Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations

 Published On: Nov, 2015 |    No of Pages: 16 |  Published By: Textilesintelligence | Format: PDF
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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2015

This report provides information on the latest developments in dyes, dyeing technology and auxiliaries, environmentally friendly water repellent treatments, fabrics for performance apparel, flame resistant jeans, medical textiles, performance fibres, protective workwear, sports apparel and testing equipment. The report includes news from the following innovative individuals, companies and other organisations: the Advanced Scientific Technology and Management Research Institute of Kyoto (ASTEM), the Belgian Textile Research Centre (Centexbel), Boston University, Carhartt, Chemours, DyStar, Eurojersey, the Centre for Graphene Science at the University of Exeter, HeiQ Materials, Huntsman Textile Effects, INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC-MN – the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Microsystems and Nanotechnology), Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Macron, Mascot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mount Vernon FR, Outlast Technologies, Professor Tomohiro Kuroda, Puma, Queen Mary University of London, Teiken Limited, TenCate Protective Fabrics, Tufts University, Universidade de Aveiro (the University of Aveiro), Universidade de Lisboa (the University of Lisbon), Università degli Studi di Trento (University of Trento) and Versaperm.
Table of Contents

SUMMARY
DYES, DYEING TECHNOLOGY AND AUXILIARIES
DyStar: Levafix ECO Black dye
HeiQ Materials: DyeFast auxiliaries designed to improve the polyester exhaust dyeing process
Huntsman Textile Effects: Avitera Black SE dye
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WATER REPELLENT TREATMENTS
Huntsman Textile Effects and Chemours: Zelan R3 durable water repellent finish made from renewably sourced materials
FABRICS FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL
Eurojersey: Sensitive Sculpt Light stretch fabric for shapewear, sportswear and swimwear
TenCate Protective Fabrics: fabric for use in firefighters’ turnout gear
FLAME RESISTANT JEANS
Mount Vernon FR and Carhartt: Flame Resistant (FR) stretch jeans
MEDICAL TEXTILES
ASTEM, Teiken Limited and Professor Tomohiro Kuroda: textile which incorporates electrodes for electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements
PERFORMANCE FIBRES
Researchers in five institutes and universities: synthetic versions of spider silk
Researchers in five institutes and universities: technique for embedding graphene into textile fibres
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories: Dragon Silk recombinant spider silk fibre
Outlast Technologies and Thai Acrylic Fibre: new version of Outlast Acrylic Fibre
PROTECTIVE WORKWEAR
Mascot: Mascot LIGHT workwear
SPORTS APPAREL
Puma: sports apparel and footwear collection incorporating thermoregulating technology
Macron: range of sports underwear TESTING EQUIPMENT
Versaperm: testing apparatus for measuring the permeability of a fabric

List of Figures

Figure 1: Patient wearing textile with ECG electrodes
Figure 2: Garments from the Mascot LIGHT collection
Figure 3: Long sleeved Performance ++ compression tech underwear top

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