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Techtextil NA'17: Safety " Protective Product Trends

GKyorene Gloves

Safety & Protective innovations and technologies continue to be driven by expanding technical requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) applications for first responders, medical, police and military personnel. Developing PPE to match the technical product specifications, and understanding the users' comfort needs are important criteria for those designing and manufacturing PPE.

Recent trends for the safety & protective market include an increased integration of hi-visibility yarns into work clothing; ergonomically designed gloves to enhance dexterity; clothing that offers coolness, enhanced comfort, and greater durability; incorporating nanotechnologies into the yarns to provide a lighter weight solution without the need for blending multiple yarns.

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SAFETY & PROTECTIVE NEWS & VIEWS
A new high-tech fabric could mean the end of bulky layers in the winter Army researchers explained how they’re using a coating of fine silver nanowires on ordinary fabrics, such as cotton or polyester, as a way to potentially keep soldiers warm in extreme cold. The coating makes the fabric conductive, and with just a few volts of electricity, it can generate a substantial amount of heat. Read more…

No batteries required: Energy-harvesting yarns generate electricity An international research team at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when stretched or twisted. Read more…

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories delivers spider silk sample for medical applications The Company has achieved a series of scientific breakthroughs in the area of spider silk technology with implications for the global textile industry. Read more…

This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry In a soon-to-open Arkansas factory, 21 production lines manned by the Sewbot will be capable of making 1.2 million T-shirts a year–and the ripple effects will soon be felt in garment factories in the developing world. Read more…

E-skin is a wearable VR controller that looks and feels just like a regular shirt E-skin is a shirt with sensors that has the ability to track your moves and send inputs to a computer using the movements of your body. Data from the shirt is sent through an attached e-skin Hub over Bluetooth. Read more…

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