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US’ FRX products named major flame retardants by ECHA

3rd Feb 2023

FRX Innovations, a US-based leader in eco-friendly flame retardant solutions, has announced that its Nofia product line will benefit from the decision of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to name three common flame retardants as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). This designation brings stringent disclosure and notification requirements.

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US smart coating can integrate into fabric to create protective gear

17th Jan 2023

US researchers have developed a durable copper-based coating that can be precisely integrated into fabric to create responsive and reusable materials like protective equipment, environmental sensors and smart filters. The coating responds to the presence of toxic gases in the air by converting them into less toxic substances that become trapped in the...

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NSA acquires Forum-Direct to expand US manufacturing base

5th Dec 2022

National Safety Apparel (NSA), a leading manufacturer of protective clothing, has announced the acquisition of San Antonio, TX-based, Forum-Direct. This acquisition strengthens NSA’s commitment to manufacturing American-made products. Forum-Direct has an excellent reputation for manufacturing advanced outerwear solutions for the law enforcement market.

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3M Thinsulate helps US’ Watson Gloves with sustainable insulation

3rd Dec 2022

The 3M Thinsulate team has helped its business partner, Watson Gloves, a North American supplier of quality gloves for gardening, construction, and motorcycling, mark its second century in business with a statement-making move toward sustainable materials and business practices. Thinsulate is a brand of synthetic fibre thermal insulation used in...

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Luxembourg’s OCSiAl’s graphene nanotubes boost textiles’ functionality

28th Nov 2022

Graphene nanotubes used as an electrostatic dissipative material add expanded electrostatic discharge protection without compromising resistance to aggressive environments, as per Luxembourg-based nanotechnology company OCSiAl. Polymer-coated chemical-resistant fabrics and fireproof special textiles with expanded ESD safety function have been...

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Spain’s Ternua unveils Protech Fall-Winter 2023 recycled collection

8th Nov 2022

Spain’s Ternua launches Protech line for Fall-Winter 2023-24 collection made with 100 per cent recycled materials. The R&D department has done an outstanding job by using innovative and environmentally friendly textiles and treatments. They show technicity and sustainability can go together for alpine activities and keep people protected while doing...

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Sweden’s OrganoClick & Snickers make waterproof textiles for workwear

6th Nov 2022

Snickers Workwear and the Swedish company, OrganoClick, are embarking on an international collaboration, launching a wash-in textile waterproofing for workwear. The product will be sold under the Snickers Workwear brand, with a clear link to the OrganoClick brand OrganoTex. It is available at Snickers Workwear retailers in Europe from November 2022.

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US’ UniFirst launches visibility workwear for men & women

26th Oct 2022

UniFirst Corporation, which offers customised business uniform programmes, facility service products, and first aid and safety services, has announced the addition of Spotlite MV to its core uniform rental offerings. The expansive Spotlite MV visibility workwear collection includes pants, shorts, shirts, polos, vests, and jackets for both men and women.

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US’ TenCate & Saxion University of Applied Sciences sign MoU

21st Oct 2022

US-based safety textile manufacturer TenCate Protective Fabrics has signed an MoU with Saxion University to strengthen their partnership towards research on sustainable textiles. The deal was inked on September 15 when a large delegation from TenCate Protective Fabrics paid a visit to Saxion University’s Sustainable & Functional Textiles research group.

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