Lurex®, the quality product served by technology, is now associated worldwide with creative innovation over a range of products that encompass fine super softness at one end of the spectrum and wide slit yarns for industrial purposes at the other.
In the 80's and 90's Lurex took a major leap forward by incorporating transparent nylon and polyester yarns in their range which accept dyes to give sparkle effects, laminated film to give iridescent effects, chemically treated laminates which absorb light to give 'shine in the dark effects', retro-reflective yarns for sportswear, colour change effects under UV lights and matt antique types.
The most significant development has, however, been the new 6-micron film, which, for the first time, has given Lurex® a name for ultra softness. This new film, used in conjunction with texturised nylon support, has pushed their yarns into the 21st century, having the aesthetic and eye-catching appeals for the future.
Lurex adds brilliance to fashion
To complement the Lurex® range, the company has used its flair for innovation in the creation of Sildorex Fashion Tape Yarns. These were developed in the Leicester factory in conjunction with fibre producers and designers, targeting handknitting, machine knitting, weaving, embroidery and lace. The highly innovative range of fancy tape yarns offers a wide selection of visual effects with varying shine, in a count range from 1.5Nm to 20Nm.
To uphold the tradition of Lurex® as the primary form of all metallics, great attention has been paid to service, technical back-up and delivery. With its head offices in France and the UK, a team of dedicated personnel can meet the volatile demands of fashion and taste and respond to the changing moods of the market. A close working relationship with top designers in New York, Paris, London, Milan and Melbourne enables Lurex® to lead the trend.