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Fast track: trends and developments in performance textiles at TITAS 2017

Fast track: trends and developments in performance textiles at TITAS 2017

The Taiwanese textile industry is well known for its innovative approach to the development of new performance textiles and, every year, the industry's latest developments are presented at the Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS). Textiles Intelligence visited the 2017 edition of TITAS (TITAS 2017)—which was held in Taipei, Taiwan, during October 16-18, 2017—and interviewed exhibitors and industry experts to identify the latest trends. At the fair, there was a focus on environmental sustainability, functional fabrics—including moisture wicking fabrics, anti-odour fabrics and insulating fabrics—and wearable technologies. There were also several fabrics on display which exhibited novel aesthetic effects, including thermochromic textiles and fabrics which reveal patterns in the presence of moisture. This report discusses innovations presented by 14 Taiwanese companies which exhibited at TITAS 2017, namely DingZing, Eclat, Far Eastern New Century (FENC), Fu Hsun Fiber Industries, Get Green Energy (GGE), Grand Textile, Grandetex Development (Grandetex), Joyoung, New Wide Group, Sunny Special Dyeing & Finishing (Sunny), TexRay Industrial (TexRay), Tri Ocean Textile (Tri Ocean), Wisher Industrial and Yu Yuang.


INTRODUCTION
THEMES AT TITAS 2017
TRENDS AT TITAS 2017
General trends at TITAS 2017
Fabric trends for autumn/winter 2018/19
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS AT TITAS 2017
DingZing: Duopel fabrics
Eclat: Intentional Knit
Far Eastern New Century (FENC): DynaFeed, TopGreen Membrane, TopDry Zero and
TopClean
DynaFeed biosensing system
FENC TopGreen Membrane
FENC TopDry Zero
FENC TopClean
Fu Hsun Fiber Industries: performance fabrics
Get Green Energy (GGE): EnAir Vertical
Grand Textile: Color Max fabrics
Grandetex Development (Grandetex): performance fabrics
Joyoung: performance fabrics
New Wide Group: performance fabrics
Sunny Special Dyeing & Finishing (Sunny): SolaPel fabrics
TexRay Industrial (TexRay): new branding and wearable technology
Tri Ocean Textile (Tri Ocean): DreamFel olefin insulation padding
Wisher Industrial: Dynamic Cold Protection (DCP) and Dynamic Heat Protection (DHP)
Yu Yuang: performance fabrics
List of figures
Figure 1: Trends for the autumn winter 2018/19 season shown in the trend area at TITAS 2017
Figure 2: DingZing Duopel fabrics
Figure 3: Fashion garments made from Duopel fabrics
Figure 4: Eclat “connect” fabrics
Figure 5: Eclat jacquard knitted garments
Figure 6: Fu Hsun Fiber Industries Aqua Reveal fabric
Figure 7: Fu Hsun Fiber Industries Stretch and See fabric
Figure 8: Grand Textile Color Max fabrics
Figure 9: Grand Textile reflective fabric
Figure 10: Grandetex garments made from lightweight woven fabrics
Figure 11: Joyoung knitted fabric with a printed appearance
Figure 12: Joyoung knitted fabrics with baffles
Figure 13: Joyoung fabric with bamboo charcoal
Figure 14: New Wide Group body mapping garment
Figure 15: New Wide Group jacquard garments
Figure 16: New Wide Group jacquard garments
Figure 17: New Wide Group jacket with gradient colour effect
Figure 18: Diagram of 4T cross-section
Figure 19: Wisher Sticky-Free technology

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