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PPSS develops next level high-performance body armour

10th Dec 2019

PPSS Group has developed next generation of high-performance body armour which protects the wearer from even the most vicious and brutal types of edged weapon and shanks imaginable. The new body armour is made from Auxilam, a unique carbon fibre composite material. It has been field tested thoroughly, will be made available from January 06, 2020.

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Bolger & O’Hearn’s OmniBloq to be used as DWR technology

22nd Nov 2019

After extensive testing, OmniBloq, Bolger & O’Hearn’s high powered, stormproof/breathable durable water repellent, has met all requirements to be used as a DWR technology for Storm Cotton and Storm Denim finishes. Storm Cotton and Storm Denim combine natural comfort of cotton with high performance characteristics normally found in synthetic materials.

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NSA & HauteWork to make flame resistant clothing for women

15th Nov 2019

National Safety Apparel (NSA) has announced a partnership with HauteWork, an upscale brand of flame resistant clothing (FRC), to design safe, comfortable, and stylish FRC that is flattering for all women. The partnership of HauteWork and NSA further represents NSA's commitment to having a house of FR brands and supporting women in the work force.

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Toray to work with JICA in Guinea on PPE

8th Nov 2019

Toray Industries has joined hands with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to promote utilisation of Japanese technology of personal protective equipment in Guinea to help it prepare for handling deadly infections such as Ebola. Through a pilot project, Toray will assess how Japanese technology could be introduced strategically in Guinea.

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Teijin develops innovative solutions for workstyle reforms

29th Oct 2019

Teijin, a technology-driven company offering advanced solutions, is developing a wide range of innovative solutions to further workstyle reforms. The solutions will help Japan which is facing an urgent need to enhance the efficiency and diversity of its workforce as the nation's working population continues to decrease owing to a declining birth-rate.

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Elemental pairs zinc technology with regenerated fibres

19th Oct 2019

Elemental Essentials, a New York City based sustainable clothing brand, has paired anti-microbial zinc technology with sustainable or regenerated fibres in what is called Zincore Technology. The technology uses the power of zinc to prevent and eliminate over 99 per cent of bacteria and has been used to produce a line of socks, tee-shirts, and...

(left)Xinwei Wang (mechanical engineering), and Lizhi Wang (industrial and manufacturing systems engineering). Pic: Iowa State University
Iowa State University developing high performance PPE

10th Oct 2019

Scientists from Iowa State University are carrying out research to develop the next generation of high performance PPE. Firefighters and first responders need effective personal protective equipment (PPE) that provides the right combination of functionality, protection and comfort. The project aims to improve firefighter safety, health or wellness.

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Drexel sets up centre to research functional textiles

7th Oct 2019

Drexel University has set up a new centre for innovation and discovery in the area of functional textiles. The Centre for Functional Fabrics which includes the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Centre, is a joint endeavour funded by federal and state government organisations to support the creation and advanced manufacturing of innovative textile...

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CutPRO's 2020 range to reduce injuries in glass industry

30th Sep 2019

British cut resistant clothing brand, CutPRO, has launched its 2020 product range in order to help glass producers around the globe to reduce the number and severity of cut injuries and lacerations. With the new collection, CutPRO is has also established close relationships with some of the world's leading producers of float and high-performance glass.

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