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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, November 2017.pdf

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, November 2017

This report provides information on the latest developments in environmentally sustainable footwear, environmentally sustainable workwear, insulation materials, new fibres, new finishes, performance fabrics and yarns, sports apparel, wearable technology, and workwear. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations: Coolcore, Cordura, Cotton Incorporated, DuPont, the Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation (Hohenstein Institute for Textile Innovation), Lubrizol, Nike, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Patagonia, Polartec, PrimaLoft, Red Bull, Schoeller Textil, Thermore, the University of Manchester and Vaude.


SUMMARY
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FOOTWEAR
Vaude has developed an environmentally sustainable footwear collection
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORKWEAR
Patagonia has developed a collection of workwear which incorporates a new environmentally sustainable canvas fabric
INSULATION MATERIALS
Polartec has developed a new insulation material called Polartec Power Fill
Thermore has developed a new stretchable insulation material called Thermore Freedom
NEW FIBRES
Lubrizol and Schoeller Textil have collaborated in the development of warp knitted fabrics which incorporate Lubrizol’s new X4zol-J fibre
NEW FINISHES
Schoeller Textil and Red Bull have collaborated in the development of a performance finish called Taurex
PERFORMANCE FABRICS AND YARNS
Coolcore has developed a new fabric collection called Natural Performance
Cordura and Cotton Incorporated have collaborated in the development of a new fabric collection
PrimaLoft has developed a new range of performance fabrics and a new collection of performance yarns
PrimaLoft Performance Fabrics
PrimaLoft Performance Yarn
SPORTS APPAREL
Nike has developed a sports bra which is made using the company’s Flyknit technology
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
DuPont has developed stretchable inks and films for use in the manufacture of smart clothing
Researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will develop textiles which can monitor the stress levels of aircraft pilots
Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed flexible supercapacitors which
WORKWEAR
Researchers at the Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation have developed an ergonomic work jacket for use in conjunction with an exoskeleton
List of figures
Figure 1: Vaude footwear products from the spring/summer 2018 collection
Figure 2: Men’s Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Barn Coat
Figure 3: Thermore Freedom insulation
Figure 4: Fabric incorporating X4zol-J fibre
Figure 5: Women’s Energy Wear tank top
Figure 6: Montane women’s Primino T-shirt incorporating PrimaLoft Silver Series yarn
Figure 7: Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra
Figure 8: Graphene oxide supercapacitors printed on cotton fabric
Figure 9: Jacket and exoskeleton

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