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Performance apparel markets: business update, October 2018

Performance apparel markets: business update, October 2018

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; capacity expansions; corporate strategy; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; and new facilities. Brands, companies and other organisations featured in this report include: Aquafil, Arvind Limited (Arvind), Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), Concept III, Directa Plus, Genomatica, HeiQ, Helly Hansen, I:Collect (I:CO), Lenzing, Polygiene, Prebona, Royal DSM (DSM), SOEX, The North Face and Unifi.


SUMMARY
ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) has acquired sailing and skiing apparel specialist
Helly Hansen
CAPACITY EXPANSIONS
Royal DSM (DSM) is expanding its capacity for producing Dyneema ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre and Dyneema UD composite unidirectional laminate
CORPORATE STRATEGY
The North Face has launched a retail programme called The North Face Renewed
Unifi has developed new branding for its range of performance fibres and yarns
INVESTMENTS
Lenzing will invest Euro100 mn in improving the environmental sustainability of its production operations
JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
Aquafil and Genomatica have collaborated to form an initiative called Project EFFECTIVE in order to encourage the production of more environmentally sustainable fibres and plastics
Directa Plus and Arvind Limited (Arvind) have entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement relating to the development of performance denim fabrics
HeiQ has entered into a partnership with Concept III in order to strengthen its sales in North America
Polygiene has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Prebona
NEW FACILITIES
SOEX and I:Collect have collaborated in the opening of the first footwear recycling plant
which can process all types of footwear
List of figures
Figure 1: Arvind denim treated with G+

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