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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 42:
3rd Quarter 2012

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Fast track: focus on insect repellent and heated garments at OutDoor 2012
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 3rd quarter 2012 (13 pages)
Chemical protective clothing: providing a life-critical barrier (25 pages)
Profile of Lakeland Industries: an innovator in chemical protective clothing (14 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 3rd quarter 2012 (29 pages)

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Chemical protective clothing: providing a life-critical barrier
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The threats posed by chemicals and other hazardous substances are greater than ever. The need for personal protection has been clearly demonstrated over the past two decades by the large number of incidents involving the spread of contaminants, chemical industrial disasters and terrorist attacks. In response to such need, great strides have been made in the provision of personal protection and in preparing for future incidents. The demand for chemical protective clothing looks set to remain robust. Factors which will fuel growth include the adoption of occupational safety regulations in the developing world, improvements in protective fabrics and the emergence of new threats. Growth will also be fuelled by outbreaks of diseases, persistent terrorist activity and an increase in the amount of chemicals being manufactured, transported and handled. This report provides a wealth of information on chemical protective clothing, including the different types of clothing and ensembles, materials used to produce them, their applications and key performance features. It also provides an overview of demand for chemical protective clothing, chemicals and their hazards, and standards for chemical protective clothing. Furthermore, the report presents examples of product innovations in the chemical protective clothing market and provides 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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