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Sublite Cushion Tactical footwear RB8809; Courtesy: Reebok
Reebok expands Sublite Cushion Tactical footwear series

10th Dec 2018

Warson Brands, official licensee of Reebok for duty and uniform footwear, has launched two new additions to its popular Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical series of footwear for law enforcement and military professionals. The new RB8809 offers a coyote brown version with composite safety toe and side zipper for wear with the new Air Force uniform.

Courtesy: Teijin
Westex by Milliken and Teijin Aramid become partners

28th Nov 2018

US flame resistant (FR) textiles brand Westex by Milliken and global aramid fibre producer Teijin Aramid have joined hands for Southeast Asia and Australasia. The partnership has already created a performance-driven aramid fabric with guaranteed FR protection. Westex Synergy Pro features superior softness and better moisture-wicking capabilities.

Courtesy: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories
Kraig Biocraft develops silkworm strain for US Army

12th Nov 2018

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, developer of spider silk based fibres, has developed a strain of genetically engineered silkworms which produces fibres that have the physical properties more suited for use in protective textiles. The development has come under the company’s contract with the US Army. The company will scale up the production of new fibres.

Courtesy: PR Web/Dupont
DuPont Kevlar Glove Innovation Awards announced

1st Nov 2018

Majestic, MCR Safety, Protective Industrial Products (PIP), Superior Glove Works, Youngstown Glove have won the fifth-annual DuPont Kevlar Glove Innovation Awards. The awards mark excellence in innovative glove and sleeve designs from DuPont Kevlar licensees who push the limits of what is possible to make work gloves and sleeves more durable and...

Gelvenor to locally produce DuPont fabrics
Gelvenor to locally produce DuPont fabrics

30th Oct 2018

DuPont and Gelvenor, both leaders in the protective textile industry, have joined forces to produce DuPont's Nomex and Protera fabrics in South Africa. Both companies have a long history of working together, a relationship that has culminated in DuPont certifying Gelvenor as the South African manufacturer to produce fabrics to DuPont's high standards.

Courtesy: PR Newswire
Kimberly-Clark Professional introduces KleenGuard brand

22nd Oct 2018

To increase productivity and enhance worker performance, Kimberly-Clark Professional has unified its core categories of personal protective equipment (PPE) - apparel, gloves and eyewear - under a revitalised KleenGuard brand. The revitalisation effort seeks to shift the PPE focus towards insight-driven, human-centric solutions that maximise...

Courtesy: W. L. Gore & Associates
Gore displays technical solutions for military at AUSA

11th Oct 2018

WL Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) showed high-performance Gore cables and materials and next-gen Gore military fabrics at the Association of US Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition. The military has relied on Gore’s technical solutions for decades as they ensure combat readiness and operational success every time on the battlefield and in the air.

Courtesy: Alexium
Alexium names Jason Lewis the chief financial officer

8th Oct 2018

Alexium International Group has named Jason Lewis the chief financial officer and Allen Reihman the chief commercial officer. Lewis succeeds Aaron Krech who has resigned from his position. Lewis will commence working on October 22, 2018, and Brian Enlow, existing vice president of Finance, will manage the responsibilities during the interim period.

Courtesy: Military
US MCSC awards contract for lighter-weight body armour

5th Oct 2018

The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) had awarded a contract to Vertical Protective Apparel based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, to produce lighter-weight body armour, known as Plate Carrier Generation IIIs, according to the US department of defence (DoD) . The armour will help Marines increase their mobility and safety in training and deployments.

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