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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 245: September 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:
  • Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new diffusion accelerant, called Univadine E3-3D, for use in the dyeing of polyester fabrics
  • Snow Peak and Teijin Limited have collaborated in the development of a new fabric for use in the manufacture of outdoor apparel
  • Simplicity Works, Huntsman Polyurethanes and DESMA have developed a new method for producing footwear
  • Sympatex Technologies has developed a new footwear manufacturing technology, called Utmospheric, which helps to improve the comfort of outdoor footwear

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Invista will increase its capacity for producing nylon 6.6 polymer
  • Cifra has patented its Warp Knit Seamless (WKS) production technique on an international level
  • Nike
  • Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL) and Loop Industries have announced the establishment of a joint venture which will hold the exclusive worldwide licence for Loop Industries' technology for upcycling PET
  • Myant has entered into a strategic collaboration with Mayo Clinic in order to develop smart clothing which can facilitate remote health monitoring