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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 26:
3rd Quarter 2008

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Fast track: OutDoor 2008 (6 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 3rd quarter 2008 (12 pages)
Performance apparel markets: developments in military clothing, 3rd quarter 2008 (26 pages)
Profile of TenCate: a supplier of high-tech fabrics for military wear (10 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 3rd quarter 2008 (27 pages)

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Profile of TenCate: a supplier of high-tech fabrics for military wear
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Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) combines textile technology with related chemical processes to produce highly functional specialist materials for a variety of applications and markets. The company, established over 300 years ago, is today a global leader in the supply of protective fabrics for safety wear and military uniforms which are certified to meet rigorous standards of performance.

TenCate is one of the USA’s largest suppliers of fabrics for flame resistant military uniforms. As such, it has been a major beneficiary of the steady increase in US defence spending since the Bush administration came to power in 2001. Indeed, solid demand for fabrics used in military applications accounts largely for strong growth in the company’s sales and earnings in 2007, and in the first nine months of 2008.

Over the years, TenCate has acquired a large number of companies with a view to broadening its operations, gaining access to new technologies and enhancing its position in niche markets. These acquisitions have effectively transformed it from a traditional textile company into a specialist in technical textiles.

TenCate is a technologically oriented company with a strong reputation for innovation. These strengths, its executives believe, will enable it to enhance its global position in high performance textile markets.

In the market for protective fabrics, especially flame resistant fabrics, the company is optimistic about sales growth in the future. As regulations for protective clothing tighten, TenCate expects the demand for flame resistant fabrics to continue to grow strongly over the next five years. As it does so, the company aims to strengthen its share of the market and thereby achieve a solid increase in its sales and earnings.

Table of Contents
Profile of TenCate: a supplier of high-tech fabrics for military wear
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Company development
  • Products
  • Sales and markets
  • Technology and manufacturing
  • Strategies and objectives
  • Financial performance
  • Outlook

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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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