spandex

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spandex

[′span‚deks]
(textiles)
An elastic synthetic fiber; usually provides a core around which other fibers are wound.
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And the decision to locate our Dorlastan operation at Bushy Park is evidence of our belief that we can manufacture spandex here with the high quality and efficiency and at the low cost required to compete in markets not only throughout the Americas, but also in Asia.
The Bayer Dorlastan facility sets a new quality standard for spandex production in the United States.
This unique pairing concept helps to ensure the Dorlastan spandex delivered will be of the highest quality.
In addition, while the company has been very successful in existing applications such as hosiery, intimate apparel, swimwear and active wear, Bayer is also seeing extensive growth for its Dorlastan spandex in new areas, including wovens for outer apparel.
In discussing the $170 million Dorlastan synthetic fibers plant, Miles' single largest investment in the United States, Wehmeier pointed out that global demand for Dorlastan spandex fibers was growing and that Miles intends to gain a larger share of that market.
Dorlastan fibers are used in sportswear, outerwear, swimsuits, foundation garments, underwear, socks, hosiery and other articles.
Dorlastan yields high stretchability and increased production and is dermatologically and toxicologically safe.