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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2016

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2016

This report provides information on the latest developments in anti-counterfeiting, environmentally sustainable materials, environmentally sustainable water repellent treatments, fabric technologies, finishing treatments, flame resistant fabrics, performance denim, and performance fibres, yarns and fabrics. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations: Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS), Asics, Columbia Sportswear, Cordura, DSM Dyneema, Hyosung, Invista, Mount Vernon FR, Nanotex, Patagonia, PrimaLoft, Teijin Frontier, Thermore, Toray Industries and W L Gore & Associates.


SUMMARY
ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS): SigNature T anti-counterfeiting technology for incorporation into synthetic fibres
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
Columbia Sportswear: new laminate for use in outdoor apparel
Primaloft and Patagonia: PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco material with 55% recycled content
Thermore: new insulation material made entirely from recycled materials derived from postconsumer
waste
W L Gore & Associates: laminate incorporating Colourkind solution dyed fabric and fabrics
incorporating recycled materials
Laminate with Colourkind fabric
Nylon and polyester fabrics which incorporate recycled materials
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WATER REPELLENT
TREATMENTS
W L Gore & Associates: fabrics treated with durable water repellent (DWR) treatments which are free from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES
Invista: simplified certification process for Lycra Sport fabric technology
FINISHING TREATMENTS
Nanotex: Dry Inside one-way moisture management finishing technology for cotton fabrics
FLAME RESISTANT FABRICS
Mount Vernon FR: three new types of flame resistant (FR) fabrics for protective workwear
PERFORMANCE DENIM
Cordura, Lenzing and Artistic Milliners: Cordura Denim Infinity Fabrics
DSM Dyneema: Dyneema denim fabric for protective single-layer motorcycle apparel
PERFORMANCE FIBRES, YARNS AND FABRICS
Asics and Toray Industries: Chameleoid Mesh fabric for use in sports footwear
Cordura: Cordura 4Ever Flannel fabric and Cordura TPX laminate fabric
Cordura 4Ever Flannel fabric
Cordura TPX fabric
Hyosung: creora Fresh elastane fibre
Teijin Frontier: a new fibre and a new fabric for use in athleisure apparel applications
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List of figures
Figure 1: Chameleoid Mesh fabric
Figure 2: Cordura 4Ever Flannel fabric

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