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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 35:
4th quarter 2010

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Fast track: should questions about the safety of PTFE worry the performance apparel industry? (6 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2010 (7 pages)
Nanotechnology in performance apparel: using small-scale materials to create big opportunities (31 pages)
Profile of Schoeller Group: a creative producer of smart and sustainable functional fabrics (17 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2010 (21 pages)

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Fast track: should questions about the safety of PTFE worry the performance apparel industry?

Buy 'Fast track: should questions about the safety of PTFE worry the performance apparel industry?' now 6 pages, published in Issue 35, 4th quarter 2010  
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This report analyses a number of concerns surrounding the use of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is widely employed in the production of water repellent textiles. The report highlights the development and use of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is at the heart of almost all of W L Gore’s proprietary processes. The report also provides profiles of rival products and technologies which are claimed to be environmentally friendly alternatives to PTFE, including Ekolab from Helly Hansen and SympaTex membranes from SympaTex.

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Fast track: should questions about the safety of PTFE worry the performance apparel industry?
  • How safe is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)?
  • ePTFE: at the heart of almost all of the proprietary processes of W L Gore
  • SympaTex: an environmentally friendly rival to Gore-Tex?
  • Helly Hansen promotes the environmental credentials of Ekolab while criticising PTFE
  • W L Gore continues to introduce new products based on ePTFE
  • ePTFE and chemical components used in its production comply with REACH but concerns remain

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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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