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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, January 2017

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, January 2017

This report provides information on the latest developments in environmentally sustainable sports apparel and footwear, fibres for performance apparel, finishing treatments, odour resistant apparel, performance fabrics, performance footwear, protective apparel, smart textiles, snow sports apparel, and wearable technology. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations: Adidas, Carré Technologies (Hexoskin), Cordura, DragonWear, DSM Dyneema, HanesBrands, Kelheim Fibres, Nano Dimension Technologies, Nanotex, Parley for the Oceans, Reebok, Sympatex Technologies, Teijin Frontier, TenCate Protective Fabrics and Teton Bros.


  • SUMMARY
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE SPORTS APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR
    • Adidas and Parley for the Oceans: football jerseys and a running shoe which incorporate recycled plastic waste recovered from the oceans
    • Football jerseys
    • Running shoe
  • FIBRES FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL
    • DSM Dyneema: new version of Dyneema Diamond Technology Fibre
    • Kelheim Fibres: viscose fibre which facilitates static dissipation
    • Teijin Frontier: Solotex RC fibre
  • FINISHING TREATMENTS
    • Nanotex: new finishing technology called Durable Wear which prolongs the useful life of fabrics for apparel
  • ODOUR RESISTANT APPAREL
    • Hanesbrands: range of men's apparel products which incorporate FreshIQ odour control technology
  • PERFORMANCE FABRICS
    • Cordura: new fabrics for use in military gear and apparel
  • PERFORMANCE FOOTWEAR
    • Adidas: production of the first shoe at its new speedfactory in Ansbach, Germany
    • Reebok: concept shoe which has been made using a new process called Liquid factory
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
    • TenCate Protective Fabrics and DragonWear: flame resistant (FR) rainwear garments made from Tecasafe Typhoon3 fabric
  • SMART TEXTILES
    • Nano Dimension Technologies: three-dimensional (3D) printing of conductive ink on to fabric
  • SNOW SPORTS APPAREL
    • Teton Bros: jacket made from new versions of Polartec NeoShell fabric
  • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
    • Carré Technologies (Hexoskin): wearable health monitoring system for astronauts
    • Sympatex Technologies: new heating systems and a new lighting system which can be integrated into workwear garments
    • Sympatex heating systems
    • Sympatex lighting system

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