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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2014

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2014

This report provides information on the latest developments in antimicrobial treatments for wool fabrics; fabrics for functional apparel; inks for wearable electronics; insulating gloves; insulating materials; medical textiles; performance fibres; performance yarns; protective apparel for military applications; protective apparel for sport; sports apparel; and wearable technology. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations: Ahlstrom, BASE360, DSM Dyneema, DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM), DWI Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien (DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials), Garmatex, Hexoskin, Kelheim Fibres, Nike, Ohmatex, Outlast Technologies, PrimaLoft, Project Clothing, Safil, TexiSense, the Hohenstein Institute, wfk - Institut für Angewandte Forschung (wfk - Cleaning Technology Institute) and WL Gore.


SUMMARY
ANTIMICROBIAL TREATMENTS FOR WOOL FABRICS
The Hohenstein Institute and DWI Leibniz-Institut Für Interaktive Materialien: antimicrobial
treatments for wool fabrics
FABRICS FOR FUNCTIONAL APPAREL
WL Gore: new backing fabric called C-Knit Backer Technology for use in Gore-Tex
laminates
INKS FOR WEARABLE ELECTRONICS
DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM): inks for use in wearable electronics
INSULATING GLOVES
WL Gore: new insulating gloves for snow sports
INSULATING MATERIALS
Outlast Technologies: new insulative filling material called Universe
PrimaLoft: new insulating material called PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active
MEDICAL TEXTILES
Ahlstrom: new fabric called VaporCool for medical applications
The Hohenstein Institute and wfk – Institut für Angewandte Forschung: reusable surgical
gowns for medical staff
PERFORMANCE FIBRES
Kelheim Fibres: new viscose fibre which reflects infrared (IR) radiation
PERFORMANCE YARNS
Safil: new range of yarns called ActiveYarn for use in outdoor apparel
PROTECTIVE APPAREL FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS
DSM Dyneema: concept vest for female soldiers
PROTECTIVE APPAREL FOR SPORT
BASE360 ans Garmatex: protective garments for ice hockey players
SPORTS APPAREL
Nike: Nike Hyperwarm Flex base layer garments for male athletes training in cold
environments
Project Clothing: first collection of garments for winter outdoor sports
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
Hexoskin: Hexoskin Arctic men’s fitness monitoring T-shirt for wearing in cold
environments
Ohmatex and TexiSense: emBrace pressure sensing T-shirt for scoliosis patients
Ohmatex: fitness monitoring clothing for astronauts
List of figures
Figure 1: Gore-Tex laminate with C-Knit Backer Technology
Figure 2: DuPont MCM inks for wearable electronics
Figure 3: Gore-Tex gloves with + Gore warm technology
Figure 4: Ahlstrom VaporCool fabric
Figure 5: Base Perform Shirt
Figure 6: Nike Hyperwarm Flex base layer shirt

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