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Performance apparel markets: product developments

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This report provides information on the latest developments in: environmentally friendly materials; fabrics for performance apparel; fabrics for protective clothing; fabric treatments; fibres and yarns for performance apparel; finishing treatments; sportswear; water repellent down filling; and wearable technology. The report also includes news from the following innovative companies and organisations: AeonClad Coatings, Alexium International, Beal Manufacturing, Clearbridge VitalSigns, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hologenix, Kelheim Fibres, Kjus, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Maxim Integrated Products, Mount Vernon Mills, New York College of Health Professions, Orbital Research, Patagonia, Pharr Yarns, Polartec, PurThread Technologies, Schoeller Textil, WL Gore and Yulex Corporation. http://www.bharatbook.com/apparel-clothing-market-research-reports/performance-apparel-markets-product-developments-and-innovations-4th-quarter-2012.html

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SUMMARY
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIALS
Patagonia and Yulex have developed a wetsuit made mostly from a renewable biorubber
FABRICS FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL
Polartec has developed a new fabric called Polartec Alpha
WL Gore has developed a new laminate fabric for outerwear which increases breathability by
up to 28%
FABRICS FOR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are developing a new
material made from carbon nanotubes (CNTs) which can repel chemical and biological agents
FABRIC TREATMENTS
Mount Vernon Mills has developed a new softening treatment for its flame resistant (FR)
fabrics
Schoeller Textil has developed a new finishing treatment for fabrics called solar+
FIBRES AND YARNS FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL
Kelheim Fibres has developed a new viscose speciality fibre called Umberto
Purthread Technologies has developed a new range of high performance fibres and yarns
called Sabiya
FINISHING TREATMENTS
Alexium International has developed its flame retardant (FR) chemistry for nylon so that it
can be applied using traditional heat curing methods
SPORTSWEAR
Dick’s Sporting Goods has launched a new range of sportswear which incorporates
Hologenix’s Celliant technology to increase oxygenation in body tissue
New York College of Health Professions has developed a range of functional acupressure
garments called MyChi
WATER REPELLENT DOWN FILLING
Patagonia has developed a water repellent down filling using its new Encapsil technology
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
Clearbridge Vitalsigns, Maxim Integrated Products and Orbital Research have jointly
developed a new T-shirt which monitors vital signs of the wearer

List of Figures

Figure 1: Image showing Polartec Alpha being used as an insulation layer
Figure 2: Comparison of a previous Gore-Tex Pro laminate and the new Gore-Tex Prolaminate
Figure 3: A jacket finished with solar+
Figure 4: An image showing cross-sections of Umberto fibres
Figure 5: Image showing the Fit T-shirt and a list of integrated components

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