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NCSU develops fabrics resistant to chemical warfare agents

11th Apr 2019

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC) have developed functional textiles that neutralise a blistering agent simulant under 80 per cent relative humidity condition. The new coating also captures ammonia gas, a commonly produced industrial chemical ...

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Alexium and ICL sign MoU for global marketing of Alexiflam

10th Apr 2019

Alexium has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ICL, a global specialty minerals and chemicals company, under which ICL will be granted sole global marketing and sales rights for Alexiflam NF, the terms of same are subject to final agreement. The MoU furthers Alexium’s strategy to increase global sales channels for its flame-retardant (FR)...

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Rosheen Gardon appointed Alexium chair

1st Apr 2019

Alexium International, a company that produces flame retardant products, has appointed Rosheen Garnon as its new board chair. The appointment follows the retirement of non-executive chair Sue Thomas from the board with effect from March 31, 2019. Garnon was appointed to the board in September 2018 and currently chairs the audit and risk committee.

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Saertex collaborating with Scott Bader

1st Apr 2019

Saertex is collaborating with the internationally operating manufacturer of resins, gelcoats, adhesives and specialty polymers Scott Bader for production and distribution of its Saertex Leo system. The two have signed a cooperation agreement that combines the strength of the partners to meet the highest fire protection and further developing the Leo...

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Alexium signs agreement with Pine Belt for FR fabrics

29th Mar 2019

Alexium International Group has signed a mutually exclusive development agreement covering provision of its flame retardant chemistry to Pine Belt Processing for treatment and supply of nylon/cotton fabrics for military applications. Key terms of the agreement cover provision of samples, pricing, testing and timetable for delivery of the fabrics.

Tarasafe offers new FR clothing compliant to NFPA 70E

13th Mar 2019

Tarasafe, a company providing complete solutions in flame retardant (FR) protective clothing, is offering a new range of FR clothing compliant to latest norm of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, standard for electrical safety in workplace. Compliance with NFPA 70E prevents injuries and casualties due to electrocution, shocks, arc flashes ...

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Audax-backed PIP buys West Chester Protective Gear

12th Mar 2019

Protective Industrial Products Inc (PIP), a portfolio company of Audax, has acquired West Chester Protective Gear (West Chester), a leader in providing personal protective equipment to industrial and retail channels. Investment banking advisors, Lincoln International, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to West Chester throughout the sale process.

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New apparel brands adopt PrimaLoft Cross Core technology

6th Mar 2019

PrimaLoft has announced that 30 new brand partners have adopted PrimaLoft Cross Core technology and debuted three iterations. The Cross Core platform fuses existing PrimaLoft fibres with next-generation materials like aerogel, a highly porous, low-density structure, used by NASA scientists, that forms a temperature barrier locking out cold and heat.

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PPSS sees record sales for slash resistant clothing brand

28th Feb 2019

PPSS Group, an international firm designing, developing and manufacturing high performance body armour and protective clothing, has recently seen record sales for its Slashpro slash resistant clothing brand, offering certified and reliable levels of cut resistance. PPSS’s goal is to protect police, prison and security officers from knife related...

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