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Insulations: Lightweight and Comfortable for Cold Weather Wear By Kathlyn Swantko

GKyorene GlovesThermal comfort in apparel typically depends on the wearers' layering of various fabrics, external climate conditions, and the physical activity that is undertaken. The right cold-weather gear is lightweight and maintains comfort, creating a microclimate around the body that aids in performance and improves safety.

The FabricLink Network highlights several new technical developments in insulations showcased at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019.

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SAFETY & PROTECTIVE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 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
IMPERIAL COLLEGE TEAM PRINTS METALS ON NATURAL FABRICS Scientists have developed technology to print metals such as silver, gold and platinum onto natural fabrics and shown that it could be used to incorporate batteries, wireless technologies and sensors into paper and cotton textiles. Read more…

Fabric both insulates and ventilates Univ. of Maryland - The new fabric alternates between insulating and providing ventilation by responding to the wearer’s perspiration. Read more…

It’s not just your shirt that’s smart The question may not be if smart fabrics will darn near change the way we interact with our world in hundreds of ways, but rather, “How long will it take?” Read more…

NEW APPAREL BRANDS ADOPT PRIMALOFT CROSS CORE TECHNOLOGY PrimaLoft announced 30 new brand partners have adopted PrimaLoft Cross Core technology and debuted three iterations. The Cross Core platform fuses existing PrimaLoft fibers with next-generation materials. Read more…

Are Smart Biometric Garments Going To Replace My Family Doctor? The smart clothing has grown significantly since 2015 & is predicted that the smart-clothing market will grow to US$ 1 billion in the next two years. Read more…

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