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   August 22, 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 ORSM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market held July 26-29 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. 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
Trelleborg Installs a Groundbreaking Rapid Prototype Center for Coated Fabrics The miniature prototype equipment offers the latest technology in the rapid prototyping field, reducing the time and cost of creating functional coated fabric samples. Read more…

Research embeds textiles in 3D printing for functional, flexible parts The team 3D prints designs directly onto fabric and, in some cases, embeds fabric in between two layers of 3D printed plastic. Read more…

Textiles technology to detect pilot stress levels Smart textiles will be used to monitor stress levels in aeroplane pilots as part of a major European research project involving Nottingham Trent University. Read more…

Improved 3D knitted carbon fiber preforms developed A U.K.-based manufacturer of weft-knitted technical textiles has developed the ability to commercially manufacture 3D carbon fiber preforms for composites that require no post knitting fabrication or cutting. Read more…

This flexible, expandable 3D printed dress adapts to your body's movement “I believe that 3D printing is the future of fashion,” says Mora-Sanchez. “With the current developments we are experiencing in this technology there are a great number of opportunities to create amazing new products and materials.” Read more…

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