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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 304: August 2023

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Performance Apparel Update is an executive briefing, supplied in digital format. Each month, we report on the latest news from the international performance apparel market.
What's in it?

Performance Apparel Update contains independent research, insight and analysis on product innovations and business developments from the international performance apparel market. Topics regularly featured include:

  • acquisitions, divestments and mergers
  • additives
  • circularity
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • digital printing
  • dyes
  • environmental sustainability
  • fabrics
  • fibres
  • financial results
  • footwear
  • investments
  • joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
  • new facilities
  • odour control technology
  • perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
  • recycling
  • trace technology
  • treatments and finishes
  • workwear
  • yarns

It also contains news from brands, companies, and other organisations, such as: adidas, Alchemie Technology, Archroma, Ascend Performance Materials, Asics, Aquafil, bluesign technologies, Carbios, Coats Group, Columbia Sportswear, Directa Plus, Dow, DSM Protective Materials, DuPont, Eastman, Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile Confederation), HeiQ, Higg, Hologenix, Huntsman Textile Effects, Invista, Lenzing, Microban International, NTX, On, Patagonia, Polartec, Polygiene, Pincroft Dyeing and Printing, Puma, Renewcell, Schoeller Textil, Teijin Frontier, The Lycra Company, Toray Industries (Toray), Under Armour, Unifi, VF Corporation, and ZDHC Foundation.

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



  • A consortium in Germany is developing lightweight, comfortable suits which are designed to protect against nuclear, biological and chemical substances (NBC suits)
  • Devan Chemicals has expanded its range of microencapsulated active ingredients for application to fabrics
  • Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed an innovative method for producing functional fibres for smart textile applications


  • Newtex Industries has acquired the Industrial Textile Division of Gentex Corporation
  • Tallayne has purchased the Nufabrx infusion technologies developed by Textile-Based Delivery
  • Spinnova has announced plans to review its existing corporate strategy in order to generate positive cash flows
  • Financial results: 361; ANTA Sports; Li Ning; Under Armour and Xtep