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Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 2nd quarter 2015

Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 2nd quarter 2015

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility (CSR); distribution facilities; financial results; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; manufacturing facilities; and markets. Brands, companies and other organisations featured in this report include: Adidas Group, APJeT, Berghaus, Bolt Threads, Columbia Sportswear, Cubic Tech Corporation, DSM Dyneema, DyeCoo Textile Systems, DyStar, FibeRio, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, Parley for the Oceans, Perry Ellis International, Puma, Quiksilver, Sensient Technologies Corporation, Solvay Group, Sweden Textile Water Initiative, The Freedonia Group, Under Armour, Unifi, VF Corporation and Xennia Technology.


  • SUMMARY
  • ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
    • DSM Dyneema has acquired Cubic Tech Corporation
    • Sensient Technologies Corporation has acquired Xennia Technology
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
    • Adidas Group has entered into a partnership with Parley for the Oceans
    • Berghaus has joined the bluesign system
    • Sweden Textile Water Initiative will expand and partner with factories in five countries following a successful pilot project
  • DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES
    • Nike has opened a new distribution centre in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • FINANCIAL RESULTS
    • Adidas
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, 1 qtr 2014 and 1 qtr 2015
      • Table Adidas: breakdown of adidas and Reebok revenues by region, 1 qtr 2014 and 1 qtr 2015
    • Columbia Sportswear
    • Nike
      • Table Nike: revenues by geographical region, 2013/14 and 2014/15
    • Perry Ellis International
    • Fourth quarter 2014/15
    • 2014/15
    • First quarter 2015/16
    • Outlook
    • Puma
    • Quiksilver
    • Under Armour
    • Unifi
    • VF Corporation
  • INVESTMENTS
    • Bolt Threads has secured US$32.3 mn in investment for research and commercialisation of its proprietary Engineered Silk fibres
    • Solvay Group is investing R50 mn in new texturing equipment and looms
  • JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
    • APJeT and VF Corporation will collaborate in the development of next-generation textile finishing technologies
    • DyStar has entered into a partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems
    • FibeRio and VF Corporation have entered into a partnership to develop fabrics which incorporate nanofibres
    • Google ATAP and Levi Strauss & Co are collaborating in the development of interactive garments
    • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the provincial government of Vietnam relating to the development of recombinant spider silk production processes
    • Puma has entered into a licensing and marketing partnership with the Infiniti Red Bull Formula 1 racing team
  • MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
    • Unifi has increased its polyester texturing capacity
  • MARKETS
    • Demand for dyes and organic pigments is forecast to grow in value by an average of 6.0% per annum between 2014 and 2019
      • Table Global demand for dyes and organic pigments, 2009-19

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