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Insulations: Lightweight and Comfortable for Cold Weather Wear By Kathlyn Swantko

GKyorene GlovesThermal comfort in apparel typically depends on the wearers' layering of various fabrics, external climate conditions, and the physical activity that is undertaken. The right cold-weather gear is lightweight and maintains comfort, creating a microclimate around the body that aids in performance and improves safety.

The FabricLink Network highlights several new technical developments in insulations showcased at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019.

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SAFETY & PROTECTIVE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Take a look at some of the great innovations from the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 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.
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NCSU DEVELOPS FABRICS RESISTANT TO CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS Researchers have developed functional textiles that neutralize a blistering agent simulant under 80 per cent relative humidity condition. The new coating also captures ammonia gas, a commonly produced industrial chemical in US. Read more…

COVESTRO'S IMPRANIL DLN-SD ENSURES SUSTAINABILITY Covestro has introduced Impranil DLN-SD, a water-based polyurethane (PU) dispersion, which can be used to manufacture biodegradable textile coatings. Read more…

Partnership to curb the impact of microfibers in the environment Sympatex Technologies says that experts believe that a viable future for the global apparel industry lies in a closed loop, in which raw materials in textiles are separated, recycled and re-used for new products. Read more…

Mosquito bite-resistant garments developed The garment is described as being able to function favorably for outdoor activities and for military use. Read more…

Advances in smart medical textiles A series of novel developments in medical textiles see smart textiles coupled with smart design to deliver benefits to both patients and medical professionals. Read more…

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