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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 239: March 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
  • Santoni has developed a new version of its Santoni Mec-Mor knitting machine for use in the manufacture of footwear
  • Directa Plus has been granted a US patent for a flame retardant "composition" incorporating graphene which can be used for the treatment of textiles
  • Sanitized has developed a new odour control treatment called Sanitized Odoractiv 10
  • Nike has developed a new sports bra which can adapt the level of support it provides

  • Boardriders will acquire Billabong International Limited
  • Sympatex Technologies has been acquired by the owners of Otto Group
  • Unifi
  • Aquafil and Genomatica have entered into an agreement to develop environmentally sustainable caprolactam for use in the manufacture of nylon