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Japan’s Fujitsu & Teijin to use recycled carbon fibre in bicycles

20th Jan 2023

Japan’s Fujitsu and Teijin have announced the launch of a project running from January to March 2023 to enhance the environmental value of recycled resources in the production of bicycle frames with V Frames, a German manufacturer of carbon fibre reinforced plastic bicycle frames, and E Bike Advanced Technologies, a German manufacturer of bicycles.

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Canada’s Kapsul Tech unveils shirt with protective collar for athletes

19th Dec 2022

Canada-based protective athletic gear manufacturer Kapsul Tech has introduced the Kapsul Atlas, a lightweight and flexible shirt with a protective collar designed to support athletes’ necks without compromising their performance. Kapsul Atlas fills the gap in protective gear between the torso and head with technology built on research into neck...

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Germany’s Puma launches RE:Collection line of recycled sports products

16th Sep 2022

German sports company, Puma, has launched RE:Collection, a line of products for sportstyle, running, training, and motorsport, which are made with recycled cotton and polyester. Depending on the style, the pieces of RE:Collection contain between 20 per cent and 100 per cent recycled materials, creating a look of perfect imperfection in neutral colours.

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CHT USA expands focus on performance textiles in the American market

20th Aug 2022

CHT USA has introduced a new approach for brands and retailers to incorporate high performance properties into performance apparel and outerwear designs. The new designs also meet the sustainability goals for today’s eco-conscious consumers. CHT provides a full suite of innovation effects that can be engineered to create unique performance textiles.

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Germany’s Puma signs Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah

17th Jul 2022

Germany’s Puma has signed five-time Olympic champion and fastest woman alive, Elaine Thompson-Herah. The 30-year-old Jamaican will further boost the company’s impressive roster of track and field athletes ahead of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Puma is a leading sports brand for footwear, apparel, and accessories.

Germany’s Saertex enters into partnership with Terre de Lin

20th Apr 2022

Saertex and Terre de Lin have launched a collaboration for non-crimp fabrics with flax fibres for the marine and sports and leisure segments. The partnership of the two companies aims to combine Saertex´s expertise in reinforcement materials with the large capacity of one of the world´s biggest suppliers of sustainable flax fibres, Terre de Lin.

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France’s Sicomin & Decathlon supply GreenPoxy 33 resin for wakeboards

21st Mar 2022

France’s Sicomin has announced its new collaboration with sports equipment giant Decathlon. Sicomin will supply its GreenPoxy 33 resin to produce Decathlon’s new JIB and Block wakeboards that will be manufactured at Meditec, the specialist composite board manufacturer based in Tunisia. Sicomin is a formulator and manufacturer of advanced epoxy systems.

UK’s Hypetex Kromaskin hockey stick is 2022 JEC award finalist

11th Feb 2022

Hypetex, the market leaders in colouring carbon fibre materials based in the UK, has announced that its Hypetex Kromaskin field hockey stick for Adidas has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 JEC Innovation Awards. Hypetex coloured advance materials are produced to meet the highest quality and technical standards required for many applications.

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Germany’s Willy Bogner celebrates 90 years of manufacturing

1st Feb 2022

Germany’s Willy Bogner is celebrating its 90th anniversary and is planning numerous jubilee activities in honour of the occasion. Founded in 1932 as a small ski store by Willy Bogner senior, the company became a leader in the fashion and sports industry under the leadership of the next generation, Willy Bogner junior. Bogner is a lifestyle company.

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