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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2018

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2018

This report provides information on the latest developments in environmentally sustainable outdoor apparel, finishing treatments, insulation materials, performance fabrics, performance footwear, sports apparel and workwear. The report includes news from the following innovative brands and companies: Archroma, Bioracer, Cordura, Devan Chemicals, Downlite, Heathcoat Fabrics, inov-8, Oakley, Polartec, PrimaLoft, Teijin Frontier, Thermore, Ternua and W L Gore & Associates (Gore).


SUMMARY
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE OUTDOOR APPAREL
Ternua and Archroma have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable outdoor apparel collection
FINISHING TREATMENTS
Devan Chemicals has developed a new temperature regulating finish for sports apparel calledMoov&Cool
INSULATION MATERIALS
Downlite has developed a new range of temperature regulating insulation materials
Polartec has developed a version of its Polartec Power Fill insulation which is made entirely from recycled post-consumer waste
PrimaLoft has developed new insulation materials made entirely from recycled postconsumer waste
Thermore has developed new blowable insulation called Ecodown Fibers
PERFORMANCE FABRICS
Heathcoat Fabrics has developed a new aramid fabric for military applications
Teijin Frontier has developed a new functional fabric for sports outerwear as part of its
Deltapeak range
PERFORMANCE FOOTWEAR
inov-8 has developed the first styles of performance footwear to incorporate graphene
W L Gore & Associates (Gore) has developed a new footwear technology called Gore-Tex
3D fit footwear
SPORTS APPAREL
Oakley and Bioracer have collaborated in the development of a cycling jersey which
incorporates a graphene-based treatment
WORKWEAR
Cordura and Carhartt have collaborated in the development of a new workwear collection
List of figures
Figure 1: Hoodie from the Nutcycle collection
Figure 2: Ecodown Fibers
Figure 3: Surface of new Deltapeak fabric
Figure 4: Mudclaw G 260
Figure 5: Gore-Tex 3D fit footwear shoe insert
Figure 6: G+ treatment inside G+ Graphene Aero Jersey
Figure 7: G+ Graphene Aero Jersey
Figure 8: Full Swing Steel Jacket and Double Front Pant

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