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US company Galls completes acquisition of LVI

22nd Feb 2024

Galls completes acquisition of LVI, a seasoned 3PL partner specialising in military logistics for over 28 years. The move strengthens Galls' presence in the defence sector, enhancing its ability to secure DLA contracts and provide comprehensive supply chain solutions for military branches. This aligns with Galls' commitment to serving uniformed...

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Former US firefighter launches fire-resistant apparel company

22nd Feb 2024

FILO Apparel, founded by former firefighter Sean Conant and friend Dan McLaughlin, offers affordable, PFAS-free Nomex uniforms for firefighters. Their direct-to-consumer model provides cost savings, faster delivery, and customisation options. The line, inspired by Conant's frustrations with traditional uniforms, prioritises safety and fit.

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Survitec acquires US company Vinyl Technology

17th Jan 2024

Survitec has acquired Vinyl Technology, a US-based manufacturer specialising in custom plastic and fabric products for military and high-end markets. This strengthens Survitec's position in the US defence market, particularly in Pilot Flight Equipment production. Vinyl’s expertise in complex garment manufacturing enhances Survitec's product...

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US’ Kimberly-Clark introduces Kimtech Polaris Nitrile Exam Gloves

16th Jan 2024

Kimberly-Clark Professional launches Kimtech Polaris Nitrile Exam Gloves, offering heightened protection, durability in laboratory settings. With a unique dark magenta colour, they boast a low pinhole rate of 0.65 AQL, double the industry standard tensile strength. Certified by US Ergonomics, they prioritise user comfort and fit, suitable for...

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US’ K&R Solutions Group launches dye sublimation fabric Bio Knit

15th Jan 2024

K&R Solutions Group has launched Bio Knit, a biodegradable dye sublimation fabric designed for printed airport advertising. After two years of testing, the fabric maintains the durability of polyester while biodegrading in natural environments at a rate comparable to non-synthetic fibres like wool. Bio Knit breaks down 15 times faster than...

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UK’s Carrington to show stretch flame resistant innovation at Intersec

6th Jan 2024

Carrington Textiles will showcase its stretch flame-resistant innovations at Intersec in Dubai, featuring Flametougher 290AS Flex with Cordura nylon and Xlance fibres for arc flash protection. The company emphasises sustainability with the eco-friendly Flameban family and introduces Tahoe, a stretch workwear fabric with 29 per cent recycled polyester.

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Spain’s Ternua to present F/W 24 Protech line at ISPO fair

23rd Nov 2023

Sustainable outdoor apparel brand Ternua is set to showcase its F/W 24 Protech line at the upcoming ISPO fair in Munich, featuring technical items developed with enhanced fabrics in bright Alpine colours. Collaborating with elite mountaineers, the line includes mid layers with innovative Warmshell Pro fabric for breathability and flexibility.

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Canada’s Warroad Hockey partners with Noble Biomaterials

23rd Nov 2023

Warroad Hockey, co-founded by NHL star TJ Oshie, partners with Noble Biomaterials to meet high demand for its TILO Baselayers. Launched in September 2023, these baselayers offer 360-degree protection around the neck and forearms with cut-resistant and antimicrobial technology. Featuring Noble's Ionic+ silver ions, the gear aims to enhance player...

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Canada’s Arc’teryx partners with Aluula Composites

3rd Nov 2023

Arc’teryx Equipment has partnered with Aluula Composites to create innovative ultralight fabrics for extreme outdoor athletes. The collaboration aims to develop a recycling programme for products made with Aluula's unique mono-material. They share a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and pushing the boundaries of performance in mountain...

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