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   April 25, 2017  Facebook Twitter
Safety & Protective: Outdoor Products Showcased at ORSM'16

Gore-TexAn emphasis on health and safety issues has become an important focus for textiles targeted towards the outdoor market. Safety and protective textiles have now moved across markets, as consumer needs have broadened into environmental awareness, personal safety, comfort, and performance features, such as providing protection from extreme environmental conditions.

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SAFETY & PROTECTIVE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORWM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held January 10-12 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestAPPAREL Getting Physical: The Other Smart Textiles. Nonelectronic fabrics can cool, warm aand clean themselves-and enhance the health and perforance. Much attention has been given to textiles that are integrated with electronic sensors and circuitry (e-textiles). Read More.
Future FabricsMEDICAL Futuristic Fabrics: Today's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles are the foundation of the fabrics that make up our daily existence, from the clothes we wear to the upholstered chairs we sit on. Read More.
SAFETY & PROTECTIVE NEWS & VIEWS
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…

Wanna see the technology of 2050? Check out this futuristic nanotech group This group of companies, universities and government labs that are working on futuristic technologies. Read more…

Self-Cleaning Bag Cleans Smelly Gym Clothes In Minutes It uses LED lights to kill bacteria so you never worry about washing your gym clothes the night before a work-out again Read more…

Textile Wars: Will 'Made In Italy' Replace 'Made In China'? China is caught between rising domestic costs, persistent technical and distribution advantages elsewhere. Read more…

Progress is About the Convergence of Technologies The next wave of awesome and magical new inventions will be born when two or more technologies converge. Read more…

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