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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, July 2023
published in Issue 77, July 2023
This report provides information on the latest developments in fabrics, fibres, fibre fragmentation, finishing processes, insulation, interlinings, motorcycle clothing, swimwear and workwear. Furthermore, it includes news from the following innovative brands and other organisations: Airbag Inside Sweden, Bananatex, Carrington Textiles, DuPont, Engelbert Strauss (Strauss), Freudenberg Performance Materials, Helite, Noble Biomaterials, Polartec, PrimaLoft, SRTX, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst).
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Carrington Textiles has developed a stretch ripstop fabric called Spartan HT Flex Lite for use in military applications
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a fabric which is said to perform in the same way as a polar bear's fur coat
A flexible, lightweight aramid fibre for use in the production of soft armour has been launched by DuPont
Polartec has developed a new fabric technology which reduces fibre fragment shedding during laundering
Noble Biomaterials has developed a finishing process called Ionic+ Prism which employs a waterless dyeing technique
PrimaLoft has developed a high performance insulation material which is made using recycled waste plastic recovered from coastlines
Freudenberg Performance Materials has developed a nonwoven interlining made using 100% recycled thermoplastic elastomer
Airbag Inside Sweden and Helite have collaborated in the development of motorcycle jeans which incorporate an airbag
SRTX has developed a swimsuit called Watertex which is made from a non-absorbent fabric that can be dried using just a towel
Engelbert Strauss and Bananatex have collaborated in the development of work trousers which are 100% biodegradable
Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides intelligence, expert analysis and insight on the performance apparel industry.
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.
What's in Performance Apparel Markets?
Each issue provides an authoritative source of information on key industry topics, including: antimicrobial textiles; biomaterials; biomimicry; chemical protective clothing; circularity; compression and shapewear; cosmetotextiles; environmental sustainability; finishes; flame resistant clothing; footwear; graphene; insect repellent apparel; insulation materials; medical protective clothing; military clothing and equipment; moisture management; mono materials; outdoor apparel; personal protective equipment (PPE); smart textiles; sportswear; thermoregulation; waterproof breathable textiles; wearable technology; and workwear.
A single issue of Performance Apparel Markets includes:
an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert a round-up of the latest product innovations a main feature on a new or established marketinsight and analysis of a key market leader or fast-growing start-up a round-up of the latest business developments
An annual subscription to Performance Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global performance apparel industry. Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication. Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Performance Apparel Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.
Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Performance Apparel Markets is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.
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