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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.
SAFETY & PROTECTIVE NEWS & VIEWS
Performance finishes for performance textiles While the tension of creating finishings with increased performance and sustainability is a constant challenge, it’s also an opportunity for an ever-creative and solution-minded industry. Read more…

Westex by Milliken wins Canadian award in Best Protective Fabrics Category Garments made with the brand’s FR fabrics are in service globally in the utility, electrical maintenance, oil and gas, and metals industries. Read more…

GEORGIA INSTITUTE, KOREA UNIVERSITY MAKE BIOFUEL CELL Scientists have produced a glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fibre, which someday may help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. Read more…

SEISMIC INTRODUCES POWERED CLOTHING Seismic, an apparel company creating clothes to improve quality of life through quality of motion, has introduced its Spring 201 that fuses discreet robotics with textiles to create products that look and feel like apparel, but function more like an extension of the body. Read more…

GORE DISPLAYS NEXT-GEN FABRICS AT DVD 2018 Gore is exhibiting best-in-class Gore Military Fabrics for UK land forces, including durable, lightweight, comfortable military garments made with Gore Pyrad Fabric Read more…

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