Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, March 2018

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, March 2018

This report provides information on the latest developments in antimicrobial agents in textile finishes, environmentally sustainable outdoor apparel, environmentally sustainable performance fabrics, insulation materials, leather, new fabrics, outdoor apparel and footwear, performance fibres and fabrics, textile finishes, and workwear. The report includes news from the following innovative brands, companies and other organisations: Cordura, Devan Chemicals, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, ECCO Leather, HeiQ, the Hohenstein Group, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Matrix World Group Chile (MWG Chile), Pontetorto, PrimaLoft, Teijin Aramid, Teijin Frontier, Teijin Limited, Tierra, Unifi, Vaude and W L Gore & Associates (Gore).


SUMMARY
ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS IN TEXTILE FINISHES
The Hohenstein Group is exploring the use of Lewis acids as antimicrobial agents in textile finishes
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE OUTDOOR APPAREL
Tierra has developed a jacket which is made entirely from bio-based materials
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE FABRICS
Pontetorto and Vaude have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable fleece fabric called Biopile
FINISHES
Devan Chemicals has launched a new range of antimicrobial finishes for textiles
HeiQ has developed a new range of fabric finishes called HeiQ No Fuzz
INSULATION MATERIALS
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Unifi will collaborate in the development of a new insulation material
PrimaLoft has developed a new insulation material called PrimaLoft Gold Insulation with Cross Core
LEATHER
ECCO Leather has developed a paper-thin leather material called Dyneema Bonded Leather
NEW FABRICS
Teijin Aramid has developed a new performance fabric called Teijinconex Coolnex Super
Wicking Fabric
OUTDOOR APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR
Hyperlite Mountain Gear has developed a lightweight waterproof jacket which incorporates Dyneema Fibre
W L Gore & Associates (Gore) has developed a new brand called Gore-Tex Infinium
PERFORMANCE FIBRES AND FABRICS
Cordura has expanded its portfolio of protective fabrics for workwear applications
Teijin Frontier has developed a new insulating fibre and a new knitted and laminated material Insulating fibre
Knitted and laminated material
WORKWEAR
Matrix World Group Chile (MWG Chile) has developed a new flame resistant apparel collection
Teijin Limited has developed a firefighter’s uniform which can be used to predict the risk of heatstroke and has developed a vest to be used in conjunction with the uniform
List of figures
Figure 1: Tierra Deterra Hood Jacket for women
Figure 2: Biopile fabric
Figure 3: Dyneema Bonded Leather
Figure 4: Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Figure 5: Cordura 4Ever knitted fabric
Figure 6: Teijin Firefighter’s uniform and SPS
Figure 7: Teijin Limited vest and diagram showing the cooling mechanism

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