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Techtextil NA'18: Advancements in PPE Fabrics By Kathlyn Swantko

GKyorene GlovesFrom insulated baselayers and flame-resistant fabrics for uniforms to high-visibility garments, new Safety & Protective textile products were evident throughout the Techtextil North America 2018 trade show floor. Current trends in PPE continue to move toward a complete outerwear system in a single lightweight layer that combines fire- and chemical-resistance with windproof, waterproof/breathable properties. Manufacturers are also incorporating comfort, using fabrics with softness and stretch.Read the full article.

SAFETY & PROTECTIVE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market July 23-26 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.
ARVIND AND JCB INDIA PARTNER FOR INDUSTRIAL UNIFORMS The partnership is the first of its kind to offer co-branded protective wear and industrial uniforms for India’s workforce. Read more…

Nano-Care launches germ-destroying “wipe-on glass” It is reported the barrier is effective against hospital germs including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as odor-causing bacteria. The technology provides self-disinfecting performance on any kind of hard surface and can last from several months to several years. Read more…

CLOTHING PATCH IS LIKE A PERSONAL HEATING SYSTEM High-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes may one day keep you warm and significantly reduce your electric bill and carbon footprint at the same time. Read more…

ANALYSWIFT LAUNCHES ACADEMIC PARTNER PROGRAM AnalySwift, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, has launched its Academic Partner Program that offers universities no-cost licenses for academic research. Read more…

MYANT LAUNCHES SKIIN SMART SHIRT AT CES 2019 Myant's Skiin Textile Computing platform integrates innovative sensor and actuator technology into the fabrics that surround us every day. This includes the world's first smart garment that delivers continuous, cuffless blood pressure monitoring in a comfortable and machine-washable polo shirt. Read more…

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