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Product Developments and Innovations in Textiles and Apparel, 2019

  • ID: 4858656
  • Report
  • November 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 26 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Acabada
  • Archroma
  • Cifra
  • Kelheim Fibres
  • Petratex
  • Speedo
  • MORE

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global textile and apparel industry, including those relating to customisation, dyes, fabrics, fabric technologies, fibres and yarns, headwear, insulating materials, outerwear, protective fabrics and apparel, sewing threads, sportswear, swimwear, and wearable technology.

The report includes news from the following innovative brands, companies and other organisations: Acabada, Adidas, Amann Group, Archroma, BUFF, Carrington Textiles, Cifra, Coats, HeiQ, Kelheim Fibres, Levi Strauss & Co, Outlast Technologies, Petratex, PrimaLoft, ProGARM, RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Speedo, Teijin Frontier, The Lycra Company and Toray Industries (Toray).

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Acabada
  • Archroma
  • Cifra
  • Kelheim Fibres
  • Petratex
  • Speedo
  • MORE

1. SUMMARY

2. CUSTOMISATION
Levi Strauss & Co has launched an online customisation tool

3. DYES
Archroma has developed a new range of disperse dyes for use in the coloration of fabrics for activewear and sportswear

4. FABRICS
Teijin Frontier has developed a polyester performance fabric which has a cotton-like texture and handle
Teijin Frontier has developed a polyester fabric which mimics silk
Toray Industries has developed a waterproof nylon fabric which has excellent resistance to abrasion

5. FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES
The Lycra Company has launched a new technology called Lycra FitSense on a global scale

6. FIBRES AND YARNS

  • Kelheim Fibres has developed a traceable viscose fibre
  • Outlast Technologies has developed a new polyamide filament yarn which incorporates phase-change materials (PCMs)

7. HEADWEAR

  • HeiQ and BUFF have collaborated in the development of a range of performance headwear products which provide protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays and have temperature regulating properties

8. INSULATING MATERIALS

  • PrimaLoft has developed a new range of insulating materials called PrimaLoft NEXT

9. OUTERWEAR

  • Adidas has developed a new range of outdoor jackets which are designed to be worn in urban environments
  • Cifra and Petratex will collaborate in the development of high-end and luxury outerwear products made using Cifra’s Warp Knit Seamless (WKS) production technique

10. PROTECTIVE FABRICS AND APPAREL

  • Carrington Textiles has developed three new fabrics which are designed to improve the comfort of workwear
  • Coats has developed a new flame-resistant and heat resistant fabric called FlamePro Splash Protect
  • ProGARM has developed a range of socks which provide protection from electric arc flashes

11. SEWING THREADS

  • Amann Group has expanded its range of conductive threads for smart textile products

12. SPORTSWEAR

  • Acabada has developed a range of sportswear garments which are infused with cannabidiol (CBD) to help aid recovery after exercise

13. SWIMWEAR

  • Speedo and HeiQ have collaborated in the development of Speedo Fastskin swimwear for competitive racing

14. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

  • Researchers at RMIT University have developed a method for producing waterproof, washable and stretchable supercapacitors for smart textile applications

List of figures
Figure 1: Side view of processed yarn
Figure 2: Polyester fabric which mimics silk developed by Teijin Frontier
Figure 3: Grooves in cross-section of nylon yarn made using Nanodesign spinning technology
Figure 4: Example of BUFF CoolNet UV+ tubular headwear
Figure 5: PrimaLoft NEXT Evolve Series
Figure 6: Schöffel Oslo Jacket
Figure 7: Myshelter Rain Jacket
Figure 8: Embroidered shoe insoles by Amann Group
Figure 9: CBD infused sportswear
Figure 10: Fastskin LZR Intent Jammer
Figure 11: Nylon fabric coated with graphene oxide

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  • Acabada
  • Adidas
  • Amann Group
  • Archroma
  • BUFF
  • Carrington Textiles
  • Cifra
  • Coats
  • HeiQ
  • Kelheim Fibres
  • Levi Strauss & Co
  • Outlast Technologies
  • Petratex
  • PrimaLoft
  • ProGARM
  • RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
  • Speedo
  • Teijin Frontier
  • The Lycra Company
  • Toray Industries (Toray)
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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