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:
corporate social responsibility (CSR)
environmentally sustainable sports apparel and footwear
membranes for performance apparel
odour resistant apparel
performance fibres and fabrics
snow sports apparel
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.
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
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
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
Boardriders will acquire Billabong International Limited
Sympatex Technologies has been acquired by the owners of Otto Group
Aquafil and Genomatica have entered into an agreement to develop environmentally sustainable caprolactam for use in the manufacture of nylon