26th Sep 2022
MSA Safety, a leader in firefighter safety equipment and technology, displayed its personal protective equipment (PPE) for the first responder market at the recently held Emergency Services Show (ESS) in the UK. The company demonstrated its fire protective clothing, helmets, breathing apparatus, advanced communications, and gas detection systems.
22nd Sep 2022
Pincroft, UK’s largest textile dyer, printer and finisher, has developed a new camouflage pattern for the Dutch Ministry of Defence as part of their Defensie Materieel Organisatie’s (DMO) ‘STRONG’ programme that aims to supply combat clothing and equipment to all military personnel part of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Army, Air Force and Marechaussee.
2nd Sep 2022
Avient Corporation has completed its purchase of the protective materials business of DSM (including the Dyneema brand), which will now be called Avient Protective Materials and reported within the company's Specialty Engineered Materials segment. The business includes 6 production facilities, 4 R&D centres and over 1,000 employees located around the...
2nd Sep 2022
The United States’ Department of Defense (DOD) has entered into a shared $6.8 million agreement with Burlington Industries, LLC to sustain and strengthen the domestic clothing and textile industrial base. The firm will invest in equipment and infrastructure necessary to sustain and stabilise the supply chain of dress military fabrics for the DoD.
30th Aug 2022
Researchers in Canada have discovered why a high-performance fabric commonly used in protective garments weakens prematurely when it’s exposed to moisture. They found that sulphur content in some high-performance fabrics weakens them when exposed to moisture. That degradation weakens the safety of protective garments when exposed to different elements.
18th Aug 2022
Invention company InventHelp, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, the US, has created a PPE mask that offers coverage for the entire head. Along with added protection, the new PPE mask also ensures that the user has a fresh filtered air supply. The mask is expected to be suitable for those individuals who wear PPE face masks for longer durations.
1st Aug 2022
Ontex’s total group revenue, including discontinued emerging markets was €1,152 million in the first half of 2022, went up 15 per cent LFL, driven by 6.6 per cent volume/mix and 8.4 per cent pricing, while adjusted EBITDA came in at €49 million, down 51 per cent year on year. The resulting EBITDA margin of 4.3 per cent was down 6.0pp year on year.
6th Jul 2022
A new and improved version of N95 face masks has been developed by researchers from the New York-based Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The masks boast of antiviral and antibacterial properties, and also last longer and cause less plastic waste. These masks would be highly useful in the fight against COVID-19 as they can kill germs on contact.
1st Jul 2022
Carrington Textiles, a global manufacturer of textiles for workwear, has announced a successful presence at Techtextil, reporting a high number of enquiries received on sustainable products of its Balance Range as well as on high stretch fabrics. Carrington Textiles’ 100 square metre stand at Techtextil also received outstanding feedback from visitors.