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Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, July 2019

Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, July 2019

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the home textiles market, including those relating to: anti-odour textiles; bedding products; beds; blinds and curtains; carpets; collections; colour management; digital printers; digital printing inks; fabrics; finishes; flame retardant treatments; mattresses; rugs; stain repellency treatments; and textiles for outdoor applications. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, brands, other organisations and individuals: 1888 Mills, Analar, Antron, Bearaby, Brooklyn Bedding, Canopy Growth, Datacolor, Devan Chemicals, DuPont, EFI Reggiani, Ford Motor Company (Ford), GHCL, Heathcoat Fabrics, IKEA Range & Supply, Inèdit Software, Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, Kiian Digital, Kvadrat, Martha Stewart, Pantone, Peel Away Labs, Schoeller Technologies, Sequential Brands Group, Simone Post and Trevira.


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SUMMARY
ANTI-ODOUR TEXTILES
1888 Mills and DuPont have collaborated in the development of anti-odour home
textile products
BEDDING PRODUCTS
Bearaby has developed a collection of weighted bedding products which help to improve
sleep quality
Peel Away Labs has launched disposable and waterproof fitted bed sheets
Trevira and the home furnishings brand Analar have collaborated in the development of a
pillow which incorporates polylactic acid (PLA) fibrefill
BEDS
Ford Motor Company (Ford) has developed a bed called the Lane-Keeping Bed which
incorporates technology typically used in cars
BLINDS AND CURTAINS
IKEA Range & Supply has developed a curtain which can purify air
CARPETS
The carpet fibre brand Antron has developed an improved version of its Antron Lumena
performance carpet fibre
COLLECTIONS
Canopy Growth, Martha Stewart and Sequential Brands Group will develop a collection of
products which incorporate cannabidiol (CBD)
GHCL has launched two bedding collections which incorporate traceable fibres and help to
promote health and well-being
Nile Harvest collection
Meditasi collection
COLOUR MANAGEMENT
Datacolor and Inèdit Software have developed new software for use in conjunction with the
ColorReaderPRO colour measurement device
Pantone has introduced 200 metallic colours to its Fashion, Home + Interiors (FHI)
colour system
DIGITAL PRINTERS
EFI Reggiani has developed a new digital textile printer called Reggiani BOLT
DIGITAL PRINTING INKS
Kiian Digital has launched a range of reactive dye inks for printing on to fabrics made from
cellulosic fibres
FABRICS
Heathcoat Fabrics has expanded its Safe-T-Tec range of flame resistant fabrics
Researchers at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University have
developed a decorative illuminating fabric
FINISHES
Devan Chemicals has expanded its R-Vital and Health & Wellness ranges of textile finishes
R-Vital
Health & Wellness
FLAME RETARDANT TREATMENTS
Devan Chemicals has launched a bio-based flame retardant treatment for mattress ticking
MATTRESSES
Brooklyn Bedding has launched a new mattress specifically for plus-size customers
RUGS
The Dutch designer Simone Post has produced a series of prototype rugs for Adidas using
recycled materials obtained from sports shoes
STAIN REPELLENCY TREATMENTS
Schoeller Technologies has developed a stain repellency finishing treatment for textiles which
can not be easily washed
TEXTILES FOR OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS
The Danish textile design company Kvadrat has developed a new durable textile for use in
outdoor applications
List of figures
Figure 1: Rolled fabrics used in The Napper
Figure 2: The Napper
Figure 3: Analar’s PLA-Sustainable Pillow
Figure 4: The Lane-Keeping Bed
Figure 5: Bedding products from the Nile Harvest collection
Figure 6: Pantone Metallic Shimmers
Figure 7: Demonstrator Light Textiles
Figure 8: A prototype rug from the Stripped Down Stripes series
Figure 9: Patio fabric in blue
Figure 10: Patio fabric in yellow

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