by wrapping two strands of a non-elastic covering yarn, such as
nylon and/or polyester, in opposite directions
around an elastic spandex or rubber core.
These yarns are used primarily for socks, narrows, medical products,
sheer hosiery and apparel.
produced by wrapping a single strand of nylon
or polyester around an elastic
spandex or rubber core. These yarns are
used primarily for women's hosiery, narrow
fabrics and seamless apparel.
produced by a high-speed process that entangles spandex, nylon
or polyester with
air to produce an elastic yarn. These yarns
are used in socks, tights, and woven apparel.