PERFORMANCE FORUM FABRICS

Get an overview of the upcoming trends and innovations presented in the curated Jury Selection: Baselayer, Midlayer, Softshell, 2.5 & 3Layer, 2Layer, Lightweight & Downproof, Shirt, Pants & Tights, Lifestyle and Safety & Durability... and the insights deliverd by the Best of US-Forum and seasonal Focus Topic.

FOCUS TOPIC - April 2020

These products are specially chosen by the PERFORMANCE FORUM JURY. The category is dedicated each event to a changing FOCUS TOPIC. The JURY consists of experts from fabric technology, sports design, independent experts from universities, textile consulting managers and purchasing departments from different brands.

Pontetorto

Chia Her

Hyperbola

BYR (Solucell)

Everest

Schoeller Textil

Bloomati

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Omniteksas

Joaps

Long Advance

Fone-Tai

Sidonios

Chichampe

Hemp Fortex

Long Advance

Südwolle Group

Li Peng

Hemp Fortex

Sofileta

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Long Advance

Stotz

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Baselayer - April 2020

Baselayer includes all fabrics which are suitable to be worn directly on the skin – mostly knits. They have good moisture transport, cooling or warming effects, and can have finishings like UV-protection, anti odor or quick dry. They are for use in sports underwear, base- or single-layer.

Tiong Liong

Schoeller Textil

Global Merino

Brugnoli

Cifra

Designer Textiles

Südwolle Group

Thygesen & Birk

Labtex

Sidonios

Utenos

A. Sampaio

Eclat

NILIT

Erictex

Labtex

Rih Jan

Designer Textiles

Schoeller GmbH & Co

Toray

Premiere Fashion

Memteks

Trere' Innovation

NILIT

Midlayer - April 2020

These textiles are intended for use between the outer- and base layers. They are used for warmth retention and include mainly fleece, spacer or other knitted fabrics. They can be brushed or bonded, but cannot be coated or laminated.

Jiangsu Shenli

N-Stars Fashion

Hung's Fortune

Eusebio

Texet

Omniteksas

Pontetorto

Polartec

BYR (Solucell)

Designer Textiles

Li Peng

Hung's Fortune

Tessile Fiorentina

MTT

A. Sampaio

Polartec

BYR (Solucell)

Pontetorto

Irabbit

Thygesen & Birk

PrimaLoft

Pontetorto

Joaps

Bloomati

Softshell - April 2020

These fabrics are worn as outer- or mid-layer as a softshells for example. They can be elastic and are mostly bonded knits or sometimes bonded woven. Windproof or wind-permeable, water repellent and sometimes even waterproof, the fabrics are mostly used for jackets or pants.

United Berry

Schoeller GmbH & Co

JRC

Retex

Windtex Vagotex

Elkotb Textiles

Retex

Textilagentur Thomas Geiger

Hyperbola

Everest

MTT

Derun

Fieratex

Chichampe

Sofileta

Sunny Special

Schoeller Textil

ECOSENSOR by AsahiKASEI

M.i.t.i.

WidePlus

BenQ

Textilagentur Thomas Geiger

Hyperbola

JRC

2.5 & 3Layer - April 2020

This category shows fabrics used for the outer layer of the functional garment system. 2.5layer are fabrics consisting of an outer fabric plus a lamination or coating plus a print or flock. 3layer fabrics are constructions of a lamination/coating between two fabrics. Both 2.5- and 3layers are tapeable, waterproof, and breathable. These highly functional fabrics are used for jackets or pants.

Singtex

Taiwan Functional Textiles

Seojin

e.dye

Solis

Dry-tex

P&E Textile

Windtex Vagotex

Hwa Fune

Retex

Retex

A. Sampaio

Seojin

Seojin

Seojin

Flying Tex

Seojin

Teijin Frontier

Trueway

Trueway

2Layer - April 2020

The 2layer fabrics are used for the outer layer of the functional garment system. They are woven and either laminated or coated. They can be elastic and must be breathable and waterproof for use in jackets and pants. The term “lightweight” applies if the construction is under 100g/sqm.

Hwa Fune

Long Advance

Long Advance

Flying Textile

Solis

Ho Yu

Ho Yu

Solis

Flying Textile

Ho Yu

Windtex Vagotex

Sympatex

Taiwan Functional Textiles

Silkytex

Itttai

Eurojersey

Unitika

Sympatex

Li Peng

Texet

Bristex

Dry-tex

J&B

Long Advance

Lightweight & Downproof - April 2020

LIGHTWEIGHT fabrics are for highly aerobic activities. They are windproof, single layer fabrics, with or without a coating and lighter than 100g/sqm.

DOWNPROOF fabrics are for use with padding or down and for very low denier fibers. They are downproof by construction or ultralight coatings. It can't be said that a fabric is downproof for all kind of downs. The chosen fabric and wished down filling need to be tested to guarantee that this particular combination is downproof.

ASF

Green Threads

Premiere Fashion

Green Threads

Green Threads

Flying Textile

Achievetex

Erictex

Unitika

Green Threads

Huayue

Hoba Textile

Bristex

Synnix

ALIC

Carol

Achievetex

e.dye

Texet

Bristex

Silkytex

Green Threads

ECOSENSOR by AsahiKASEI

Kunshan Sanchuan

Shirt, Pants & Tights - April 2020

This category can be used as the second or base layer. Mostly woven they can either be of a light or heavy quality. The textiles can be elastic but also have to have functional properties such as quick dry, water repellant or breathable. They are used in sport shirts, pants and tights for outdoor, hiking, climbing, biking, ski touring, fitness, and yoga.

Maxland

WidePlus

Everest

Chia Her

IBQ

Brugnoli

Liou Long Tai

Chia Her

IBQ

Chia Her

Flying Tex

Hung's Fortune

Fone-Tai

Shinkong

Willy Schmitz / Becker Tuche

Kunshan Sanchuan

IBQ

Everest

Carvico

Sofileta

Sofileta

Alto Milanese

ISKO™

Sofileta

Lifestyle - April 2020

This category combines the requirements of sports with a fashionable casual look. Natural fibers, excellent feel and optimal comfort are characteristic of its fabrics, which are equally ideally suited for biking to the office, workout or yoga session or for completing the business outfit. Anti odor, quick dry and stretch figure prominently in the functional description.

J&B

Eusebio

Zeynar

Merryson

JRC

Merryson

Zeynar

AGT

Zeynar

United Berry

Willy Schmitz / Becker Tuche

Klingler

Liou Long Tai

Tessile Fiorentina

Wa. Cloth Hybrid

N-Stars Fashion

Kolon

Kingwhale

Concordia

Duksung Inco

Liou Long Tai

MTT

Liou Long Tai

Kolon

Safety & Durability - April 2020

These fabrics are well-suited for garments exposed to harsh/extreme conditions. Possible functionalities are: Flame retardant, cut resistant, reflextive/high visibile, quick dry, UV cut +50, anti static, no pilling, no snagging, and anti odor etc. They are ideal for professional wear for firemen, police, medical staff, lumberjacks and construction workers and highly demaning outdoor sports.

IBQ

Willy Schmitz / Becker Tuche

Fulltide

Evertex

Textilagentur Thomas Geiger

J&B

IBQ

AGT

Ho Yu

Itttai

Fulltide

EuroFabrics

Taiwan Functional Textiles

Bristex

Fulltide

FOV

Climashield - Green Side Fabrics

Merryson

Climashield - Green Side Fabrics

e.dye

Taiwan Functional Textiles

Tiba Tricot

Climashield - Green Side Fabrics

e.dye

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