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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 47:
4th Quarter 2013

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Fast track: trends in performance apparel at ISPO Munich 2014
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2013 (9 pages)
Antimicrobial fibres, fabrics and apparel: innovative weapons against infection (33 pages)
Profile of Lac-Mac: an innovative supplier of reusable protective textile products (12 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2013 (24 pages)

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Profile of Lac-Mac: an innovative supplier of reusable protective textile products
12 pages, published in Issue 47, 4th Quarter 2013  


Lac-Mac specialises in the manufacture and supply of reusable textile products which are designed to provide protection in health care environments and in industries where workers are exposed to hazardous materials or inclement weather conditions. The company's garments are manufactured from high-tech barrier fabrics which meet rigorous performance standards laid down by leading standards organisations. In addition, they are characterised by a high degree of quality and innovation -- for which the company has earned a strong reputation in the health care sector. All of Lac-Mac's products are made to order at its facility in Canada and the majority are sold directly to customers by the company's sales team. Lac-Mac has established a firm position in a niche market in which it has over 90 years of experience, and it hopes to leverage this experience to become the leading supplier of reusable medical clothing in North America. The report highlights the company's development, products, product manufacture and sale and corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, as well as providing an outlook for the future.

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Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides an overview of the sector for performance apparel and corporatewear. It provides market data and analysis of new and established markets for performance fibres, fabrics and clothing, and is essential reading for executives who are working in (or supplying) this fast growing sector. It is also an invaluable one-stop-shop where people who are not involved in the industry on a day-to-day basis can find an authoritative source of relevant information which helps them to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues facing the companies in this sector.
Reports in Performance Apparel Markets include:
 reports on major developments in the global performance apparel market, focusing on new products and technologies, innovative fibres and key players;
 detailed, independently-researched reports on one of the following topics: antimicrobial fibres and fabrics, anti-static technology, flame resistant fibres and fabrics, high strength fibres and fabrics, high visibility apparel, microencapsulation, moisture management fabrics, performance swimwear, seamless knitting and stitch-free seaming technologies, smart and interactive textiles, stain protective apparel, stretch fibres and fabrics, surfwear and surf-inspired clothing, temperature regulation, UV protective fibres and fabrics, and waterproof breathable fabrics;
 company profiles, outlining the business, product, market and manufacturing strategies employed by key players in the performance apparel industry; and
 business news and developments affecting global performance apparel markets, majoring on innovations, mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and financial performances.
Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the international textile and clothing industry – and market growth is being fuelled by the emergence of new fibres, new fabrics and innovative process technologies. The market is also being boosted by changes in consumer lifestyles. People are living longer and spending more time on leisure activities. New high-tech fabrics are being developed for a wide range of active sports such as aerobics, athletics, ballooning, cycling, hiking, mountaineering, parachuting, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, and windsurfing.
Exciting innovations are emerging in smart textiles and nanotechnology – and the sector’s growth prospects are helped by the trend in increasing demand for performance features in mainstream fashion.
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