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Custom Contract Manufacturing for Athletic Gear

Add value to your product with a custom manufacturing process.

Prioritizing both product quality and cost-efficiency, our team utilizes cutting-edge manufacturing equipment to bring your athletic manufacturing projects to life.

When it comes to protective equipment, ensuring that the products we manufacture offer optimum comfort, support, and protection is essential. Our team uses the highest quality foam and plastic to provide the level of comfort and protection you need.

In addition to offering the knowledge and precision you rely on for most products, we also pride ourselves on providing custom solutions to add value to your product.

Commonly Manufactured Athletic Gear

Our team works with clients on a diverse range of athletic manufacturing projects that span several unique needs. Some of our most commonly manufactured products within the athletic industry include protective gear, such as:

  • Helmet liners
  • Insoles
  • Shoulder pads
  • Protective eyewear
  • Shin guards
  • Wrist protectors

If you’re in need of a manufacturing partner for athletic products beyond what’s listed above, our team still may be able to help. Reach out to our team of experts to learn more or ask questions about your unique project needs.

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Manufacturing Capabilities

Depending on your needs, our team employs a wide range of capabilities within our facilities to manufacture your products, including:

Utilizing our two 3-axis routers, our engineers are also able to router plastic products rather than die-cutting them, which often offers faster and cleaner end-results, depending on the needs of your application.

Design Input

Design is an essential component in any manufacturing process. Our team works with you to settle on a design that’s both visually appealing and manufacturable.

While many types of athletic gear that we create in-house have relatively standard design needs, there are often still several ways to add customization and bring your distinct vision to life. Our team’s goal is always to add value to your bottom line and manufacture the best product possible in line with your vision.

Heat Stamping for Athletic Gear

Part of the customization process includes our use of heat-stamps to imprint logos, names, and other graphics directly onto your athletic gear or packaging. Using a strip of ink on a small, two-inch roll, we’re able to stamp custom imprints onto plastic.

Foam and Plastic Material Selection

The success of your product is largely dependent on selecting the right type of foam or plastic to manufacture it with. In some cases, the product itself will dictate which type of material is necessary.

When you have options, our team is happy to provide all of the information you need to make an educated decision that will result in a high-quality product.

For athletic manufacturing projects, we work with the following foams and plastics:



  • PET
  • PETG
  • PETE (Polyethylene terephthalate)
  • HIPS (High impact polystyrene)
  • TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethanes)
  • Acrylic
  • PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
  • Kydex®, a trademarked acrylic/PVC alloy
  • ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
  • PC (polycarbonate)
  • PP (polypropylene)
  • PS (polystyrene)
  • HDPE (high-density polyethylene)

Looking for a reliable partner to assist in your athletic manufacturing needs?

With six decades of experience in contract manufacturing, Janco is eager to help you bring your next project to life with precision, quality, and cost that you’ll love. Get in touch with our team to get started.

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