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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, June 2018

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, June 2018

This report provides information on the latest developments in apparel and fabric collections, environmentally sustainable outdoor apparel, insulation materials, knitting machinery, new fibres, outdoor accessories, outdoor apparel, patents, performance fabrics and yarns, performance footwear, pre-treatments, recycling processes, sports apparel, synthetic leather, temperature control workwear, and three-dimensional (3D) printing. The report includes news from the following innovative brands, companies and other organisations: Adidas, adidas Terrex, Archroma, Best Made Company, Bolt Threads, Carbios, Colmar, Coolcore, Directa Plus, the Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Downlite, Eurojersey, HeiQ, Makita, Microban International, Nike, Reebok, Sanitized, Santoni, Teijin Frontier, Teijin Limited and Vaude.


  • SUMMARY
  • APPAREL AND FABRIC COLLECTIONS
    • DIRECTA PLUS HAS COLLABORATED WITH COLMAR AND EUROJERSEY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW APPAREL COLLECTION AND A NEW FABRIC COLLECTION
      • Collaboration with Colmar
      • Collaboration with Eurojersey
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE OUTDOOR APPAREL
    • VAUDE HAS DEVELOPED A COLLECTION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE OUTDOOR APPAREL PRODUCTS
  • FINISHING TREATMENTS
    • ARCHROMA HAS DEVELOPED A NEW BREATHABLE WATER REPELLENT TREATMENT CALLED SMARTREPEL HYDRO AM
    • HEIQ HAS DEVELOPED A BIO-BASED ODOUR RESISTANT FINISH CALLED HEIQ FRESH FFL (FRESH FOR LONG) AND A NEW TEMPERATURE CONTROL TREATMENT CALLED HEIQ ADAPTIVE AC-06
      • HeiQ Fresh FFL (Fresh For Long)
      • HeiQ Adaptive AC-06
    • MICROBAN INTERNATIONAL HAS DEVELOPED A NEW ODOUR CONTROL TREATMENT CALLED SCENTRY
    • SANITIZED HAS DEVELOPED A NEW ODOUR CONTROL TREATMENT CALLED SANITIZED ODORACTIV 10
  • INSULATION MATERIALS
    • DOWNLITE HAS DEVELOPED A VARIETY OF NEW INSULATION MATERIALS
  • KNITTING MACHINERY
    • SANTONI HAS DEVELOPED A NEW VERSION OF ITS SANTONI MEC-MOR KNITTING MACHINE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF FOOTWEAR
  • NEW FIBRES
    • TEIJIN FRONTIER HAS DEVELOPED A NEW FIBRE CALLED SOLOTEX NANOFIBER
  • OUTDOOR ACCESSORIES
    • BOLT THREADS HAS COLLABORATED WITH BEST MADE COMPANY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HAT WHICH INCORPORATES MICROSILK
  • OUTDOOR APPAREL
    • ADIDAS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW JACKET CALLED AGRAVIC DOWN HOODED JACKET
  • PATENTS
    • DIRECTA PLUS HAS BEEN GRANTED A US PATENT FOR A FLAME RETARDANT "COMPOSITION" INCORPORATING GRAPHENE WHICH CAN BE USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF TEXTILES
  • PERFORMANCE FABRICS AND YARNS
    • COOLCORE HAS DEVELOPED A NEW YARN CALLED FIBR-X AND HAS DEVELOPED VERSIONS OF ITS FABRICS WHICH ARE RESISTANT TO ODOUR
      • Fibr-X yarn
      • Odour-resistant fabrics
  • PERFORMANCE FOOTWEAR
    • ADIDAS TERREX HAS INCORPORATED POLYGIENE ODOUR CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INTO ITS BRANDED FOOTWEAR
    • REEBOK HAS DEVELOPED A NEW RUNNING SHOE WHICH INCORPORATES ITS NEW FLEXWEAVE MATERIAL
  • PRE-TREATMENTS
    • THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY (DOW) HAS DEVELOPED A NEW PRE-TREATMENT CALLED ECOFAST PURE FOR USE IN TEXTILE DYEING PROCESSES
  • RECYCLING PROCESSES
    • CARBIOS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW PROCESS FOR RECYCLING POLYESTER FIBRES
  • SPORTS APPAREL
    • NIKE HAS DEVELOPED A NEW SPORTS BRA WHICH CAN ADJUST THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT IT PROVIDES
  • SYNTHETIC LEATHER
    • BOLT THREADS HAS DEVELOPED A SYNTHETIC LEATHER MATERIAL CALLED MYLO
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL WORKWEAR
    • TEIJIN LIMITED AND MAKITA HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW WORKWEAR JACKET WHICH FACILITATES COOLING
  • THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTING
    • NIKE HAS DEVELOPED A THREE-DIMENSIONALLY (3D) PRINTED TEXTILE UPPER FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF PERFORMANCE FOOTWEAR

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