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Hungarian brand 878 launches world's first smart sailing apparel

23rd Mar 2021

The Hungarian brand, 878, has entered the global market for premium sailing apparel with its products that are designed and manufactured in Hungary. These original clothing items address the unresolved issues of professional sailing and combine technological and material innovation to increase the performance of leisure sailors and professional...

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Teijin unveils two new carbon fibre intermediate materials

10th Mar 2021

Teijin has introduced two new carbon fibre intermediate materials - Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) - for sports applications. Tenax PW is an advanced aircraft-quality material that helps to maximise power and speed. Tenax BM is highly advanced material suitable for use in satellites. It is ideal for applications requiring...

Freudenberg launches new sustainable products for sports

8th Feb 2021

Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has launched a new product portfolio for the sports and outdoor market. In addition to the well-known products, the company now offers highly elastic and breathable inserts and tapes for all types of sportswear in the Freudenberg Active Range. Most of the products are made of at least 70 per cent recycled...

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SmartTurf makes athletic turf with Microban technology

4th Feb 2021

SmartTurf, a long-time partner of Microban International, has unveiled athletic turf which uses Microban’s antimicrobial technology. The turf is meant for health and sports clubs, along with athletic arenas. The first athletic artificial turf product with built-in antimicrobial protection addresses heightened concerns around cleanliness and safety.

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Hoka One One unveils new shoe for athletes

18th Jan 2021

Hoka One One, a division of Deckers Brands, has designed and introduced Carbon X 2, a lightweight and propulsive shoe for athletes, which is meant to help them break their own records. To mark the new footwear innovation, Hoka is organising Project Carbon X 2 - 100K world record attempts in the US and Japan by several of its athletes - on January 23.

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Selden improves cruising with carbon furling mast

13th Jan 2021

Selden has recently launched new carbon fibre furling masts for cruising, to provide convenient sail-handling for the meticulous and performance-oriented sailor of a larger yacht. The company, headquartered in Sweden, is a manufacturer of masts, in particular furling masts, which is more a standard than an option with a production cruising boat.

TVAAG launches ultra-performance herbal activewear

8th Dec 2020

TVAAG has launched the world’s first collection of 100 per cent ethically sourced and sustainable plant-based activewear naturally dyed with 24 ayurvedic herbs. Founded in P.E.I in 2020, plant-based activewear start-up TVAAG uses a combination of Indian traditional textile manufacturing principles and modern fabric technology in sustainable fashion.

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Altexa and GHS launch HDry brand in North America

11th Sep 2020

Altexa and GHS Holdings have announced the launch of the HDry brand in North America. HDry is the most advanced technology for waterproofing outdoor products through direct (3D) lamination of a waterproof/breathable membrane. Altexa is the market leader in cutting-edge technologies for the production of waterproof and breathable shoes, gloves, and...

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DSM enables protective cycling jersey with Dyneema fabric

27th Aug 2020

Royal DSM, a global science-based company, has announced that Dyneema is driving the performance of Team Sunweb’s protective cycling jerseys in 2020 Tour de France. Along with, Team Sunweb and Craft Sportswear, DSM helped to deliver a jersey that, when combined with protective baselayer, offers cyclists effective abrasion protection at speeds up to...

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