Issue 38 of Performance Apparel Markets by Textiles Intelligence11 Nov 2011 • by Tanya Rezler
Market Publishers Ltd informs that Issue 38 of Performance Apparel Markets by Textiles Intelligence has now been published and contains the following reports:
The report highlights a number of groundbreaking innovations which were launched at ITMA (International Exhibition of Textile Machinery) in Barcelona, Spain, during September 22-29, 2011. The report is vital for anyone involved in the textile and apparel industry in general, and especially for those with a special interest in suppliers of fibres, yarns, fabrics, finishes and equipment for making performance apparel, fabrics and yarns. The report focuses on the latest developments in environmentally friendly fibres and yarns from Sol y Agave de Arandas and Texplan and special finishes from Clariant and LJ Specialities, as well as equipment for cutting, digital printing, knitting, sewing, and testing from Datacolor, Erbe, Iberlaser, Keilmann Group, Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Measurement Technology Northwest, Ozbilim, Shima Seiki and VAV Technology.
The report provides new information on the latest developments in antibacterial finishes which can be sprayed on to materials, base layer garments for military use, compression garments, cosmetic microencapsulation finishes, flame resistant fabrics, odour elimination technology, and the "the world's fastest drying wetsuit". The report includes news from the following innovative companies and organisations: Advansa, Armadillo Merino, Canterbury of New Zealand, Clariant, HeiQ Materials, Innovative Textiles Inc (ITI), Invista, Lipotec, Maier Sports, Moa Sport, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Sciessent, TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas and the University of Georgia.
The report examines the field of stretch fibres and fabrics, which have been credited with radically changing the way people look and feel in the clothes they wear. Developments in stretch fibres and fabrics have made it possible to produce new types of functional clothing—including compression garments which help to improve an athlete's performance, and workwear which offers greater comfort and freedom of movement. The report provides a wealth of information on various types of stretch fabrics; ways of imparting stretch properties to fabrics; elastane fibres; testing of stretch fabrics; and applications of stretch fabrics. It also provides an overview on the key producers of stretch fibres and yarns, stretch fabrics, and the products and innovations in both sectors.
Italian brand Jersey Lomellina is a successful producer of circular knitted stretch fabrics for a broad range of applications—including underwear, swimwear, sportswear and leisure wear. The fabrics are known for their quality, innovation and style, due in part to the fact that the company's manufacturing facilities have remained in Italy rather than being transferred to cheaper Asian production facilities. The report highlights the company's focus on innovation, quality and testing. It also examines its production process, environmental policy, sales and marketing activities, distribution and logistics operations, and it includes an appendix with a comprehensive list of Jersey Lomellina's products. This report is vital for anyone involved in stretch fabrics, and it serves as an indispensable case study for those who want insight on the development of a thriving business in an innovative field.
The report provides information, analysis and insight on: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; brand development; corporate social responsibility (CSR); events; financial results; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; legal issues; markets; new stores; recycling; and regulations and standards for performance fabrics. Companies, organisations and brands analysed in this report include Adidas, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Asics, Athleta, Beijing Chinamex International Investment, Columbia Sportswear, Converse, DuPont, Fila, Greenpeace, Hyalite Outdoor Group, Jack Wolfskin, Lakeland Industries, Nike, Norwegian Fashion Institute, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Parigi Group, Perry Ellis International, Polartec, Puma, Quiksilver, Royal Ten Cate, Sessions, Shanghai Tristate Enterprises Co, Teko Socks, Timberland, Under Armour, Unifi, VF Corporation, Vibram and Wall Street Uniforms (WSU) International.
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