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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.
SAFETY & PROTECTIVE NEWS & VIEWS
KLOPMAN EXHIBITS K-FLAME RANGE OF FLAME-RETARDANT FABRICS The greenwear range is a concrete expression of the company‚Äôs attention to the environment, and shows it is a pioneer in the production of sustainable fabrics for workwear. Read more…

ADVANSA DEVELOPS NEW MICROFIBRE FOR NONWOVENS INDUSTRY With a diameter of only 8 ?m, the new fibre known as AdvaStaple, is very soft, and suitable especially for hygiene products, medical textiles and filtration. Read more…

KELHEIM FIBRES WINS WORLD OF WIPES INNOVATION AWARD The award recognises the newly developed DanufilQR fibre, a positively charged viscose fibre that was specifically designed for use in disinfectant wipes. Read more…

MIT TEAM FINDS SPIDER SILK'S USE IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES Researchers discovered spider silk experiences supercontraction, as the fibers respond to changes in moisture. Not only do the threads contract, they also twist at the same time, providing a strong torsional force. 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…

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