Thursday, November 26, 2020

Spandex T-Shirt

Spandex T-Shirt 

History Of Spandex

Spandex is a synthetic fiber invented in 1959 at DuPont's Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia. The word “spandex” is an anagram of the word “expands”. Spandex has become quite well known as a wonder fibre that has literally transformed the textile industry, for one. Since the first sample emerged, it has modernized various aspects of the garment industry. As the name suggests, it is particularly sought for its elasticity. Fashion has played a humongous role in widening the use of spandex all over the world. During the 70s and 80s, spandex leggings became extremely popular among many rock and heavy metal bands. The sudden embracement of spandex was because it remained stretchy and tight-fitting even after being worn for a long time.

Interesting Facts About Spandex

Spandex fibers can be stretched upto 500 to 610% more than their original length without breaking and can easily return to their original length.

In composition, Spandex is 85% polyurethane.

The state law in Sweden forbids the sale of Spandex to anybody who weighs more than 30 stones.

At 250 degrees C (480 degrees F), spandex can melt.

Formerly known as Prince, the famous pop singer altered his name to the chemical symbol for Spandex.

A stretchy, low-fat substitute has been invented by International Span Works, the largest producer of elastos.

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