Collection of lurex yarns. Collection of lurex yarns.

Lurex is a registered brand name for a type of thread with a metallic appearance. Lurex is made from a very fine strip of metal (such as aluminium, silver or gold) that is laminated between two layers of synthetic film. The technique was developed in 1946 by the Dobeckmun Company (USA).

The brand name Lurex is specifically associated with the British based company of Lurex (Leicester, England). By the beginning of the twenty-first century, however, the word lurex was used as a generic term for various forms of laminated metallic threads.

Source: TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON (2014). The Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, 8th edition, London: Bloomsbury, pp. 361, 383.

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