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   October 19, 2018  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 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
SMART TROUSERS WITH MUSCLES TO HELP AGED, SPECIALLY-ABLED Researchers at the University of Leeds are working towards developing 'smart trousers' with artificial 'muscles' which could help the elderly and specially-abled with their mobility. Read more…

GORE DISPLAYS NEXT-GEN FABRICS AT DVD 2018 Gore is exhibiting best-in-class Gore Military Fabrics for UK land forces, including durable, lightweight, comfortable military garments made with Gore Pyrad Fabric Read more…

OEKO-TEX LABELS FOR PROVING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE The guiding principles of Oeko-Tex are based on transparency, traceability, credibility and trust. All can all be independently and credibly verified with the help of the various produc Read more…

TARASAFE UNVEILS TARARC AGAINST ARC FLASH FIRES Tarasafe has unveiled Tararc, a product line that protects against arc flash fires and delivers superior comfort through fabric and design innovation, without compromising the safety of its wearers. Read more…

Spider silk helps generate electricity An international research team has used spider silk to make tiny devices to generate electricity with the help of simple pressure-inducing acts such as finger tapping, walking, and shallowing. Read more…

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