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Techtextil NA'17: Safety " Protective Product Trends

GKyorene Gloves

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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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
Spider silk and stem-cell leather are the future of fashion An incubator called Fashion Tech Labs is trying to break the textile pollution cycle with new tech like stem-cell leather, recycled fabrics and ultra-strong spider-silk-based fibers. Read more…

Carbon nanotube wools from greenhouse gas mitigation for clothing Turning atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) into valuable products seems like a great idea to help remove this greenhouse gas to mitigate climate change. Read more…

Ground-Breaking Nanotechnology, The Optimal Solution for Fashion And Textile Companies Based in Frankfurt, Acanthurus GmbH is a nanotechnology company bringing a different type of warming technology to Europe, known as Nanogy. Read more…

Apparel, Textile Industry Giants Unite Around SDGs at 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference The Textile Exchange 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference provided evidence of the major paradigm shift taking place in the apparel and textile industry. Read more…

Successful method found for recycling blend textiles into new fibres The technology will be scaled up and made available to the global fashion industry. The finding is a major breakthrough in the journey towards a closed loop for textiles. Read more…

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