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   July 22, 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
Step change: How 3D printing is benefitting foot orthotics 3D printing is just beginning to take hold in the world of medicine, the technology will dramatically change how orthotics are prescribed and produced. Read more…

Robots to help boost production in athletic apparel The International Robot Federation estimates that over 2.5M industrial robots will be at work in 2019. Read more…

Fixing The Disconnect In Mobile Marketing Given the ubiquity of smartphones, you’d expect companies to be falling all over themselves to reach their customers on these devices. But they’re not. As a result, many marketers are at risk of missing their mobile moment. Read more…

Trelleborg Installs a Groundbreaking Rapid Prototype Center for Coated Fabrics The miniature prototype equipment offers the latest technology in the rapid prototyping field, reducing the time and cost of creating functional coated fabric samples. Read more…

Research embeds textiles in 3D printing for functional, flexible parts The team 3D prints designs directly onto fabric and, in some cases, embeds fabric in between two layers of 3D printed plastic. Read more…

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