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PRC asks firms to produce protective gear at full capacity

14th Feb 2020

China's apparel firms have stepped up to tackle the acute shortage of protective medical gear and face masks due to the coronavirus outbreak by tweaking production lines and building new workshops. The government has also asked firms to work at maximum capacity putting aside overcapacity concerns, promising to buy everything if the market cannot...

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India lifts ban on export of personal protection equipment

10th Feb 2020

India has lifted the ban on the export of personal protection equipment, including masks. With this move, critical items like surgical masks, disposable masks and all kinds of gloves except those made of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), which China urgently needs, can be exported by Indian manufacturers to help China fight the coronavirus epidemic.

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North Face unveils Summit Series Advanced Mountain Kit

6th Feb 2020

The North Face has unveiled the Summit Series Advanced Mountain Kit to help athletes explore alpine region in the harsh alpine environment. The Advanced Mountain Kit is a breathable, packable, warm and lightweight layering system that gives athletes the freedom to move quickly and efficiently in extreme alpine conditions without compromising protection.

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Dynamic Modifiers unveils new non-halogenated FR compound

4th Feb 2020

Dynamic Modifiers has launched a new non-halogenated FR compound called PAL...VersaCHAR. The compound can achieve a new level of flame retardant performance as a coating for nonwovens and technical textiles. Dynamic Modifiers is a leading specialty compounder focused on custom polyolefin compounds and concentrates, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Sympatex & Schoeller to display rEvolution jacket at ISPO

29th Jan 2020

Sympatex and Schoeller are set to display the rEvolution Hybrid jacket, the world’s first upcycled functional jacket, at ISPO Munich 2020, in hall 1, booth 300 / hall A1, booth 218 respectively. Schoeller develops functional fabrics and textile technologies. Sympatex develops, produces, and distributes membranes, laminates, and functional textiles.

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Point Blank unveils V2 Pro Performance System

27th Jan 2020

Point Blank Enterprises and First Tactical have jointly unveiled the public safety industry's first-ever fully integrated apparel and armour line, the V2 Pro Performance System. This allows law enforcement agencies to purchase a fully-integrated system featuring the V2 Pro-Performance armour carrier with NIJ compliant ballistics, shirt and pants.

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Sympatex to show rEvolution Hybrid functional jacket

22nd Jan 2020

Sympatex, a provider of sustainable functional textiles, will show the rEvolution Hybrid, an upcycled functional jacket made from 30 per cent recycled used textiles and 70 per cent PET bottles, at ISPO 2020, in hall A1, booth 300, in the press centre west. The leading trade fair for sports business will be held from January 26-29, 2020, in Munich,...

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Pinnacle Textile Industries acquires Topps Safety Apparel

20th Jan 2020

Pinnacle Textile Industries has purchased a majority of the assets of Topps Safety Apparel, a manufacturer of public safety and flame resistant uniforms offered through a network of leading distributors and garment rental operators. Pinnacle is a manufacturer of service apparel, aprons, and napery dedicated to servicing the rental and hospitality...

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Myant & Helly Hansen shows active thermal workwear at CES

17th Jan 2020

Myant, pioneers in textile computing, and Helly Hansen, the global technical and safety apparel brand, unveiled a line of active thermal workwear at the recently held CES 2020, which dynamically regulates body temperature for workers in cold climates. CES has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years.

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