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Product Developments And Innovations In The Home Textiles Market, February 2015

Product Developments And Innovations In The Home Textiles Market, February 2015


This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the home textiles market, including: antimicrobial treatments for wool fabrics; certification; colour trends; environmentally friendly flame retardant treatments; fabric coatings; fabrics for outdoor applications; filling materials; flame retardant treatments; floor coverings; mattresses; new collections; new fabrics; nonwovens for interiors; outdoor living products; three-dimensionally (3D) printed home accessories; trend forecasts; and whitening agents. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, individuals and other organisations: Advansa, Alexium International, Ananas Anam, Boll & Branch, Clariant, Divatex, DwellStudio, DWI Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien (DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials), Grund, Hohenstein Institute, Huntsman Textile Effects, Karim Rashid, Kate Spade Saturday, King Koil, Lenzing, MakerBot, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), Milliken, Outlast Technologies, Pantone, Sandler, Simmons Bedding Company, Stahl, Surya, Tempur Sealy, the Heimtextil Trendtable, TenCate Outdoor Fabrics, West Elm and Zhejiang Meisheng Industry.


  • SUMMARY
  • ANTIMICROBIAL TREATMENTS FOR WOOL FABRICS
    • The Hohenstein Institute and Dwi Leibniz-institut Für Interaktive Materialien: antimicrobial treatments for wool fabrics
  • CERTIFICATION
    • Lenzing: Tencel fibre certified as being "Medically Tested - Tested for Toxins" by Fördergemeinschaft Körperverträgliche Textilien (FKT)
  • COLOUR TRENDS
    • Pantone: Colour of the Year for 2015
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FLAME RETARDANT TREATMENTS
    • Clariant: Exolit OP 560 flame retardant treatment for flexible polyurethane (PU) foam identified as being environmentally friendly
  • FABRIC COATINGS
    • Stahl: new coating options added to the EVO range of environmentally friendly coatings
  • FABRICS FOR OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS
    • TenCate Outdoor Fabrics: digitally printed fabrics for outdoor applications
  • FILLING MATERIALS
    • Advansa: new Dacron products
    • Outlast Technologies: new filling material called Universe
  • FLAME RETARDANT TREATMENTS
    • Alexium International: two flame retardant treatments for the upholstery and furnishings market
  • FLOOR COVERINGS
    • Milliken: new collection of carpet tiles called Allegory
    • Surya: new rug collections
    • Surya: rug customisation service
  • MATTRESSES
    • King Koil: new mattress and bed collections
    • Simmons Bedding Company: new "smart" mattress
    • Tempur Sealy: three new mattress collections
    • Tempur-Flex collection
    • Posturepedic collection
    • Limited Edition collection
  • NEW COLLECTIONS
    • Boll & Branch: Fair Trade cotton bedding
    • Divatex and Lady Antebellum: bed linenc and bath linen collection
    • Grund and Karim Rashit: collection of bathroom rugs called Kolor my World
    • Kate Spade and West Elm: home furnishings collection
  • NEW FABRICS
    • Ananas Anam: new nonwoven fabric called Piñatex made from pineapple leaves
    • Zhejiang Meisheng Industry: waterborne process for manufacturing microfibre fabric
  • NONWOVENS FOR INTERIORS
    • Sandler: polyester nonwoven materials for office furniture and interiors
  • OUTDOOR LIVING PRODUCTS
    • Surya: new collection of outdoor living products
  • THREE-DIMENSIONALLY (3D) PRINTED HOME ACCESSORIES
    • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) and MakerBot: three-dimensionally (3D) printed home accessories
  • TREND FORECASTS
    • Heimtextil Trendtable: design trends for 2015/16
  • WHITENING AGENTS
    • Huntsman Textile Effects: new fluorescent whitening agent for cellulosic fabrics called Unitex BHA liquid

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