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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 241: May 2018

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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 in:
  • Devan Chemicals has developed a treatment which helps to keep textiles free from allergens shed by cats and dogs
  • Toray Industries has developed a fibre adsorbent for use in the purification of blood
  • Avgol has developed a new process called Waveform 3D for the modification of nonwoven fabrics
  • Heathcoat Fabrics has developed a new aramid fabric for military applications

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • R2G, the owner of Pegas, is to acquire First Quality Enterprises' nonwovens businesses in China and the USA
  • EconCore has installed a pilot line for producing extruded thermoplastic honeycomb cores
  • DuPont is to invest US$400 mn in the production of high density polyethylene spunbonded nonwovens
  • FiberVisions is to invest in polyolefin bicomponent capacity
  • Norafin Americas has opened a new hydroentanglement line in the USA
  • Teijin has begun construction of a carbon fibre production facility in the USA
  • Hexcel has established a materials testing partnership in China