The Technical Center

The
Industry Resource for Specialty Textiles and Product Information
   April 24, 2018  Facebook Twitter
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.

Read the full article.

SAFETY & PROTECTIVE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSSTRENDS Visiting ORSS? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show January 25-28 in Denver? Checkout the best in 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
Unifi to buy dyed yarn business of National Spinning The acquisition is expected to enhance Unifi’s position as a leading producer of dyed staple and filament yarn in the region, and will add acrylic and wool products to the Company’s dyed yarn portfolio. Read more…

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. Read more…

Blend Re:wind, a new process that recycles both cotton and polyester An important milestone towards the future of global textile recycling systems necessary to enable circularity for fashion and textiles. Read more…

Electric textile lights a lamp when stretched Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. The greater the load applied to the textile and the wetter it becomes, the more electricity it generates. Read more…

SGL Group develops new carbon fiber for aerospace The fiber is characterized by high stiffness & strength, making it ideal for aerospace applications, pressure vessels, drive shafts, and sheet molding compounds. Read more…

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS
Clarino
Vectran
Drirelease
natural & synthetic microblend
Outlast
Phase change materials
Nilit
Fashioning Nylon 6.6
SDL Atlas

Polartec the Science of Fabric