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:
corporate social responsibility (CSR)
environmentally sustainable sports apparel and footwear
membranes for performance apparel
odour resistant apparel
performance fibres and fabrics
snow sports apparel
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.
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
Thermore has expanded its Ecodown Fibers range of insulation products
Argar has developed a range of antiviral fabrics for use in the manufacture of face masks and a number of other products
Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has developed a range of antimicrobial knitted, woven and nonwoven fabrics called Acteev Protect
Murata Manufacturing (Murata) and Teijin Frontier have collaborated in the development of a piezoelectric fabric which has antimicrobial properties
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
Freudenberg Performance Materials has received a Silver level Material Health Certificate which covers a selection of its comfortemp air products
W L Gore & Associates' Gore Fabrics Division has set out a new framework in order to improve the environmental sustainability and social responsibility of its operations
Invista has started construction of a new adiponitrile (ADN) plant in Shanghai, China