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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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Nanotechnology in performance apparel: using small-scale materials to create big opportunities

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This report analyses the role of nanotechnology in the development of the next generation of performance apparel, and identifies the challenges that may be faced by manufacturers, notably health and environmental concerns about nanotechnology and the lack of international regulations and standards. The report also includes an analysis of key applications and developments in nanotechnology highlighting specifically the types of nanomaterials available and the types of fabric properties achieved through nanotechnology. The report presents a wealth of other information, including market size data, government funding, and consumer awareness and attitudes towards nanotechnology.

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Nanotechnology in performance apparel: using small-scale materials to create big opportunities
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Nanotechnology definitions, characteristics and technology transfer
  • Types of nanomaterials and their uses in textiles
  • Fabric properties achievable through nanotechnology
  • Applications of nanotechnology in performance apparel
  • Nanotechnology in the dyeing and finishing of performance fabrics
  • Size of the market for nanotechnology-enabled apparel
  • Nanotechnology standards and regulations
  • Health and environmental concerns about nanotechnology
  • Potential barriers and future drivers of market growth
  • Outlook

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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.
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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.

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