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   February 18, 2019  Facebook Twitter
Techtextil NA'18: Advancements in PPE Fabrics By Kathlyn Swantko

GKyorene GlovesFrom insulated baselayers and flame-resistant fabrics for uniforms to high-visibility garments, new Safety & Protective textile products were evident throughout the Techtextil North America 2018 trade show floor. Current trends in PPE continue to move toward a complete outerwear system in a single lightweight layer that combines fire- and chemical-resistance with windproof, waterproof/breathable properties. Manufacturers are also incorporating comfort, using fabrics with softness and stretch.Read the full article.

SAFETY & PROTECTIVE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 in Denver featured in the FabricLink Network's Innovation Watch. Read More.
vest SAFETY & PROTECTIVES Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water. The promising graphene oxide sieve could be highly efficient at filtering salts, and will now be tested against existing desalination membrane. It has previously been difficult to manufacture graphene based barriers on an industrial scale.Read More.
GlovesSafety & Protective Embedded LED lights help these gloves keep motorcyclists safer. The gloves can be activated by the twist of a wrist or by the wearer touching his or her thumb and forefinger together, alerting other motorists of the intention to turn. Read More.
SGL CARBON TO SUPPLY FABRICS FOR AIRBUS HELICOPTERS The two companies have a joint agreement that regulates the basic provision and further development of innovative carbon and fiberglass materials. Read more…

Graphene Could Unlock the Potential of Smart Textiles An international team of scientists has discovered a new technique to create fully electronic fibers that can be woven into today’s everyday clothing. Read more…

TECHNICAL ABSORBENTS TO DISPLAY NEW SAF FABRICS AT IDEA Technical Absorbents will display new SAF superabsorbent fabrics at the International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition (IDEA) which will be held from March 25-28, 2019, in Miami. Read more…

MOLNLYCKE ACQUIRES M&J TO STRENGTHEN WOUND CARE BUSINESS Mölnlycke, a world-leading medical products and solutions company, has acquired M&J Airlaid Products, a Danish manufacturer of specialized and high-quality absorbent airlaid nonwoven materials. Read more…

TEIJIN'S ARAMID FIBRE ADOPTED FOR AQUOS ZERO SMARTPHONE Aramid fibre reinforced plastic is expected to contribute to the development of advanced, extra-high-speed mobile devices due to its light weight, electric insulation and dielectric constant property for minimised electromagnetic interference. Read more…

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