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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 75:
December 2022

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Fast track: "Greenhushing"--why are some apparel brands under-reporting or hiding their sustainability credentials? (14 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, December 2022 (24 pages)
Military clothing and equipment: escalating global tensions spur investment (51 pages)
Profile of Carinthia: a leader in insulation materials for extreme cold weather conditions (17 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, December 2022 (16 pages)

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Military clothing and equipment: escalating global tensions spur investment

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Military clothing and equipment play an important role in ensuring the effective protection of personnel, especially during combat--and such protection is increasingly critical in modern warfare. In particular, demand for military clothing and equipment which are more sophisticated and demonstrate levels of performance not witnessed before is accelerating as advanced technologies and weaponry emerge. As a result, developments in military clothing and equipment are being made today at a pace which is faster than at any time in history. New technologies which harness nanomaterials and metamaterials are being developed in order to meet demand for sophisticated camouflage which provides surveillance protection from advanced thermal imaging systems, and research into the development of wearable technologies which can optimise the performance of personnel during combat is being accelerated. Looking ahead, it has been forecast that escalating political tensions worldwide and the expansion and modernisation of military forces in several countries will spur growth of the global defence budget to 2028, and significant investment will be channelled into the research and development of next-generation military clothing and equipment, notably military personal protective equipment (PPE), body armour and wearable medical devices. However, significant challenges will be presented by scaling the manufacture of new and complex products--not least because of the high costs of doing so. Furthermore, there are disparities between the desired performance of such products and their availability on the front line because of budgetary and technological constraints and these disparities will prove considerable.

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  • Global military expenditure
  • Market for military clothing
  • Market for military personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Antimicrobial protection
    • Chitosan
    • Copper
    • Graphene
    • Silver
  • Ballistic protection
    • Soft body armour components
    • Hard body armour components
    • Carbon fibre
    • Ceramic fibre
    • Glass fibre
    • Para-aramid fibre
    • Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre
    • Natural fibre
  • Camouflage
  • Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protection
  • Comfort
    • Breathability
    • Moisture management
    • Temperature regulation
    • Weight
  • Flame resistance
    • Meta-aramid fibre
    • Polybenzimidazole (PBI) fibre
    • Polybenzoxazole (PBO) fibre
  • Insect repellency
  • Health monitoring

  • Cratus Wave lightweight ballistic plate developed by TenCate Advanced Armor for use in combination with modular body armour systems
  • Duracam camouflage print process developed by Pincroft Dyeing and Printing
  • Modular soldier protection system developed by Source Tactical Gear
  • Prototype jacket which can provide thermal camouflage developed by the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and Vollebak
  • Spectra Shield 6166 developed by Honeywell for hard body armour
  • Spray process for applying finishes incorporating permethrin developed by Pincroft Dyeing and Printing
  • Tactical modular armour system developed by Paraclete
  • Zenturio ballistic helmet developed by ULBRICHTS Protection

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Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing markets in the global textile and clothing industry--and market growth is being fuelled by an emergence of new fibres, fabrics and innovative materials. The market's growth prospects are also being spurred by increasing demand for performance properties in mainstream fashion.
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