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   March 29, 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 ORWM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held January 10-12 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestAPPAREL Getting Physical: The Other Smart Textiles. Nonelectronic fabrics can cool, warm aand clean themselves-and enhance the health and perforance. Much attention has been given to textiles that are integrated with electronic sensors and circuitry (e-textiles). Read More.
Future FabricsMEDICAL Futuristic Fabrics: Today's smart fabric products, with embedded or woven technological components, are resonating with consumers, and the market is responding. Woven, nonwoven and knitted textiles are the foundation of the fabrics that make up our daily existence, from the clothes we wear to the upholstered chairs we sit on. Read More.
SAFETY & PROTECTIVE NEWS & VIEWS
New US defense bill to support Made in USA products The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, applauded the Senate’s vote to pass S.2943, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which supports American troops, strengthens national security, and includes provisions important to US textile industry. Read more…

China eyes steady, green growth of textile industry China aims to achieve average annual output growth of 6-7 percent in its textile industry for the 2016-2020 period and for the industry to become more environmentally friendly. The MIIT also set an 18-percent reduction target for the industry's energy intensity and a 10-percent drop in pollutant emission between 2016 and 2020. Read more…

Progress is About the Convergence of Technologies The next wave of awesome and magical new inventions will be born when two or more technologies converge. Read more…

MIT’s New Intelligent Material Writhes and Curls to Changes in Heat It functions in a similar manner to the pores on human skin, tightening and loosening based on exposure to various temperatures. Read more…

Engineering team develops novel nanofibre solution for clean, fresh air Overall, air filters developed using the novel nanofibre solution are two times better in quality and also has promising applications in respirators. Read more…

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