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Performance apparel markets: business update, July 2017

Performance apparel markets: business update, July 2017

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: capacity expansions; corporate social responsibility (CSR); events; and joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution. Brands, companies and other organisations featured in this report include: AMSilk; Goldwin; Gruschwitz; Invista; Kraig Biocraft Laboratories; NSF International; Osmotex; Polygiene; Reebok; Schoeller Textil; Sequential Brands Group; SPR Indústria de Confecção (SPR Sports); and Textile Exchange.


SUMMARY
CAPACITY EXPANSIONS
Invista will expand its capacity for producing nylon 6.6 fibre in Camden, South Carolina, USA
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has installed new silk processing equipment at its facility in Indiana, USA
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
Reebok has launched a new initiative called Cotton + Corn
Textile Exchange and NSF International will collaborate to merge the Responsible Down
Standard and the Global Traceable Down Standard
EVENTS
The 2017 edition of Techtextil was held in Frankfurt, Germany, during May 9-12, 2017
New application
New material
New product
New technology
JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
AMSilk has entered into a strategic partnership with Gruschwitz to develop new products made from Biosteel fibre
Polygiene has entered into a strategic partnership with Goldwin
Schoeller Textil and Osmotex have entered into a production agreement relating to
Hydro_Bot moisture management technology
Sequential Brands Group has entered into a licensing agreement with SPR Sports to launch the AND1, AVIA and DVS brands in Brazil

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