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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 2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market July 23-26 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.
SAFETY & PROTECTIVE NEWS & VIEWS
Solar supercapacitor could power future of wearable sensors The new supercapacitor uses layers of flexible, 3-dimensional porous foam formed from graphene and silver, capable of storing and releasing around three times more power than any similar flexible supercapacitor. Read more…

Siren unveils new diabetic sock and foot monitoring system Siren Diabetic Socks continuously monitor foot temperature to detect signs of inflammation, the precursor to diabetic foot ulcers. Read more…

Silk composite helps artificial skin last longer The silk-collagen matrix is fully biodegradable and could be suitable for in vitro testing and research immediately and, in the longer term after full FDA approval, for in vivo applications such as treating burns, chronic wounds, or trauma injuries. Read more…

McLaren Senna in US uses Nanobionic Technology in Car Seats The seats stimulate local blood flow, and increase energy, comfort and overall feeling of wellness for the driver and passengers. Nanobionic coating is applied to athletic apparel, bedding products, everyday apparel, footwear and military apparel. Read more…

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again Whole garment knitting opens the door to far more futuristic applications, like jackets that warm and cool you as needed or shirts that measure your heart rate. Read more…

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