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Recron FS displays new protective textiles at Heimtextil

9th Jan 2019

Recron FS is displaying new textile solutions at Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, in hall 4.0. The exhibition is being held from January 8-11, 2019. Recron FS is the brand of innovative, flame-retardant polyesters from Reliance Industries (RIL), the largest integrated polyester producer in the world, based in...

Courtesy: PPSS Group
PPSS Group's cut resistant fabric finds more uses

8th Jan 2019

With UK-based PPSS Group getting enquiries on use of its cut resistant fabric for applications outside cut resistant clothing, the group wants product designers to think innovatively about the potential uses of this technical textile. Cut resistant fabrics have been developed following injuries to people in industry, homeland security, and extreme...

Courtesy: Lanxess
Lanxess expands production network for flame retardants

20th Dec 2018

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has planned to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around €200 million over the next three years. The company runs a strongly backward integrated production network for bromine and phosphorous based flame retardants with plants in the US, Germany, France and UK.

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: PR Newswire
Echelon Materials unveiled campaign to fund TiTek

23rd Nov 2018

Echelon Materials has unveiled their Indiegogo campaign to fund the production of their proprietary loom required to produce TiTek, the world's first and only patented, lightweight, flexible fabric designed to shred high-powered conical/rifle rounds and be comfortably worn or carried all day. TiTek provides the protection those in law enforcement...

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.

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