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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
Twinery Challenges inventors to integrate intelligence into fabrics The Twinery Open Challenge is open to individual inventors, startups, established companies, academic teams and others who have product concepts from any industry that can be applied in the soft goods and fabric sector. Read more…

Kappler unveils DuraChem 500 for first responders DuraChem 500 offers incident responders a tactical garment alternative to traditional hazmat suits. The new suit also features a unique rear-entry design that eliminates cross-contamination concerns when doffing the garment. Read more…

McLaren Senna in US uses Nanobionic Technology in Car Seats The seats stimulate local blood flow, and increase energy, comfort and overall feeling of wellness for the driver and passengers. Nanobionic coating is applied to athletic apparel, bedding products, everyday apparel, footwear and military apparel. Read more…

Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution Called the 4th industrial revolution by some, smart textile companies represent a significant opportunity for manufacturers to use advanced materials in their manufacturing. Read more…

Let it rain! New coatings make natural fabrics waterproof MIT has come up with a coating that not only adds water-repellency to natural fabrics such as cotton and silk, but is also more effective than the existing coatings and is breathable. Read more…

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