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Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations Q1 2013 - Product Image

Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations Q1 2013

  • ID: 2607816
  • July 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 11 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alvanon
  • Coats
  • Harvard University
  • Kelheim Fibres
  • Marks and Spencer (M&S)
  • MMT Textiles
  • MORE

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: antimicrobial sewing thread; apparel sizing and fit; design tools; fibres for apparel; finishing treatments; and odour-eliminating apparel.

The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations:

- Alvanon
- Coats
- Freudenberg New Technologies
- Harvard University
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Kelheim Fibres
- MMT Textiles
- Marks and Spencer (M&S)
- Odegon Technologies
- Select Research
- University of Exeter
- University of Guelph

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alvanon
  • Coats
  • Harvard University
  • Kelheim Fibres
  • Marks and Spencer (M&S)
  • MMT Textiles
  • MORE

SUMMARY

ANTIMICROBIAL SEWING THREAD
- Coats has developed a new range of antimicrobial sewing threads called Coats Protect

APPAREL SIZING AND FIT
- Alvanon and Select Research have developed a new sizing standard for children's clothing in the UK

DESIGN TOOLS
- Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (POLYU) have developed a new computerised mannequin whose shape can be changed in three dimensions

FIBRES FOR APPAREL
- A team of scientists has developed a new polymer fibre which changes colour when it is stretched
- Kelheim Fibres has developed a viscose fibre which has inherent water repellent properties

MMT Textiles has developed a new bicomponent moisture management fibre called Inotek
- Researchers at the University of Guelph have developed a proprietary spinning process for producing fibres from Hagfish slime

FINISHING TREATMENTS
Freudenberg New Technologies has developed a new range of environmentally friendly fabric finishing treatments

ODOUR-ELIMINATING APPAREL
- Odegon Technologies has developed a fabric tag which eliminates odours caused by perspiration

List of figures
Figure 1: Images showing the structure of the cells in the bastard hogberry
Figure 2: Image showing the new fibre changing colour when it is stretched
Figure 3: A protein thread extracted from Hagfish slime

- Alvanon
- Coats
- Freudenberg New Technologies
- Harvard University
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Kelheim Fibres
- MMT Textiles
- Marks and Spencer (M&S)
- Odegon Technologies
- Select Research
- University of Exeter
- University of Guelph

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