Recent developments in elastic fibers and yarns for sportswear

J. Hu, J. Lu

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)


The elastomeric fiber has achieved multiple advances in the sportswear industry. The traditional and new elastic fibers with improved properties give sportswear compression, freedom of movement, and comfort, which are essential for athletes in most sports. In this chapter, recent developments of elastomeric fibers, yarns, and fabrics used in sportswear and related spinning, weaving, and knitting technologies are introduced systematically. The future trends of elastic fibers for sportswear are also stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextiles for Sportswear
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)1782422366, 9781782422365
ISBN (Print)9781782422297, 1782422293
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2015


  • Elastomeric fabrics
  • Elastomeric fiber
  • Elastomeric yarns
  • High-elastic fibers
  • Sportswear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Recent developments in elastic fibers and yarns for sportswear'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this