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Insulations: Lightweight and Comfortable for Cold Weather Wear By Kathlyn Swantko

GKyorene GlovesThermal comfort in apparel typically depends on the wearers' layering of various fabrics, external climate conditions, and the physical activity that is undertaken. The right cold-weather gear is lightweight and maintains comfort, creating a microclimate around the body that aids in performance and improves safety.

The FabricLink Network highlights several new technical developments in insulations showcased at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 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 Snow Show Jan 30 - Feb 1 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.
SINIAT LAUNCHES SECURTEX ATTACK-RESISTANT PLASTERBOARD Siniat Securtex plasterboard has a laid high-tensile glass scrim from Chomarat, combined with a dense gypsum core, to dissipate the force across the whole area of the board, providing impact resistance to both deliberate and accidental damage. Read more…

TARASAFE OFFERS NEW FR CLOTHING COMPLIANT TO NFPA 70E Tarasafe is offering a new range of FR clothing compliant to latest norm of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, standard for electrical safety in workplac, which prevents injuries and casualties due to electrocution, shocks, arc flashes, etc. Read more…

Biodegradable fibrous oil sorbent created A Texas Tech University‚Äôs (TTU) alumni has invented a line of oil-absorbent mats and wipes. Called "Towelieis" it is not only an oil absorbent, it also functions as a wipe for cleaning leaking well heads, rods and tubes in oil and gas production. Read more…

COVESTRO'S IMPRANIL DLN-SD ENSURES SUSTAINABILITY Covestro has introduced Impranil DLN-SD, a water-based polyurethane (PU) dispersion, which can be used to manufacture biodegradable textile coatings. Read more…

Fabrics protect from chemical warfare agents? A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents. The research could lead to improved masks and personal protective equipment for soldiers and others at risk of exposure. Read more…

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