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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
HEROES and collaborators Behind every effective PPE are materials designed for specific and critical purposes. Read more…

Unraveling how spiderwebs absorb energy Recently, researchers unraveled a new energy absorption mechanism that explains how spiderwebs can be simultaneously sensitive and impact-resistant. Read more…

MEDI USA UNVEILS CIRCAID JUXTAFIT ESSENTIALS ARMSLEEVE The armsleeve is an inelastic compression wrap for managing lymphedema and lipedema. Designed with patented juxtaposing band technology and made with a soft breathable fabric, the armsleeve applies graduated compression from the wrist to the upper arm. Read more…

OEKO-TEX LABELS FOR PROVING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE The guiding principles of Oeko-Tex are based on transparency, traceability, credibility and trust. All can all be independently and credibly verified with the help of the various produc Read more…

HARVARD UNIVERSITY TEAM DEVELOPS MULTI-JOINT EXOSUIT Scientists at the Harvard University have developed mobile multi-joint exosuit which has been field tested through long marches over uneven terrain. Read more…

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