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   May 27, 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.
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
Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater. Read more…

Military complexities Smart materials mean lighter and more comfortable gear—and more flexible procurement policies. Read more…

NASA prints up complex metallic "space fabric" NASA is getting into the textile business thanks to a team led by systems engineer Raul Polit Casillas at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The team has unveiled prototype swatches of a new metallic "space fabric" created using 3D printing that incorporates advanced functions that would be beneficial for use in space. Read more…

Auto racing FR undergarment to be introduced A fire retardant undergarment for the auto racing industry. The garment is treated with both Alexiflam and Alexicool technology. Read more…

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…

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