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Techtextil NA'17: Safety " Protective Product Trends

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Safety & Protective innovations and technologies continue to be driven by expanding technical requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) applications for first responders, medical, police and military personnel. Developing PPE to match the technical product specifications, and understanding the users' comfort needs are important criteria for those designing and manufacturing PPE.

Recent trends for the safety & protective market include an increased integration of hi-visibility yarns into work clothing; ergonomically designed gloves to enhance dexterity; clothing that offers coolness, enhanced comfort, and greater durability; incorporating nanotechnologies into the yarns to provide a lighter weight solution without the need for blending multiple yarns.

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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
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories delivers spider silk sample for medical applications The Company has achieved a series of scientific breakthroughs in the area of spider silk technology with implications for the global textile industry. Read more…

3M develops 3M 4076 extended wear medical tape The new acrylic-based non woven tape offers long-term wear on skin and provides a strong and reliable bond in challenging applications, enabling engineers to solve tough medical device design challenges. Read more…

FDA announces Celliant products as medical devices Hologenix, maker of Celliant, has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined Celliant products are medical devices and general wellness products because they temporarily promote increased local blood flow at the site of application in healthy individuals. Read more…

MOMA Exhibition Highlights Biofabrications And New Technologies As The Future Of Fashion The future will be greatly shaped by those in the fashion industry – not as designers or those close to the end of the chain, but those who are making the clothes, who are predominately women. These women are reshaping whole economies and social hierarchies, Read more…

Dystar Group Releases New Sustainability Report As a trusted provider of colorants, auxiliaries and sustainability services, DyStar is strategically placed – in the middle of the value chain – to support textile producers, brands and retailers. Read more…

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