environmental footprint by conserving resources, reducing emissions and eliminating waste at its manufacturing plants, offering competitive products that meet the needs of the apparel markets using fewer resources and to enhance the environmental performance of all fabrics and protecting the health and safety of workers and communities and participating in local stewardship initiatives.