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Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, April 2017

Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, April 2017

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the home textiles market, including those relating to: antimicrobial fabrics; beds and mattresses; floor coverings; interactive home textile products; new bedding products; new fabric technologies; new fabrics; new fibrefill products; new home textile collections; new rug and pillow collections; new towelling products; performance fibres; and three-dimensionally (3D) knitted furniture panels. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations: ADA, Advansa, Bedgear, Birkenstock, Carpet Concept, Cotton Incorporated, Elle, Freudenberg Performance Materials, IKEA, Ivivva, Kelheim Fibres, Lenzing, Malouf, Möve, Outlast Technologies, PBteen, PurThread Technologies, Surya, Tata Elxsi, and Welspun Group.


SUMMARY
ANTIMICROBIAL FABRICS
PurThread Technologies and Cotton Incorporated have collaborated in the development of antimicrobial cotton blend fabrics
BEDS AND MATTRESSES
Bedgear has developed two new mattresses
Birkenstock and ADA have jointly developed a range of Birkenstock beds and mattresses
FLOOR COVERINGS
Carpet Concept has developed two new carpet collections
INTERACTIVE HOME TEXTILE PRODUCTS
Tata Elxsi and Welspun have collaborated in the development of interactive home textile products for children
NEW BEDDING PRODUCTS
Bedgear has developed a new collection of blankets called Performance Blankets
Lenzing has developed Tencel bed linen products which are suitable for use in the hotel trade
Malouf has developed a new memory foam pillow which incorporates graphite particles to help the sleeper to maintain a comfortable body temperature
NEW FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES
Outlast Technologies has developed a new fabric technology called Outlast Xelerate
NEW FABRICS
Freudenberg Performance Materials has developed a cover fabric for use in the manufacture of bedding products incorporating down and feathers
NEW FIBREFILL PRODUCTS
Advansa has developed four new fibrefill products for use in the manufacture of bedding
NEW HOME TEXTILE COLLECTIONS
PBteen and ivivva have collaborated in the development of a home décor collection
NEW RUG AND PILLOW COLLECTIONS
Surya has collaborated with Elle in the development of Parisian style rug and pillow collections
NEW TOWELLING PRODUCTS
Möve has collaborated with Biotherm in the development of a towelling products collection called Bath & Beauty by Möve
PERFORMANCE FIBRES
Kelheim Fibres has developed a viscose fibre which facilitates static dissipation
THREE-DIMENSIONALLY (3D) KNITTED FURNITURE PANELS
IKEA has developed a chair which incorporates a three-dimensionally (3D) knitted panel
List of figures
Figure 1: Birkenstock bed products
Figure 2: Eco Cut carpet
Figure 3: Eco Iqu S carpet
Figure 4: SpinTales Enchanted Duvet
Figure 5: CarbonCool pillow
Figure 6: Outlast Xelerate technology
Figure 7: Pillow filled with down and feathers contained by Evolon super-microfilament fabric
Figure 8: D’Orsay rug and Lina pillow
Figure 9: Bath & Beauty by Möve terry towel
Figure 10: IKEA PS 2017 armchair

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