INVISTA Apparel and Advanced Textiles, the owner of Lycra Coolmax and Thermolite brands, and Foshan Nanhai Sanshan Scientific Innovation Park have signed a memorandum for the construction of a new Textile Innovation Center. Opening of the facility is scheduled for later this year. The Innovation Center, with an area of more than 4,500 sqr mtr, will be equipped with modern textile processing equipment for knitting and weaving along with garment engineering, fabric certification and analytic testing. It will also include an innovation development area where customers and INVISTA R&D personnel can meet to develop and test fibre, fabric and garment innovations.