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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 241: May 2018

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Performance Apparel Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the performance apparel sector.
What's in it?
"Performance Apparel Update" includes information on developments in the performance apparel sector (sportswear and functional workwear), such as developments in:
  • compression garments
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • environmentally sustainable sports apparel and footwear
  • finishing treatments
  • insulation materials
  • membranes for performance apparel
  • mountaineering apparel
  • odour resistant apparel
  • performance fibres and fabrics
  • performance footwear
  • protective apparel
  • snow sports apparel
  • wearable technology
  • workwear

It also contains news of such companies and brands as Adidas, Asics, Columbia Sportswear, Cone Denim, Cordura, Dickies, Directa Plus, DragonWear, DSM Dyneema, Eurojersey, eVent fabrics, Freudenberg Performance Materials, HanesBrands, HeiQ, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Nike, Patagonia, Perry Ellis International, Polartec, Polygiene, PrimaLoft, Puma, Reebok, Skins, Teijin, TenCate Protective Fabrics, Under Armour, Unifi, Vaude, VF Corporation, and W L Gore.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Performance Apparel Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

Table of Contents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Devan Chemicals has developed a new temperature regulating finish for sports apparel called Moov&Cool
  • PrimaLoft has developed new insulation materials made entirely from recycled post-consumer waste
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a new functional fabric for sports outerwear as part of its Deltapeak range
  • W L Gore & Associates (Gore) has developed a new footwear technology called Gore-Tex 3D fit footwear

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) has entered into an agreement to acquire Helly Hansen
  • Royal DSM (DSM) is expanding its capacity for producing Dyneema ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre and Dyneema UD composite unidirectional laminate
  • Adidas
  • Perry Ellis International
  • Under Armour
  • VF Corporation
  • Aquafil and Genomatica have collaborated to form an initiative called Project EFFECTIVE in order to encourage the production of more environmentally sustainable fibres and plastics
  • Directa Plus and Arvind Limited (Arvind) have entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement relating to the development of performance denim fabrics