DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Towards Sustainable Water-Repellent Solutions in Outdoor Textiles" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.
This report will examine the history of water repellency in outdoor textiles, and the properties of PFCs that deem them suitable for DWR fabrics. It will also analyse the hazardous effects of PFCs, including toxic pollutants, and the factors that cause them. Furthermore, focus will be placed on regulations which address the use of PFCs, and what these regulations could mean for the performance textiles market in future.
Water resistance is a fundamental function of any outdoor or sportswear garment to ensure the body stays dry. But, achieving this requirement has often resulted in the use of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) - often considered harmful due to the by-products they generate. Sportswear brands and performance textiles companies are therefore upping their efforts to replace PFCs with environmentally-friendly alternatives, with some research projects focusing on organic-based non-PFCs and nanotechnology-based methods.
It will also discuss sustainable initiatives developed by environmental organisations, such as Greenpeace, that are supporting the PFC-free movement, and the approaches leading sportswear brands are taking to meet their environmental goals. In addition, the report will discuss consumer trends, stressing the importance of understanding who the target audience is that is interested in sustainable innovations.
Key Topics Covered:
1 Executive summary
3 Water repellency and textiles - learning from nature
4 Evaluating repellency of different surfaces
5 Water repellency in outdoor textiles, history and properties of PFCs
6 Hazardousness of PFCs
8 Initiatives and support for elimination of PFCs
9 Brands Trends
10 Consumers Trends
11 Alternative solutions to hazardous PFCs
- Bluestar Silicones
- Columbia Sportswear
- Freudenberg Group
- Gore-Tex (W.L. Gore)
- Helly Hansen
- Huntsman Textile Effects
- Jack Wolfskin
- Maier Sports
- Nicca Chemical Company
- Rudolf Group
- Schoeller Textil
- The North Face
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