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What is "Lastex" - Definition & Explanation

Lastex is an elastic fiber made from Latex. It is most often used with other fibers to create fabrics such as Spandex and foundation garments. Lastex will deteriorate after repeated washing and drying, losing its elasticity.
Yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads.

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