Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2019

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2019

This report provides information on the latest developments in anti-odour treatments, fabrics, fibres, footwear, headwear, insulating materials, laminates, outerwear, sewing threads, swimwear and yarns. The report includes news from the following innovative brands and other organisations: Adidas, Amann Group, Argar, BUFF, Carrington Textiles, Cifra, Devan Chemicals, Eastman Chemical Company, HeiQ, KJUS, Outlast Technologies, Petratex, PrimaLoft, Speedo, Sympatex Technologies, Teijin Frontier and Toray Industries.


  • SUMMARY
  • ANTI-ODOUR TREATMENTS
    • DEVAN CHEMICALS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW ANTI-ODOUR TREATMENT CALLED ODOUR BREAKDOWN
  • FABRICS
    • ARGAR HAS DEVELOPED A COLLECTION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FABRICS FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF WORKWEAR
    • CARRINGTON TEXTILES HAS DEVELOPED THREE NEW FABRICS WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE COMFORT OF WORKWEAR
    • TEIJIN FRONTIER HAS DEVELOPED A POLYESTER PERFORMANCE FABRIC WHICH HAS A COTTON-LIKE TEXTURE AND HANDLE
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES HAS DEVELOPED A WATERPROOF NYLON FABRIC WHICH HAS EXCELLENT RESISTANCE TO ABRASION
  • FIBRES
    • EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY WILL MAKE ITS AVRA FILAMENT FIBRES FROM POLYESTER DERIVED FROM POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED MATERIALS
  • FOOTWEAR
    • ADIDAS HAS DEVELOPED A FULLY RECYCLABLE RUNNING SHOE
  • HEADWEAR
    • HEIQ AND BUFF HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RANGE OF PERFORMANCE HEADWEAR PRODUCTS WHICH PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM ULTRAVIOLET (UV) RAYS AND HAVE TEMPERATURE REGULATING PROPERTIES
  • INSULATING MATERIALS
    • PRIMALOFT HAS DEVELOPED A NEW RANGE OF INSULATING MATERIALS CALLED PRIMALOFT NEXT
  • LAMINATES
    • SYMPATEX TECHNOLOGIES HAS DEVELOPED A VARIETY OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE LAMINATES WHICH INCORPORATE RECYCLED FIBRES
  • OUTERWEAR
    • CIFRA AND PETRATEX WILL COLLABORATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-END AND LUXURY OUTERWEAR PRODUCTS MADE USING CIFRA'S WARP KNIT SEAMLESS (WKS) PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE
    • KJUS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW COLLECTION OF HIGHLY WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE RAINWEAR PRODUCTS FOR GOLFERS
  • SEWING THREADS
    • AMANN GROUP HAS EXPANDED ITS RANGE OF CONDUCTIVE THREADS FOR SMART TEXTILE PRODUCTS
  • SWIMWEAR
    • SPEEDO AND HEIQ HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPEEDO FASTSKIN SWIMWEAR FOR COMPETITIVE RACING
  • YARNS
    • OUTLAST TECHNOLOGIES HAS DEVELOPED A NEW POLYAMIDE FILAMENT YARN WHICH INCORPORATES PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS (PCMs)

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