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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 293: September 2022

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Product Overview   

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:
  • compression garments
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • environmentally sustainable sports apparel and footwear
  • finishing treatments
  • insulation materials
  • membranes for performance apparel
  • mountaineering apparel
  • odour resistant apparel
  • performance fibres and fabrics
  • performance footwear
  • protective apparel
  • snow sports apparel
  • wearable technology
  • workwear

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.

Table of Contents

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS:
  • Microban International (Microban) has developed an antimicrobial additive for cotton
  • Toray Industries (Toray) has developed 100% bio-based adipic acid for use in the manufacture of nylon 6.6 fibres
  • 3M has developed a durable water repellent (DWR) yarn for outdoor apparel and footwear

BUSINESS UPDATE:
  • Speciality chemicals company Archroma will acquire Huntsman Textile Effects
  • Thread manufacturer Coats Group (Coats) has acquired footwear and accessories reinforcement manufacturer Rhenoflex
  • Euratex (European Apparel and Textile Confederation) has called for a cap on gas prices as the European textile and clothing industry buckles under mounting pressures caused by the energy crisis
  • Financial results - 361, ANTA Sports, Li Ning, Unifi and Xtep