Next generation bio-derived LYCRA® fiber

The LYCRA Company announces collaboration with QORE® to use QIRA® for renewable LYCRA® fiber at scale Learn more

The LYCRA Company today announced it has entered into an agreement with Qore® to enable the world’s first large-scale commercial production of bio-derived spandex using QIRA®. QIRA® is the next generation 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and one of main ingredients of spandex. Its production is based on renewable raw materials such as corn. The field corn for the first generation of LYCRA® fibre produced with QIRA® will be grown by farmers in Iowa.

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