Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2nd Quarter 2011

Date: August 22, 2011
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Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2nd Quarter 2011
This report provides new information on the latest developments in protective clothing, sports apparel, temperature regulating apparel and workwear. It also highlights a number of new fibres, yarns, fabrics, dyes and treatments which have been developed for performance apparel. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and organisations: Advansa, APT Fabrics, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Bayer MaterialScience, Bezema, Big Bill, BigSky Technologies, Cornell University, Dastex, Huntsman Textile Effects, Invista, Jockey International, Kingwhale, Kiplay, LincSpun Yarns, Luxilon Industries, Mekkey, Mico Sport, Name Droppers Manufacturing, Nano-Tex, Nilit, Outlast Technologies, Performance Sports Brands, Polartec, Protex International, RadiciSpandex, RMIT University, Schoeller Technologies, Teijin Fibers and Toray Textiles Europe.
SUMMARY

DYEING

Huntsman Textile Effects has added three new fluorescent dyes to its Terasil FF disperse dye range

DYEING TECHNOLOGY

Kingwhale has developed a new technology for dyeing polyester fabrics

FABRICS FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL

APT Fabrics has developed the “world’s first thermoregulating, waterproof, breathable and windproof fleece” fabric
Australian researchers are developing materials made from a blend of wool and Kevlar for ballistic applications
Polartec has developed a waterproof breathable fabric called Polartec NeoShell
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a fabric which can selectively trap gases
Teijin fibers has developed a new stain resistant polyester fabric which can absorb water and repel oil
Toray Textiles Europe has developed a new range of protective fabrics

FABRIC TREATMENTS

Bayer MaterialScience has developed a polyurethane dispersion called Impranil XP 2772 which can be used as a coating in the manufacture of protective gloves
BigSky Technologies has been issued the first in a series of patents for a biomimicry fabric finish
Nano-Tex has developed a new form of water repellent technology called Aquapel
Protex International has introduced a new softening agent called Rexamine CP 9194 AL
Schoeller Technologies and Bezema have developed a new version of coldblack which is suitable for industrial laundering
Schoeller Technologies has developed a new method of applying its energear technology

FIBRES AND YARNS FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL

LincSpun Yarns and Nilit have developed a new yarn called Trinomax AQ
Luxilon Industries has developed a cooling monofilament yarn called Luxicool
RadiciSpandex is developing an eco-friendly elastane fibre using biopolymer

PROTECTIVE APPAREL

Big Bill will introduce a new range of garments which incorporate Polartec’s Flame Resistant (FR) technology
Daastex has developed base layer cleanroom garments using Advansa's Coolmax fresh fabric

SPORTS APPAREL

Mico Sport has introduced a new range of trekking socks which incorporate Thermo°Cool fibres
Performance Sports Brands has developed a new line of golf apparel using IonX smart fabric

TEMPERATURE REGULATING APPAREL

Jockey International has introduced a new line of temperature regulating undergarments

WORKWEAR

Kiplay has developed workwear garments which incorporate Cordura brand fabric
Mekkey has introduced a new range of T-shirts for the Dutch Fire Service which incorporate
Thermo°Cool fibres

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Polartec NeoShell fabric
Figure 2: Coolmax fabric
Figure 3: Gilet and trousers from Kiplay’s Techniforce range
Figure 4: Three-quarter length trousers from Kiplay’s Techniprotect range
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