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   April 19, 2019  Facebook Twitter
Insulations: Lightweight and Comfortable for Cold Weather Wear By Kathlyn Swantko

GKyorene GlovesThermal comfort in apparel typically depends on the wearers' layering of various fabrics, external climate conditions, and the physical activity that is undertaken. The right cold-weather gear is lightweight and maintains comfort, creating a microclimate around the body that aids in performance and improves safety.

The FabricLink Network highlights several new technical developments in insulations showcased at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019.

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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.
This new fabric will automatically cool you down when you get hot and sweaty A new fabric, developed by a team at the University of Maryland, is the first to automatically warm wearers up or cool them down as needed. Read more…

Partnership to curb the impact of microfibers in the environment Sympatex Technologies says that experts believe that a viable future for the global apparel industry lies in a closed loop, in which raw materials in textiles are separated, recycled and re-used for new products. Read more…

It’s not just your shirt that’s smart The question may not be if smart fabrics will darn near change the way we interact with our world in hundreds of ways, but rather, “How long will it take?” Read more…

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced A team of researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn. Read more…

TARASAFE OFFERS NEW FR CLOTHING COMPLIANT TO NFPA 70E Tarasafe is offering a new range of FR clothing compliant to latest norm of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, standard for electrical safety in workplac, which prevents injuries and casualties due to electrocution, shocks, arc flashes, etc. Read more…

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