The Lycra Company: Technology for bra foam re...
The Lycra Company

Technology for bra foam replacement

(Source: The Lycra Company)
(Source: The Lycra Company)

The patent-pending bra cup application Lycra FitSense can be used in intimate apparel such as traditional wired, non-wired or unlined bras (including bralettes and sport bras), plus activewear and swimwear. This technology innovation reduces or eliminates the need for bra foam.

Lycra FitSense technology from The Lycra Company, Wilmington, DE/USA, is a water-based, solvent-free dispersion that is comprised of the same molecule as Lycra fiber. The dispersion is screen-printed directly onto the bra fabric, increasing the power of the fabric in precise areas. The power increase in the bra cup effectively reduces nipple protrusion while providing symmetrical support, shaping and lift for the bustline – reducing or eliminating the need for sewn-in panels or insertable pads.

Zones of support can be applied to the bottom and sides of the bra cup for shaping, as well as the wing for maximum comfort and smoothing. The new technology can also be applied between fabric layers in the bra cup while retaining the original fabric aesthetics.

Unlike polyurethane foam, the new technology is built into the garment and is highly durable to machine washing and regular wear. In swimwear applications, the technology provides chlorine resistance and fast drying benefits versus foams and dual fabric layers.

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