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Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2nd quarter 2015

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2nd quarter 2015

This report provides information on the latest developments in dyes, dyeing technology and auxiliaries, environmentally friendly water repellent treatments, fabrics for performance apparel, flame resistant jeans, medical textiles, performance fibres, protective workwear, sports apparel and testing equipment. The report includes news from the following innovative individuals, companies and other organisations: the Advanced Scientific Technology and Management Research Institute of Kyoto (ASTEM), the Belgian Textile Research Centre (Centexbel), Boston University, Carhartt, Chemours, DyStar, Eurojersey, the Centre for Graphene Science at the University of Exeter, HeiQ Materials, Huntsman Textile Effects, INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC-MN – the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Microsystems and Nanotechnology), Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Macron, Mascot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mount Vernon FR, Outlast Technologies, Professor Tomohiro Kuroda, Puma, Queen Mary University of London, Teiken Limited, TenCate Protective Fabrics, Tufts University, Universidade de Aveiro (the University of Aveiro), Universidade de Lisboa (the University of Lisbon), Università degli Studi di Trento (University of Trento) and Versaperm.


  • SUMMARY
  • DYES, DYEING TECHNOLOGY AND AUXILIARIES
    • DyStar: Levafix ECO Black dye
    • HeiQ Materials: DyeFast auxiliaries designed to improve the polyester exhaust dyeing process
    • Huntsman Textile Effects: Avitera Black SE dye
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WATER REPELLENT TREATMENTS
    • Huntsman Textile Effects and Chemours: Zelan R3 durable water repellent finish made from renewably sourced materials
  • FABRICS FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL
    • Eurojersey: Sensitive Sculpt Light stretch fabric for shapewear, sportswear and swimwear
    • TenCate Protective Fabrics: fabric for use in firefighters' turnout gear
  • FLAME RESISTANT JEANS
    • Mount Vernon FR and Carhartt: Flame Resistant (FR) stretch jeans
  • MEDICAL TEXTILES
    • ASTEM, Teiken Limited and Professor Tomohiro Kuroda: textile which incorporates electrodes for electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements
  • PERFORMANCE FIBRES
    • Researchers in five institutes and universities: synthetic versions of spider silk
    • Researchers in five institutes and universities: technique for embedding graphene into textile fibres
    • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories: Dragon Silk recombinant spider silk fibre
    • Outlast Technologies and Thai Acrylic Fibre: new version of Outlast Acrylic Fibre
  • PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR
    • Mascot: Mascot LIGHT workwear
  • SPORTS APPAREL
    • Puma: sports apparel and footwear collection incorporating thermoregulating technology
    • Macron: range of sports underwear
  • TESTING EQUIPMENT
    • Versaperm: testing apparatus for measuring the permeability of a fabric

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