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Nanotechnology in performance apparel: using small-scale materials to create big opportunities

This report analyses the role of nanotechnology in the development of the next generation of performance apparel, and identifies the challenges that may be faced by manufacturers, notably health and environmental concerns about nanotechnology and the lack of international regulations and standards. The report also includes an analysis of key applications and developments in nanotechnology – highlighting specifically the types of nanomaterials available and the types of fabric

24th January 2011

Innovation in Textiles
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Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene

Performance Apparel Markets coverReport summary

This report analyses the role of nanotechnology in the development of the next generation of performance apparel, and identifies the challenges that may be faced by manufacturers, notably health and environmental concerns about nanotechnology and the lack of international regulations and standards.

The report also includes an analysis of key applications and developments in nanotechnology – highlighting specifically the types of nanomaterials available and the types of fabric properties achieved through nanotechnology. The report presents a wealth of other information, including market size data, government funding, and consumer awareness and attitudes towards nanotechnology.

Table of Contents

Nanotechnology in performance apparel: using small-scale materials to create big opportunities

Summary

Introduction

Nanotechnology definitions, characteristics and technology transfer

Types of nanomaterials and their uses in textiles

Fabric properties achievable through nanotechnology

Applications of nanotechnology in performance apparel

Nanotechnology in the dyeing and finishing of performance fabrics

Size of the market for nanotechnology-enabled apparel

Nanotechnology standards and regulations

Health and environmental concerns about nanotechnology

Potential barriers and future drivers of market growth

Outlook

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Textiles Intelligence, Performance Apparel Markets

31 pages, published 4th quarter 2010 

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