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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 261: January 2020

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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:
  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has launched a new version of its Tencel Lyocell fibre with Refibra technology
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a new lightweight, soft and tear resistant fabric for use in the manufacture of sportswear and outdoor apparel
  • Nike has launched a collection of yoga garments made from a new fabric called Nike Infinalon
  • Puma and X-Bionic have collaborated in the development of a running apparel collection

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • The performance fibre specialists Dominion Fiber Technologies (DFT), EuroFibers and Lumat Group (Lumat) have merged to form a new company called FibrXL
  • PrimaLoft has developed an insulation manufacturing technique which will help it to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions
  • Nike
  • Myant and Osmotex have entered into a joint venture agreement to commercialise Osmotexs Hydro_Bot membrane
  • A joint venture has been established between Lenzing Group (Lenzing) and Duratex to build a dissolving wood pulp (DWP) plant near São Paulo, Brazil