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TTNA'19: Advances in Fabrics for Hazadous Environments By Kathlyn Swantko

SeawayCompanies that actively expose their workers to potential workplace hazards, injuries, or illnesses (e.g. contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical threats) must conduct National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) "hazard risk assessments" for workplace environments and tasks. Employers are responsible for safeguarding their employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) that is safely designed and constructed. The PPE should fit comfortably, and encourage worker use. The proper fit of PPE can determine whether the wearer is safely protected, or dangerously exposed to work hazards.

The FabricLink Network examines various performance for PPE from companies PPE that exhibited at Techtextil North America 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 Summer Market, June 18 - 20 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.
POLYU DEVELOPS HIGH-ENERGY TEXTILE LITHIUM BATTERY Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable electronics. Read more…

KIST MAKES FIBROUS TRANSISTOR FOR ELECTRONIC TEXTILES Marking a significant step towards development of comfortable wearable electronic devices, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has constructed a fibrous transistor which has the characteristics of a textile. Read more…

OEKO-TEX LABELS FOR PROVING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE With the label "Made in Green by Oeko-Tex," procurers can trace the production process of the finished garment. Through a bar code or the product ID on the label, the different stages of production can be viewed. Read more…

ESSITY INVESTS IN SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE FIBRE TECHNOLOGY Global hygiene and health company Essity is investing $41.5 million in an integrated facility for the production of pulp based on alternative fibre from plant-based agricultural by-products. Read more…

MICROBAN INTRODUCES AEGIS VESTA, NEW ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY Aegis Vesta is one of the first quat saline based antimicrobial odour control solutions that can be pad applied on woven and knitted cotton home textiles and garments such as sheets, dish towels and denim,. Read more…

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