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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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Fast track: focus on insect repellent and heated garments at OutDoor 2012

published in Issue 42, 3rd Quarter 2012  

Outdoor clothing has to meet a wide and sometimes contradictory range of requirements. As a consequence, much use is made of layers of differing fabrics and membranes to provide separate functions -- such as moisture management, antimicrobial properties and ultraviolet (UV) protection -- within a single garment. Increasingly, however, topical fibres and/or coatings are being used to provide specific functions. At the 2012 edition of OutDoor, the leading show for the outdoor clothing and footwear industries, there was a marked increase in the number of garments offering two specific functions, namely protection against insects and heating. A number of companies are developing innovative products to meet these functions. Among the new developments featured in this report are: LifeNet mosquito nets from Bayer CropScience; No Fly Zone from Burlington; Insect Blocker from Columbia Sportswear; NosiLife from Craghoppers; Novonic Heat from W.Zimmerman; and Omni-Heat from Columbia Sportswear.

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